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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…

Come for the Sun and Stay for the Silence…

Enjoy the picture? To learn about the real thing, read on. Read more…

International Retreats 2017 – five options

Treat yourself to a meditative summer holiday in beautiful surroundings at one of Acem’s retreat centers in the Scandinavian forests. International retreats are in English, sometimes with translation into additional languages. Read more…

New: International Young Retreat 2017

After ten seasons with a Nordic Profile, this year the highly popular Young Retreat is going to be international.

Deepen your understanding of meditation, feel the wind blow through your hair during a bike ride, cool down in the Mangen lake, play volleyball, go for a walk, or run along the many footpaths in the woods.

This is the International Young Retreat at the Acem Nordic Retreat Centre Lundsholm in Värmland, Sweden. When? From Saturday, July 29 to Saturday, August 5. Read more…

More than 400 participants from around the world

Register for the World Retreat now

taullEnthusiasm for the Acem Meditation World Retreat 2016 in the fantastic surroundings of the Spanish Pyrenees has exceeded all expectations. Two months before the retreat starts, the number of participants enrolled is well above four hundred, including people from a large number of countries in Europe, America and Asia. Read more…

Where the Pyrenees touch the sky

World Retreat approaching

touching the skyHundreds of meditators from around the world have already registered for the second world retreat in Acem’s 50-year long history. They will travel to the heart of the Spanish Pyrenees for a week of intensive meditation, personal reflection, playful interaction, and scenic walks in spectacular surroundings. You may still join them. Read more…

Choose your workshop

at the Acem Meditation World Retreat 2016

workshopOn three afternoons during the World Retreat, you can choose between five different exciting and entertaining workshops. The workshops come in three different versions: talks, games and body practices. While most of the talks focus on scientific, cultural or psychological aspects of meditation, two of them are concerned with the history and art of the country we are in: Spain. The games encourage a playful attitude towards the exploration of the self, while the body practices use breath and movements as channels of self-expression. Read more…

Long meditations plus guidance, yoga, workshops, seminars and mountain walks

Rich and varied World Retreat programme

two womenThe World Retreat programme centres on the long meditations. They are preceded by morning yoga and followed by guidance groups as well as evening seminars with Acem’s founder Dr Are Holen. Every day there is time for walking and talking in the forests, grasslands and mountains nearby. In addition, you can choose from several parallel workshops in the afternoon, and informal social activities in the evenings make it easy to get new friends and contacts from different parts of the world. Read more…

Learn to meditate at the World Retreat

Beginner’s courses in several languages available

Kristine meditatesIf you don’t yet know Acem Meditation, you can learn the technique at the World Retreat. And if you already know the method, you can bring along friends or family who want to learn. Beginner’s courses are available in English, German, Spanish, and Mandarin. Read more…

Then and Now

Acem Meditation World Retreat 2016

By Ingrid Rentel

waterOnce upon a time…

Way back in the 1960s, young students in the West entered a period of radical breaks with all established truths. They sought new ways of thinking and new perspectives on life. They wanted to change the world with their utopian thoughts and revolutionary ideas.
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