"Here are three novel techniques to help you de-stress," writes MORE, an American magazine "for women of style and substance". One of the techniques they recommend for those who want to "chill out" is Acem Meditation, because it does not ask you to empty your mind, but allows thoughts and impressions to come and go freely. This "makes this Norwegian verson much easier for some people."
The news about the terror tragedy in Norway 22 July, where 69 youth and 8 government employees were killed, made a strong impression on the participants at the Spanish retreat of Acem Meditation which started just after the tragedy.
The Spanish meditators took the initiative to […]
I recently returned from 3 weeks’ retreat in Acem meditation. It was a retreat with very long meditations that allowed the meditators to explore new aspects of the mind. Periods where the mind wandered through thoughts and emotions regarding present and past life experiences were intermingled with more silent hours where the mind became quiet although awake and present. The long duration of the retreat allowed the experienced meditators to meditate “around the clock”
Most of us are not inclined to leave society behind and become monks and nuns. But it is interesting to see how some of those who do so seem to have an interest in and an understanding of meditation that makes them a highly interesting group to discuss with.
Reading some of these posts reminds me of a story someone told me some time ago: A meditation teacher was giving an introductory talk about Acem Meditation in the US. Knowing that Americans typically tend to expect and prefer quick results, but nevertheless reluctant to convey unrealistic expectations, he told them that the deeper benefits […]
Success is a challenge and must be met with a flexible attitude. When Acem's founder Dr. Are Holen was interviewed by a Barcelona newspaper, there was a boom in the interest in Acem Meditation in Spain. Activities were rescheduled, and within half a month 442 people had learnt the technique.