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Konstanz in our minds

2019-06-30T17:40:43+02:00April 7th, 2019|

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 […]

Break-through in Science

2019-06-29T10:25:08+02:00November 25th, 2018|

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 […]

Life and meditation – deceptive perspectives

2019-07-05T11:33:16+02:00November 20th, 2018|

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 […]

Deep diving into the self

2019-06-30T17:31:54+02:00September 11th, 2018|

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 […]

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 […]

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