If you join a long meditation at the Acem centre in Berlin on a Sunday afternoon, you are likely to meet Daniel Roob, whose pleasant smile immediately makes you feel welcome. Daniel is 31 years old and a local organiser for Acem in Berlin. He is also a trained moderator, meaning he arranges M1 follow-up courses which give Berlin’s meditators the opportunity to meet, meditate and discuss their meditation. Lately he has joined the assistant instructor training course, with the aim of taking even more responsibility for Acem’s activities.
Theory meets practice
“It is fascinating to be part of courses like the M1. Each participant brings his or her experiences to the group, and tries to understand them in light of Acem’s psychology of meditation. Theory comes to life when it is linked to practice, and it is illuminating to compare individual ways of meditating with the general principles of Acem Meditation. Each group turns out to be very different.”