Books

Be friends with your wandering mind

2019-07-12T15:53:15+01:00May 20th, 2019|

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.

New book: “The Power of the Wandering Mind”

2019-07-05T11:32:46+01:00January 8th, 2019|

What does science say? In 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.

Nondirective meditation is not about emptying the mind. Instead, mind wandering is seen as an important resource. […]

In and out of Context: Contemporary Perspectives on Meditation

2019-07-05T11:39:01+01:00February 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 […]

Tragicomic obsession

2019-07-12T16:13:46+01:00September 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 […]

New book: Psychology of Silence

2019-07-05T11:50:29+01:00September 28th, 2016|

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The classic introduction – available for the first time in English

This book presents the classic introduction to Acem’s theory and practice of meditation, written by the founder. Psychology of Silence provides an easy-to-read account of the technique and its effects on health and personality. The book also includes […]

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