Even with a conventional mindset you can appreciate what an Acem retreat has to offer: a swim in the lake, a walk in the woods, a room with a view, and interesting conversations with people from various parts of the world. The benefits of spending a week of your summer holiday sitting alone in your room with closed eyes for several hours a day may be less obvious. In fact, however, long meditations are where you pave the way for more fundamental changes in your life.
This year's international summer retreats help you recharge your batteries, and make subtle changes in the direction of your life. You save €100 by registering and paying before 1 June.
At a retreat with long meditations, your muscles relax, and your mind becomes more rested and ready for new challenges. Stimulating group discussions improve your technique, enhance the effect of meditating, and provide opportunities for existential reflection. The Meditation Blog gives you a calendar of upcoming retreats.
“I get too excited and want too much.” Rune Grønn compares playing the guitar with the process of meditating. "Your sensitivity and technique need to be practised and refined over time." At Acem retreats he rediscovers parts of his lost childhood.
Long meditations bring us closer to the universal and the timeless aspects of existence, shared by all mankind, beyond language, image or thought," says Dr. Are Holen. Every summer, he directs weeklong international retreats of Acem Meditation.