Psychology

Effects of Acem Meditation on working professionals

2019-06-30T17:38:04+02:00April 21st, 2018|

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

a new study shows improved stress management

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 […]

Why do I meditate? Why do I go to retreats?

2019-07-05T11:31:21+02:00March 18th, 2018|

When I am surrounded by silence, things begin to happen, says Birgitta Hellmark Lindgren.

Before I left for my last retreat, a colleague asked why I regularly go to meditation retreats. I started to explain the technicalities of Acem Meditation, and she listened politely and then she asked again: “Why do you go to retreats?”

 

It was […]

In and out of Context: Contemporary Perspectives on Meditation

2019-07-05T11:39:01+02:00February 13th, 2018|

The recent book, Meditation and Culture: The Interplay of Practice and Context», edited by Halvor Eifring, has been reviewed in the journal Religious Studies Review (Vol. 43 No. 4, December 2017). The reviewer maintains that the book «offers provocative new insights for understanding meditation practice. …

… The key questions this book raises are: Should meditation be […]

The Meditation Experience You Want

2019-07-05T11:41:57+02:00February 11th, 2018|

By Jonas Meyer

In Norway, children will often get what they want for Christmas or birthdays. This is not always the case in meditation. Meditation is unpredictable.

When our meditation doesn’t turn out the way we would like it to be, we easily get frustrated or simply give up.

  • You wanted a propeller airplane, you got a […]

Meditation and leadership

2019-07-05T11:42:42+02:00January 13th, 2018|

By Birgitta Hellmark Lindgren

I started with Acem Meditation to reduce stress. I discovered that it had significant effects on my leadership in a large organisation.

I learned meditation in Acem because I was looking for a tool and a method that could help me recover from an increasing stress problem. I did not primarily start meditating because […]

First International Yoga Retreat

2019-07-08T19:57:28+02:00December 4th, 2017|

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.

Acem School of Yoga was founded before the first major wave of yoga reached the West, and over the […]

International Young Retreat 2018

2019-07-08T19:59:12+02:00December 4th, 2017|

Welcome to the second edition of the International Young Retreat – take a dive in your meditative process while enjoying the Swedish countryside.

At the retreat you will meet other meditators from 17 to around 35 years old who want to explore their meditation and share their experiences. Some will learn to meditate at the retreat, […]

Tragicomic obsession

2019-07-12T16:13:46+02:00September 23rd, 2017|

By Eva Skaar

Ester Nilsson is a complex woman who has been frequently discussed in newspapers, social media and various columns. She sometimes appears rational, verbal and intellectually sharp, and at other times irrational and immature.

Ester is a poet and essayist. Although she is smart, she shows surprisingly little self insight and low self-esteem in some […]

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