The Meditation Blog

Explores meditative practice, experience and research. All the bloggers practise Acem Meditation.

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Shame, uncertainty and innovation – upcoming Acem Webinars

September 21st, 2020|

Enjoy exciting new perspectives and reflection by joining these two Acem Webinars in October and November.

Shame – how to understand our painful companion

Saturday 03 October 2020 16:00 Central European Summer Time  (Oslo, Berlin, Barcelona)

Can our experience with metathoughts – self-critical thoughts during meditation – help us understand the origins of our shame? Is understanding […]

International Summer Retreats 2021

September 21st, 2020|

Regular Retreats


International Young Retreat Sat 24 July – Sat 31 July 2021

Leaders: Elisabeth Heimdal Wærsted and Bjarke Madsen

Lundsholm, Värmland, Sweden

Information and registration

 

International Retreat Sat 31 July – Sat 7 August 2021

Leader: Christopher Grøndahl

Lundsholm, Värmland, Sweden

Information and registration

 

Deepening Retreats

 

One-week International Deepening Retreat Sat 10 July – Sat 17 July 2021

Leaders: Ole […]

Acem Training in Interpersonal Communication 22–30 May 2021

September 21st, 2020|

In 2020, this course had to be canceled due to the corona situation. We are pleased to offer a new possibility in 2021.

This is a unique course; it doesn’t resemble any other training with a similar name. It builds on experience-based, exploratory, and deepening group processes. Twice every day, participants meet in small communication groups […]

Deepening winter retreats of Acem Meditation

September 20th, 2020|

International Deepening Retreat

2-9 January 2021

Leaders: Rolf Brandrud and Christopher Grøndahl

Halvorsbøle International Retreat Centre, Norway

Information and registration

 

International Young Deepening Retreat

2-9 January

Leader: Christopher Grøndahl

Halvorsbøle International Retreat Centre, Norway

Information and registration

 

International Advanced Deepening Retreat (3 weeks), 2-23 January 2021

Leaders Halvor Eifring, Øyvind Ellingsen and Thor Udenæs

Lundsholm, Värmland, Sweden

Advice on dealing with negative thoughts in meditation

September 16th, 2020|

“At times, I feel inadequate when I meditate. The meditation sound is never easy and effortless and is always linked to my breathing. What should I do?”

“Meditation is not only easy for me, even though I feel that it should be. It is difficult to repeat the sound the way it is supposed to be. […]

Learning meditation at a young age was one of the smartest things I have done

September 5th, 2020|

Astrid and Gry Iverslien – mother and daughter – share the interest in meditation, and both have made use of meditative processes in their creative professional activities.

 A better understanding of myself

Astrid is what you would call a creative person. She has made drawings, painted, and written books. Now, at 86, her neck doesn’t permit drawing […]

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