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Western meditation in India

India has its own, long traditions of meditation. It may therefore come as a surprise that Acem Meditation, which is based on Western culture and science, is popular in India. Read more…

Training in Interpersonal Communication – spring 2018

The next communication course takes place 28 April – 6 May, 2018, at Halvorsbøle, Norway. This intensive course has been an annual event for nearly fifty years. Read more…

Helped me see things *I thought* I knew in a different light

– Tom L. on Acem’s Communication Course

As an introspective analytical person, the development of the self is high on my list of priorities. Read more…

I found Acem Meditation on the blog

– interview with Côme Ledésert

“It was important for me to learn how to meditate when I was working on my master’s thesis four years ago, and I wanted to find a way for myself. When I discovered Acem Meditation on themeditationblog.com, I liked that it was nondirective and nonreligious. I am a filmmaker, and interested in the use of silence. Read more…

The Land of Kings and Queens

A tour to Rajasthan in India

Acem Travels invites you to take part in a 15 day long tour of Rajasthan in India in February 2018. The tour includes a one week retreat in Acem Meditation and a one week tour to fantastic places of culture, history and natural wonders.

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Bridging cultural differences: Meditative yoga in Taiwan

Anne Thomte, a Norwegian high school teacher and head of the Acem School of Yoga, recently visited Taiwan, where she gave two weekend workshops for the general public and a training course for future yoga instructors. She was struck by the cultural differences she observed. Read more…

How can nondirective meditation increase self-knowledge?

New doctoral thesis on nondirective meditation

From the beginning of the Western philosophical tradition, the quest for self-knowledge has been central. We must know ourselves as human beings and our place in the world and in interpersonal relationships, i.e. how our lives should be lived. This was the point of departure when Mattias Solli recently defended his doctoral thesis in philosophy.  Read more…

Made me more grounded

Remy Roche: “Acem Meditation made me more grounded – in a country harassed by terrorists”

Some people think they can learn meditation by picking up a book and read a few instructions. Remy Roche took the challenge more seriously. Read more…

Meditation helped me cope with the situation

Captain on a rescue ship in the Mediterranean

“Some people were lost before we could see them on the radar,” says Francesc Oliveras, who was captain on board when the Dignity I set out to rescue refugees in the Mediterranean. “Nevertheless, this part of their trip was actually the least dangerous one.” Read more…

Acem in the future

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What will Acem look like in 50 years, on its 100-year anniversary? The year will be 2066.

Just saying that number feels abstract, futuristic, and far far away.

It raises another question: what will the world look like in 2066?

By Elisabeth Heimdal Wærsted 

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