Konstanz is an old city located where the Rhine leaves the Bodensee, and it defines the border between Switzerland and Germany. The oldest part of Konstanz is located on the Swiss side. The city has become German as a result of power struggles, just as Boris Gleb on the Norwegian side of the Pasvik river is Russian.
The OPEN CENTER in New York City, founded in 1984, provides around 300 different holistically-based programs to an audience of 10,000 annually. Here is an excerpt of their new program – basic Acem Meditation training.
What does science say? In this new book, experts in neuroscience, medicine, psychology, philosophy and the humanities share groundbreaking perspectives on how nondirective meditation interacts with brain and body, mind and culture.
On Gandhi’s birthday, 2nd October 2018, Dr. Are Holen received the Gandhi Peace Honor for spreading World peace and harmony. The award was given for his lifelong contributions to society and mankind, for his scientific work related to post-traumatic stress, and his research on and efforts in teaching Acem Meditation since 1966, an elaborate approach to meditation based on psychology and science.
13-20 July, Acem International Retreat Centre, Norway
Acem Meditation is more than relaxation. This weeklong retreat in beautiful surroundings is a unique opportunity to practice long meditations and get into deeper meditative processes. The evening seminars will be with Dr Are Holen, Acem’s founder. Guidance groups and social interaction further stimulate processes of change.
You will get a good start when you learn meditation at this retreat. There is plenty of time to thoroughly learn how to meditate – with a free, open attitude. And there are ample opportunities to discuss all your questions about the method and use your curiosity to explore the potential of Acem Meditation.
The Center for Quantum Spintronics (QuSpin) explores new ways of controlling electric signals in nanotechnology. Professor Arne Brataas explains the milestone of the new research – and shares his experience with Acem Meditation. QuSpin has recently published a break-through in the scientific journal Nature¹.
The woman in the street, Thomas and the boss, your meditation
As Karen walks along a busy, crowded street on a Saturday morning, she notices a little girl who refuses to be seated in her pram, garbage being dropped on the pavement and a broken window pane. Louis is also strolling in a street. It is late in the summer and he enjoys the soft breeze, notices a smile from a stranger – and the happy faces of those who enjoy their ice cream. He thinks it would be nice if people stopped dropping waste paper in the street.