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The Power of the Wandering Mind

Nondirective meditation in science and philosophy

In the fifteen chapters of 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.

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New book: “The Power of the Wandering Mind”

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.

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Gandhi Peace Honor awarded to Dr Are Holen

On Gandhi’s birthday, 2nd October 2018, Dr. Are Holen received the Gandhi Peace Honor for spreading World peace and harmony. The award was given for his lifelong contributions to society and mankind, for his scientific work related to post-traumatic stress, and his research on and efforts in teaching Acem Meditation since 1966, an elaborate approach to meditation based on psychology and science.

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From Taiwan to the deepening retreat in Norway: a unique experience

Interview with Hana Han

As a retired high school teacher in Taiwan, Hana Han enjoys her life: She interprets her dreams, writes poems, and meditates. She is less stressed, with plenty of energy for all she wants to do.

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Effects of Acem Meditation on working professionals

a new study shows improved stress management

Research paper authors Bjørn Lau, Anne Grete Hersoug and Morten Wærsted

Positive effects of Acem Meditation – a nondirective technique – was found in a recently published study. This type of relaxation technique can be a positive supplement to other tools for the prevention of negative health reactions due to stress.

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Acem Meditation highly rated at Spanish hospital

Courses for employees in the health sector

Acem Meditation instructors

For the past, almost four years, Hospital San Juan in Alicante, Spain, has regularly offered beginner’s courses in Acem Meditation for its health sector employees, along with a large number of other courses of continuing education. Read more…

Can meditation delay the aging process?

Several studies indicate that the answer may be yes.

Recent research suggests that the brain remains younger in meditators with regular practice. Other studies indicate similar impacts on the genes and the cells.

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First International Yoga Retreat

In 2018, Acem School of Yoga will celebrate 50 years of teaching by arranging its first international yoga retreat, with instructions i five languages. The event takes place from 7-14 July 2018, at Halvorsbøle International Retreat Centre, Norway. Read more…

International Meditation Retreats 2018

Your summer holiday in 2018: a respite from the stress of everyday life? Meditate in beautiful surroundings at Acem’s International Retreat Centre, Halvorsbøle, in Norway. Read more…

Ten years with Acem Meditation

Miren feels the effects increase with time

Meditation has become a natural part of her daily life. Miren Lugarezaresti, a social worker based in Alicante, Spain, explains why her motivation to continue her practice has never abated.

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