technique

Discussing one’s meditation: reflections from an M – 1 Course

2019-07-06T22:12:40+02:00November 11th, 2010|

Last week we started an M-1 course at the Acem House in New Delhi. Each time the main challenge that the course leaders have faced is to make the participants reflect on their own experience of meditation rather than only discuss what is theoretically correct or incorrect. A fact that becomes clear to the group very soon is that there is more to the meditation than telling ourselves “just repeat the sound and let all thoughts come and go.”

Yoruba girl meditating

2019-07-06T22:19:00+02:00August 21st, 2010|

A young Yoruba girl sent off by her rich Nigerian family to a posh English boarding school at six meets her father and uncle five years later and can't recognise them anymore.

From “I want” to “I demand”

2019-07-06T22:19:21+02:00August 21st, 2010|

Contemporary culture has a tendency to idealize demands and strong expressions of emotion. It is as if the stronger the expression, the more justified the demand or the emotion. Acem Meditation counteracts this tendency and helps us to find better compromises between our own needs and the needs of our surroundings.