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Podcast with Dr. Are Holen: Inner Strength – The Free Mental Attitude in Acem Meditation

2023-01-27T11:45:09+01:00January 27th, 2023|

In this recording, Dr. Are Holen explains how practitioners of Acem Meditation may cultivate a free mental attitude, and what kind of change that might bring about. Dr. Holen is a professor emeritus at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. He founded Acem in 1966.

The recording is based on a previously published CD production […]

What happens in the longer term when we meditate?

2023-01-21T13:45:19+01:00January 21st, 2023|

Many who learn Acem Meditation are satisfied with the short-term effects that the method provides. They feel that Acem Meditation enables them to relax, get rid of some of the day’s stress, and tap into a little more energy in their everyday life.

Despite these benefits, it can still be difficult to maintain a regular meditation […]

To be just myself

2022-11-02T09:57:50+01:00November 2nd, 2022|

Johan Øye shares his experience with Acem Meditation in his daily life and at a deepening retreat at Acem’s Retreat Center Halvorsbøle. He is a Norwegian teacher who has practiced meditation for many years.

“When one is together with others one wears a social mask and adjusts one’s role”, says Johan Øye. “But when I meditate, […]

Q&A: Meditation and the Default Mode Network of the brain

2022-11-02T09:37:13+01:00October 25th, 2022|

The Meditation Blog has received several questions regarding the relationship between the so-called Default Mode Network of the brain and meditation.

The discovery of the brain’s Default Mode Network by Raichle et al. (2001) opened new perspectives on the functioning of the brain when we are at rest. Several areas of the cortex, mostly in the […]

Report from the world’s best place to meditate

2022-10-14T16:51:36+02:00October 14th, 2022|

Silence has an outer and an inner dimension. Acem’s retreat center at Lundsholm, Sweden provides both. What is it like to meditate there?

Sitting in bed in my room in Sjögården at Lundsholm, meditating. I try my best to keep my attention lightly focused on the meditation sound while a lot of other things are buzzing […]

Six tips on how to establish meditation routines

2022-09-13T22:33:15+02:00September 13th, 2022|

If you are able to establish regular meditation habits, you will achieve greater benefits from your meditation practice.

You decide for yourself when and how much you shall meditate. Acem recommends 2×30 minutes or 1×45 minutes every day.

1. Clarification

Clarify for yourself what you want to achieve from meditation. Is it to practice a technique that provides […]

When the worst person in the world meditates

2022-06-08T23:26:32+02:00June 2nd, 2022|

What would have happened if Julie, the leading character in the award-winning movie “The Worst Person in the World”, had learned Acem meditation?

She will soon be 30 and is on the threshold of established adult life, but hesitates. After switching studies twice, from medicine to psychology and then to photography, she works in a bookstore […]

Young composer in London: Meditation makes it easier to trust my gut feeling

2022-06-09T15:33:53+02:00June 2nd, 2022|

Says Zacharias Wolfe from Sweden: «While my life has been full of many changes, meditation has made me more grounded in a dimension of silence. A meditation retreat in Acem is a unique setting, in which I am part of a community where I can share the special experience that Acem Meditation is. I can also […]

Reconciliation

2022-03-21T09:26:58+01:00March 18th, 2022|

Reconciliation is an important area to work in for all meditators, no matter what phase of life we are in – when we are young as well as when we get older. It is existentially important to achieve some degree of reconciliation with the way life happens to be. This also applies to the way […]

Ripples in water – how meditation can help you to discover the deeper currents inside you

2022-02-27T23:39:22+01:00February 27th, 2022|

By Ellen Gravklev.

An action with ripple effects

When you throw a stone into the water, ripples are formed which slowly spread outwards. One stone, one throw, many ripples.

A warm look, a smile, a safe embrace. A frown, an angry voice, someone pushing you away. The first years of a child’s life create ripple effects for the […]

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