In this article Halvor Eifring discusses the important of mind wandering in meditation. Everyone who has learned Acem Meditation knows that meditation is not about emptying the mind, as many others tend to believe. The challenge is to become friends with everything that spontaneously emerges in consciousness. Restlessness, tension, and ruminating thoughts may be experienced as garbage in the body and mind, but often hide a sparkling diamond. This kind of experience is supported by old meditative traditions.
By Andreas Tryggeset
When being touched by a good book, you come closer to yourself. Longings, dreams, unease, shame — all sorts of feelings are activated.
Maybe you recognize this? That reading a really good book brings you closer to yourself. What about meditation? In meditation, there […]
Nondirective meditation in science and philosophy
In the fifteen chapters of this new book, experts in neuroscience, medicine, psychology, philosophy, and the humanities share groundbreaking perspectives on how nondirective meditation interacts with brain and body, mind and culture.
Many schools of meditation […]
Jimena Villegas appreciates the effect they have on her
“I read a book by a filmmaker who found that meditation helped him find new solutions when he felt stuck in the process of producing a movie. Though I work with music rather than film, the book inspired me to look […]
Konstanz is an old city located where the Rhine leaves the Bodensee, and it defines the border between Switzerland and Germany. The oldest part of Konstanz is located on the Swiss side. The city has become German as a result of power struggles, just as Boris Gleb on the Norwegian side of the […]
The Center for Quantum Spintronics (QuSpin) explores new ways of controlling electric signals in nanotechnology. Professor Arne Brataas explains the milestone of the new research – and shares his experience with Acem Meditation. QuSpin has recently published a break-through in the scientific journal Nature¹.
Meditation stimulates creativity
Since you practice Acem Meditation and have chosen to make […]
What do you see?
The woman in the street, Thomas and the boss, your meditation
As Karen walks along a busy, crowded street on a Saturday morning, she notices a little girl who refuses to be seated in her pram, garbage being dropped on the pavement and a broken window pane. Louis is also strolling in […]
Experiences from meditation
In an eternal perspective, a moment is an insignificant amount of time. Yet, a moment may comprise more than we think and more during the practice of Acem Meditation than in many other situations. Let us first reflect upon the duration of a moment. How long a moment lasts depends on our perspective.
Everyday meditation has made her feel more grounded. A week-long retreat changed her ways of thinking. A communication course enabled her to feel more connected with herself and others.
Gill Scott on meditation and communication
“I had tried different kinds of group meditation, which I found relaxing, but I had a lot of resistance and on my […]
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 […]