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IT entrepreneur with success: – Without meditation, I would not be able to cope with the pressure

2021-06-02T17:11:19+02:00June 2nd, 2021|

Father of three and business manager Håvard Bell built a software company from scratch. Today, it has 25 employees and its app is used worldwide.

Håvard talks about a steep learning curve and many challenges: “We were five technology-focused engineers. We thought that if we had a product that was good enough, customers would automatically flock […]

Stress reduction linked to lower defense – new study on Acem Meditation

2021-03-11T22:19:49+01:00March 2nd, 2021|

In their first study from 2018, the authors showed that Acem Meditation improves stress management in a number of ways: better sleep, less anxiety, less mental distress, less pain. In a recent study, which was published in Frontiers in Psychology in January, they showed that meditators with a higher level of defensive functioning at the […]

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, […]

Setting the conditions for good meditation

2020-06-21T22:40:34+02:00June 21st, 2020|

By Pär Westlund

Taking a beginner’s course in Acem Meditation involves not only learning the basic instruction in the technique. Participants also receive advice on what conditions are favorable for developing a good meditation practice, both in regular life and at meditation retreats.

When we meditate, the basic principle is that we open our awareness towards what […]

Meditating Queen

2020-04-11T13:34:06+02:00April 7th, 2020|

– staying afloat in trying times.

In this picture, «Lightness of Being», Queen Elizabeth II is photographed by Chris Levine (copyright the artist 2008-2020).

Meditation represents an opportunity to slow down, pause and reflect. The true contribution of meditation in our trying corona times may be something Queen Elizabeth II touched upon in her speech to her […]

New book: “The Power of the Wandering Mind”

2019-07-05T11:32:46+02:00January 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. […]

Gandhi Peace Honor awarded to Dr Are Holen

2019-07-05T11:32:56+02:00December 7th, 2018|

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 […]

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

2019-06-29T10:27:51+02:00November 26th, 2018|

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.

How did you find Acem Meditation?

I had always been looking for a method that could help me calm […]

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