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A new building at Lundsholm – for those who want to explore silence

2021-12-08T23:00:34+01:00December 8th, 2021|

  • A brand new house built for long meditations.
  • 29 new rooms are now available for meditators from all over the world.
  • Modern technical solutions enhance the quality of acoustics and noise reduction.
  • Rooms with a wonderful view of the lake and beautiful landscape.
  • A new path surrounding the area is ideal for meditative morning […]

A meeting place for meditators from all corners of the world – summer 2022

2021-11-17T13:51:50+01:00November 17th, 2021|

An event to plan for: The international one-week summer retreat with Acem’s founder Are Holen.

This is a great opportunity for meditators to come close to the core and the origins of Acem Meditation. All seminars will be in English, with simultaneous translation into German, Spanish and Chinese. There will be guidance groups in English, Scandinavian, […]

Webinar: New visions of meditation

2021-09-09T13:07:44+02:00September 9th, 2021|

This webinar on October 2 will provide knowledge about the background of Acem and discuss some of the most important issues in Acem’s history from the beginnings in 1966 until today.

When Acem was founded as a student organization in Norway in 1966, the meditating students were curious about the long-term effects of meditation. They soon […]

New book: A first on the history of Acem

2021-09-09T12:55:48+02:00September 9th, 2021|

This book follows the development of Acem School of Meditation through its first 50 years, from a small group of students in Oslo in 1966 to an international non-profit organization teaching Acem Meditation on every continent.

Founded by Are Holen, Acem has developed an understanding of meditation based on modern psychology and neuroscience. This approach includes […]

Learning meditation at a young age was one of the smartest things I have done

2020-09-05T11:33:27+02:00September 5th, 2020|

Astrid and Gry Iverslien – mother and daughter – share the interest in meditation, and both have made use of meditative processes in their creative professional activities.

 A better understanding of myself

Astrid is what you would call a creative person. She has made drawings, painted, and written books. Now, at 86, her neck doesn’t permit drawing […]

One retreat, six nations – Acem’s first online retreat

2020-06-21T23:04:17+02:00June 21st, 2020|

In June, Acem held a weekend meditation retreat with 12 participants from six different countries. That in itself is nothing new. What is new is that the 12 participants were all staying at home in those six different countries during the entire retreat. One participant was 10,000 kilometers away from the instructors in Oslo, on […]

Learn Acem Meditation at the International Regular Retreat 2020 

2019-12-05T10:26:14+01:00December 5th, 2019|

25 July–1 August, Acem International Retreat Centre near Oslo, Norway

This retreat is a great opportunity to learn Acem Meditation. With plenty of time, you will have an optimal start, thoroughly learning how to meditate with a free, open attitude. Every day the program allows you to discuss all your questions about the method and use […]

Acem International Young Retreat 2020

2019-12-05T10:17:19+01:00December 5th, 2019|

Young people (aged 17-35) from all over Europe and beyond meet in the middle of Swedish nowhere (Lundsholm) and spend their summer doing nothing? – Wait! Can that be true? Are they really doing nothing? – No, they meditate – that looks a little bit like “just sitting there“ from the outside, but in fact, […]

Where you have never been

2020-02-01T22:51:02+01:00November 30th, 2019|

Acem Meditation World Retreat 2021

Most of us have never been to Bulgaria, and even fewer have visited the Rhodope Mountains, close to the southern border toward Greece. After having spent considerable time searching, we have concluded that this is the ideal location for Acem’s third World Retreat, which will take place on July 24-31, 2021. […]

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