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Podcast with Dr. Are Holen: Inner Strength – The Free Mental Attitude in Acem Meditation
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 [...]
Q&A: Meditation and the Default Mode Network of the brain
The Meditation Blog has received several questions regarding the relationship between the so-called Default Mode Network of the brain and meditation.
The discovery of the brain’s Default Mode Network by Raichle et al. (2001) opened new perspectives on the functioning of the brain when we are at rest. Several areas of the cortex, mostly in the […]
Understand what lies behind the communication
Training in Interpersonal Communication
Halvorsbøle International Retreat Centre, Oslo
29 April – 7 May 2023
What did participants Oriol and Borghild take home from this course in 2022?
Oriol Cuxart Pérez, Biomedical Engineer, Barcelona: “This course will improve my relationships”
“The course has significantly improved my self-understanding. Both meditation and the communication course […]
Report from the world’s best place to meditate
Silence has an outer and an inner dimension. Acem’s retreat center at Lundsholm, Sweden provides both. What is it like to meditate there?
Sitting in bed in my room in Sjögården at Lundsholm, meditating. I try my best to keep my attention lightly focused on the meditation sound while a lot of other things are buzzing […]
“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. […]
New International 24h Online Retreat
Friday 25 Nov – Saturday 26 Nov 2022
A unique opportunity to have an experience of what Acem retreats can offer – all from the comfort of your home. This retreat is suitable for
- – Those who want to practice meditation at the three-hour level for the first time
- – Those who already have experience with […]
Six tips on how to establish meditation routines
If you are able to establish regular meditation habits, you will achieve greater benefits from your meditation practice.
You decide for yourself when and how much you shall meditate. Acem recommends 2×30 minutes or 1×45 minutes every day.
Clarify for yourself what you want to achieve from meditation. Is it to practice a technique that provides […]