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Learn Acem Meditation at the International Regular Retreat 2020 

2019-12-05T10:26:14+01:00December 5th, 2019|

25 July–1 August, Acem International Retreat Centre near Oslo, Norway

This retreat is a great opportunity to learn Acem Meditation. With plenty of time, you will have an optimal start, thoroughly learning how to meditate with a free, open attitude. Every day the program allows you to discuss all your questions about the method and use […]

Acem International Young Retreat 2020

2019-12-05T10:17:19+01:00December 5th, 2019|

Young people (aged 17-35) from all over Europe and beyond meet in the middle of Swedish nowhere (Lundsholm) and spend their summer doing nothing? – Wait! Can that be true? Are they really doing nothing? – No, they meditate – that looks a little bit like “just sitting there“ from the outside, but in fact, […]

Be friends with your wandering mind

2019-07-12T15:53:15+02:00May 20th, 2019|

In this article Halvor Eifring discusses the important of mind wandering in meditation. Everyone who has learned Acem Meditation knows that meditation is not about emptying the mind, as many others tend to believe. The challenge is to become friends with everything that spontaneously emerges in consciousness. Restlessness, tension, and ruminating thoughts may be experienced as garbage in the body and mind, but often hide a sparkling diamond. This kind of experience is supported by old meditative traditions.

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2019-06-29T10:35:39+02:00March 30th, 2019|

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Are Holen appointed honorary doctor of The Open University

2019-06-30T17:28:14+02:00September 24th, 2018|

International recognition for Acem Meditation and stress research

“His rigorous research and compassionate practice [have] transformed the lives of people across the world.” These words were pronounced when the founder of the Acem School of Meditation Professor Are Holen (pictured at the ceremony above) was appointed honorary doctor of The Open University (OU) outside London on […]