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Where the Pyrenees touch the sky

World Retreat approaching

touching the skyHundreds of meditators from around the world have already registered for the second world retreat in Acem’s 50-year long history. They will travel to the heart of the Spanish Pyrenees for a week of intensive meditation, personal reflection, playful interaction, and scenic walks in spectacular surroundings. You may still join them. Read more…

Choose your workshop

at the Acem Meditation World Retreat 2016

workshopOn three afternoons during the World Retreat, you can choose between five different exciting and entertaining workshops. The workshops come in three different versions: talks, games and body practices. While most of the talks focus on scientific, cultural or psychological aspects of meditation, two of them are concerned with the history and art of the country we are in: Spain. The games encourage a playful attitude towards the exploration of the self, while the body practices use breath and movements as channels of self-expression. Read more…

Long meditations plus guidance, yoga, workshops, seminars and mountain walks

Rich and varied World Retreat programme

two womenThe World Retreat programme centres on the long meditations. They are preceded by morning yoga and followed by guidance groups as well as evening seminars with Acem’s founder Dr Are Holen. Every day there is time for walking and talking in the forests, grasslands and mountains nearby. In addition, you can choose from several parallel workshops in the afternoon, and informal social activities in the evenings make it easy to get new friends and contacts from different parts of the world. Read more…

Learn to meditate at the World Retreat

Beginner’s courses in several languages available

Kristine meditatesIf you don’t yet know Acem Meditation, you can learn the technique at the World Retreat. And if you already know the method, you can bring along friends or family who want to learn. Beginner’s courses are available in English, German, Spanish, and Mandarin. Read more…

World retreat for the family

Svein Strömberg, Switzerland

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World Retreat News

bathing in the river
With 2016 just around the corner, the Acem Meditation World Retreat is not far away. Here follows some news about the retreat, which is presented more fully at Read more…

“The best gift I have given myself”

Erin Tseng interviewed by Joy Lu

Erin doing yoga
After ten years of yoga practice in Taiwan, Erin Tseng still felt stuck. For some reason, she could not breathe as deeply as some of the postures required. She was struggling. It was only when she learned how to “let go” in practice that she was able to relax and come closer to her own spontaneity. Read more…

The perfect birthday present?

Gift card for Acem Meditation World Retreat 2016 available now

gift card
Are you going to the World Retreat in the Spanish Pyrenees this summer? Would you like someone else to join you? A partner, a friend, a son or daughter, a mother or father, a sister or brother, or someone else who might be interested?
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Acem Meditation World Retreat 2016 video

From 15 October 2015, you may register for the Acem Meditation World Retreat 2016. Take your time to browse the World Retreat 2016 web pages and watch the following video:

How was the first Acem retreat in the Pyrenees?

In the summer of 2015, Acem Spain arranged its first retreat at Boí Taüll Resort in the Pyrenees, as a preparation for the World Retreat 2016. Some of the participants have shared their experiences below. Read more…