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Memory Treasure: That year I went to Scandinavia to meditate

2021-10-31T19:53:25+01:00October 30th, 2021|

By Luna Liu

This article was first published in Chinese in one of Taiwan’s most well-known newspapers, Lianhe Bao (United Daily News), on 12 September 2021.

Driven by pure curiosity

When I sorted out the bookcases during the epidemic, I found a yellowed Norwegian newspaper in a pile of folders. I actually smiled in the front-page color photo […]

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 […]

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