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Gandhi Peace Honor awarded to Dr Are Holen

On Gandhi’s birthday, 2nd October 2018, Dr. Are Holen received the Gandhi Peace Honor for spreading World peace and harmony. The award was given for his lifelong contributions to society and mankind, for his scientific work related to post-traumatic stress, and his research on and efforts in teaching Acem Meditation since 1966, an elaborate approach to meditation based on psychology and science.

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A rare opportunity to explore your personality and the way you interact with others


The next Acem communication course takes place 25 May – 2 June 2019, at Halvorsbøle, Norway. This intensive course has been an annual event for nearly fifty years and is open to those who have learned Acem Meditation.

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Students are learning Acem Meditation in India

Acem Meditation is increasingly popular among students in India. Although they have their own long traditions of meditation, they are eager to learn this Western meditation technique.

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International Training in Meditation Guidance

 – first time outside of Scandinavia

Are Holen helped Taiwanese instructors Joy Lu, Susan Cai, and Denise Chang enhance their guidance skills.

Few things are more distinctive of Acem’s way of teaching than its various forms of meditation guidance. Read more…

International women’s magazine Marie Claire recommends Acem Meditation

Acem Meditation is now receiving widespread attention in France. Read more…

“Tested and approved”: Major French newspaper is recommending Acem Meditation

The French daily morning newspaper Le Figaro encourages its readers to learn Acem Meditation. Read more…

International Young Retreat 2018

Welcome to the second edition of the International Young Retreat – take a dive in your meditative process while enjoying the Swedish countryside. Read more…

Western meditation in India

India has its own, long traditions of meditation. It may therefore come as a surprise that Acem Meditation, which is based on Western culture and science, is popular in India. Read more…

Training in Interpersonal Communication – spring 2018

The next communication course takes place 28 April – 6 May, 2018, at Halvorsbøle, Norway. This intensive course has been an annual event for nearly fifty years. Read more…

Come for the Sun and Stay for the Silence…

Enjoy the picture? To learn about the real thing, read on. Read more…