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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 […]

The universality of meditation – in the midst of a pandemic

2020-11-08T14:08:53+01:00November 8th, 2020|

Most readers of this blog share two things: Meditating and being in the midst of a pandemic. Do these two phenomena have anything in common?

By Ole Gjems-Onstad

Coping and enduring

A basic principle of Acem Meditation is that one should not try to influence the spontaneous activities. This does not mean that Acem Meditation is about passivity, […]

Shame, uncertainty and innovation – upcoming Acem Webinars

2020-09-21T18:06:00+02:00September 21st, 2020|

Enjoy exciting new perspectives and reflection by joining these two Acem Webinars in October and November.

Shame – how to understand our painful companion

Saturday 03 October 2020 16:00 Central European Summer Time  (Oslo, Berlin, Barcelona)

Can our experience with metathoughts – self-critical thoughts during meditation – help us understand the origins of our shame? Is understanding […]

Acem Training in Interpersonal Communication 22–30 May 2021

2020-09-21T17:54:45+02:00September 21st, 2020|

In 2020, this course had to be canceled due to the corona situation. We are pleased to offer a new possibility in 2021.

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. Twice every day, participants meet in small communication groups […]

Learning meditation at a young age was one of the smartest things I have done

2020-09-05T11:33:27+02:00September 5th, 2020|

Astrid and Gry Iverslien – mother and daughter – share the interest in meditation, and both have made use of meditative processes in their creative professional activities.

 A better understanding of myself

Astrid is what you would call a creative person. She has made drawings, painted, and written books. Now, at 86, her neck doesn’t permit drawing […]

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