The Meditation Blog

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

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  • Intuitive opening – levels of meditative silence

    By Halvor Eifring “Why?” The West African guest stared uncomprehendingly at the Norwegian mountain ranges that his proud Norwegian hosts had driven so long and far to show him. For them, the value of the [...]

Action Card: How meditation can help us prepare for the unpredictable

December 13th, 2020|

By Christina Schäfers

I’ve always been an ambitious player. When I was a child, my parents did their utmost to prevent me and my sister from watching TV. So we were “forced” to play. And we did: We played in the woods, at home, at friends’ houses, etc. We played with puppets and Playmobil, we played […]

Milder Winds

November 27th, 2020|

In Acem Meditation we can repeat the meditation sound in different ways. The sound can be clear and distinct or lighter and more fleeting, and our body and breath can become more or less involved in our repetition. A young woman had doubts about how to repeat the sound. Doubt was perhaps a reflection of […]

The universality of meditation – in the midst of a pandemic

November 8th, 2020|

Most readers of this blog share two things: Meditating and being in the midst of a pandemic. Do these two phenomena have anything in common?

By Ole Gjems-Onstad

Coping and enduring

A basic principle of Acem Meditation is that one should not try to influence the spontaneous activities. This does not mean that Acem Meditation is about passivity, […]

Four-day international online retreat of Acem Meditation

September 21st, 2020|

12-15 November 2020

Enjoy the opportunity to meditate over the three-hour threshold. The retreat offers everything a «normal» retreat would have: long meditations, guidance groups, plenary meetings, and yoga sessions. This upcoming autumn retreat is a unique opportunity for those who have learned Acem Meditation.

You participate from your home and meditate in your favorite chair or […]

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 […]

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