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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 […]

Liza Franke: I became more straightforward

2022-02-28T00:15:11+01:00February 27th, 2022|

Acem Training in Interpersonal Communication 21-29 May 2022.

Acem meditators from all countries can, again, participate in this very special event, after two years of pandemics. From early on in the course, you will discover that there is a lot underneath the surface of everyone. «I try to understand what lies behind the way others come […]

Acem Training in Interpersonal Communication 21-29 May 2022

2021-11-11T23:58:47+01:00November 11th, 2021|

Understand what lies behind your communication

We are happy to be able to invite Acem meditators from all countries to this very special event. In 2020, the course was canceled due to the pandemic; in 2021, only Norwegians could participate.

Rather than listening to talks and lectures, you spend much of the time in […]

Webinar: Meditative Silence and the Good Life

2021-09-20T00:23:31+02:00September 20th, 2021|

What makes a life worth living?

Most of us pursue happiness. The American constitution even considers it an unalienable right. But what is happiness? A feeling of joy running through your body? A life filled with happy moments? Recognition, stable relationships or the absence of suffering? Paradoxically, the pursuit of happiness can lead us away […]

A rare opportunity to learn about yourself

2021-09-16T23:47:19+02:00September 16th, 2021|

Acem Training in Interpersonal Communication 21 -29 May 2022

Learn from new experiences in interaction with others! This is a unique course; it doesn’t resemble any other training with a similar name. It builds on experience-based, exploratory, and deepening group processes.

We are happy to be able to invite Acem meditators from all countries to this very […]

Webinar: New visions of meditation

2021-09-09T13:07:44+02:00September 9th, 2021|

This webinar on October 2 will provide knowledge about the background of Acem and discuss some of the most important issues in Acem’s history from the beginnings in 1966 until today.

When Acem was founded as a student organization in Norway in 1966, the meditating students were curious about the long-term effects of meditation. They soon […]

New book: A first on the history of Acem

2021-09-09T12:55:48+02:00September 9th, 2021|

This book follows the development of Acem School of Meditation through its first 50 years, from a small group of students in Oslo in 1966 to an international non-profit organization teaching Acem Meditation on every continent.

Founded by Are Holen, Acem has developed an understanding of meditation based on modern psychology and neuroscience. This approach includes […]

The mind behind the mind – spontaneous thought and beyond

2021-04-10T16:32:22+02:00February 28th, 2021|

Acem Webinar on 10 April, 2021 (Saturday) 16:00-17:00 (Central European Summer Time)

A link to the event will be distributed via Acem’s e-news. Subscribe to Acem e-news. 

People have meditated for thousands of years, partly for health and well-being, partly for self-improvement, and partly for something numinous beyond such this-worldly concerns. While Acem’s approach to meditation […]

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