Meditation article

Why do I meditate? Why do I go to retreats?

2019-07-05T11:31:21+02:00March 18th, 2018|

When I am surrounded by silence, things begin to happen, says Birgitta Hellmark Lindgren.

Before I left for my last retreat, a colleague asked why I regularly go to meditation retreats. I started to explain the technicalities of Acem Meditation, and she listened politely and then she asked again: “Why do you go to retreats?”

 

It was […]

International Training in Meditation Guidance

2019-07-05T11:30:54+02:00March 17th, 2018|

 – 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.

Other schools of meditation often give standard answers to common questions about the practice: «repeat the sound […]

In and out of Context: Contemporary Perspectives on Meditation

2019-07-05T11:39:01+02:00February 13th, 2018|

The recent book, Meditation and Culture: The Interplay of Practice and Context», edited by Halvor Eifring, has been reviewed in the journal Religious Studies Review (Vol. 43 No. 4, December 2017). The reviewer maintains that the book «offers provocative new insights for understanding meditation practice. …

… The key questions this book raises are: Should meditation be […]

The Meditation Experience You Want

2019-07-05T11:41:57+02:00February 11th, 2018|

By Jonas Meyer

In Norway, children will often get what they want for Christmas or birthdays. This is not always the case in meditation. Meditation is unpredictable.

When our meditation doesn’t turn out the way we would like it to be, we easily get frustrated or simply give up.

  • You wanted a propeller airplane, you got a […]

Meditation and leadership

2019-07-05T11:42:42+02:00January 13th, 2018|

By Birgitta Hellmark Lindgren

I started with Acem Meditation to reduce stress. I discovered that it had significant effects on my leadership in a large organisation.

I learned meditation in Acem because I was looking for a tool and a method that could help me recover from an increasing stress problem. I did not primarily start meditating because […]

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

2019-07-05T11:44:10+02:00January 3rd, 2018|

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

The newspaper’s women’s section is now displaying 10 “tested and approved” new year’s resolutions. The common denominator is: “Take care of yourself, listen to your desires and feel more Zen, more fit, better in your body …”. Acem Meditation, […]

Tragicomic obsession

2019-07-12T16:13:46+02:00September 23rd, 2017|

By Eva Skaar

Ester Nilsson is a complex woman who has been frequently discussed in newspapers, social media and various columns. She sometimes appears rational, verbal and intellectually sharp, and at other times irrational and immature.

Ester is a poet and essayist. Although she is smart, she shows surprisingly little self insight and low self-esteem in some […]

Meditating brothers

2019-07-05T11:47:41+02:00April 17th, 2017|

When Axel Schäfers learned Acem Meditation in Germany six years ago, his one-year-older brother Ralf watched from a distance as the technique made Axel change things in his life.

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