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Made me more grounded

Remy Roche: “Acem Meditation made me more grounded – in a country harassed by terrorists”

Some people think they can learn meditation by picking up a book and read a few instructions. Remy Roche took the challenge more seriously. Read more…

New: International Young Retreat 2017

After ten seasons with a Nordic Profile, this year the highly popular Young Retreat is going to be international.

Deepen your understanding of meditation, feel the wind blow through your hair during a bike ride, cool down in the Mangen lake, play volleyball, go for a walk, or run along the many footpaths in the woods.

This is the International Young Retreat at the Acem Nordic Retreat Centre Lundsholm in Värmland, Sweden. When? From Saturday, July 29 to Saturday, August 5. Read more…

Close your eyes to see more clearly

By Halvor Eifring

It may seem like a paradox that closing your eyes and repeating a sound may help you to see yourself better. But that is what you do when you meditate. Read more…

Acem in the future

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By Elisabeth Heimdal Wærsted 

What will Acem look like in 50 years, on its 100-year anniversary? The year will be 2066. Just saying that number feels abstract, futuristic, and far far away. It raises another question: what will the world look like in 2066? Read more…

New book: Psychology of Silence

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The classic introduction – available for the first time in English

This book presents the classic introduction to Acem’s theory and practice of meditation, written by the founder. Psychology of Silence provides an easy-to-read account of the technique and its effects on health and personality. The book also includes chapters on meditative silence and the cultural background of Acem Meditation. Read more…

An intensive experience of communication – with several language options

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Acem’s Training in Interpersonal Communication helps you improve your empathetic capacity and understanding of yourself and others. This year’s course will have English, German, Spanish, and Scandinavian groups, provided a sufficient number of people sign up for each language. The registration deadline is 15 April, with 15 March for early-bird registration. The course takes place 29 April – 7 May 2017 at Acem International Retreat Centre Halvorsbøle, Norway. Read more…

Life’s balance

Are NSTRenowned psychiatrist and disaster survival expert Dr Are Holen is driven by the desire to improve our quality of life, writes R. Gowri of the New Straits Times from Malaysia. Read more…

Then and Now

Acem Meditation World Retreat 2016

By Ingrid Rentel

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Way back in the 1960s, young students in the West entered a period of radical breaks with all established truths. They sought new ways of thinking and new perspectives on life. They wanted to change the world with their utopian thoughts and revolutionary ideas.
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Acem at 50 – some reflections

By Carl Henrik Grøndahl

Acem logoIt started with an experience. The last half of the 1960s was a period of open exploration, with large cohorts of young students from the post-war generation entering universities, seeking to change the world with their utopian and revolutionary dreams and ideologies. The people who started building Acem had come across a method that challenged inner dogmatism and narrow-mindedness – a sound-based meditation that facilitated change. Read more…

Acem Meditation Day

Join Acem meditators around the world by celebrating Acem’s 50th anniversary in your local Acem center!

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