How about a one-week refreshing international summer retreat in the Scandinavian landscapes where Acem Meditation originated? An opportunity for exciting encounters and social meetings across borders and cultures, with participants from Scandinavia, Europe, and other continents. You can choose between guidance groups in English, German, Chinese, or Scandinavian. This is a great […]
Andy Chang is from New Taipei City in Taiwan. He has met Acem meditators from all over the world.
“In Asia, men rarely talk about their feelings and weaknesses, he says. According to a Mandarin proverb, ‘Men should never show emotional vulnerability around others.’ And perhaps this attitude is why I meet few male meditators in […]
19 years old and from Uppsala, Sweden, Henrietta Kindmark participated for the first time in Acem International’s Young Retreat last summer. A week later she spoke about it in warm terms.
- The social part of the retreat was what I enjoyed most, says Henrietta and mentions ”Walk and Talk”, the sauna, and the shared meals.
In this recording, Dr. Are Holen explains how practitioners of Acem Meditation may cultivate a free mental attitude, and what kind of change that might bring about. Dr. Holen is a professor emeritus at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. He founded Acem in 1966.
The recording is based on a previously published CD production […]
Johan Øye shares his experience with Acem Meditation in his daily life and at a deepening retreat at Acem’s Retreat Center Halvorsbøle. He is a Norwegian teacher who has practiced meditation for many years.
“When one is together with others one wears a social mask and adjusts one’s role”, says Johan Øye. “But when I meditate, […]
“Meditation has given me more empathy with people – and it has fundamentally changed my ability to be social”
Alicia Figueroa lives in Spain and has practiced Acem Meditation for 7 years. She attended the International Deepening Retreat at Halvorsbøle, Norway, this summer. It was her second Deepening Retreat. This is what she had to say a couple of months after coming home:
What were your experiences with the Deepening Retreat?
“This was an extraordinary retreat for me. […]
“When people sign up for a meditation course, they are often at a point in their life where they are under strain in one way or another”, says Cathrine Pedersen, project manager and instructor in Acem.
Cathrine Pedersen went from management positions at the Postal Service to doing research on educational institutions and the interaction between […]
I started to meditate daily some years ago while I studied IT in Trondheim, Norway. The Acem International World Retreat in 2016 became my first weeklong retreat. It was a special experience to go to Spain, experience the Pyrenees, and meet young people from the whole world who meditated. After this experience, retreats in Norway […]
Elisabeth Heimdal Wærsted is a project manager in the Saint-Gobain international industrial group. She is the mother of two small children, and something is constantly going on. How does she manage?
Elisabeth began practicing Acem meditation when she was 17. Her parents had meditated in Acem for many years, and she was curious about what […]
Elsa Roussel, 29, an immunologist-in-training based in Zurich, joined an Acem Meditation course in 2017 and has since been exploring various levels of self-awareness in her personal relationships and interactions.
“I have learned how to set boundaries, be more balanced between what I feel and how to […]