The Royal Norwegian Order of St. Olav awarded to Acem’s founder Dr. Are Holen

His Majesty the King of Norway has appointed Acem’s founder Dr. Are Holen as Officer of the Royal Norwegian Order of St. Olav for his services to society.

Are Holen Order of St Olav
Dr. Holen is professor and former vice dean of the medical faculty at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, where he is currently doing research in the fields of stress psychiatry, medical education and group processes. He has also taught and done research at Stanford University, the University of California San Francisco, and the University of North Dakota. He was called in as an expert after the terror incident in Norway on 22 July 2011, the tsunami in the Indian Ocean in 2004, and the attack on World Trade Center 11 September 2001. Dr. Holen has been a central driving force behind the Acem International School of Meditation since its inception in 1966.


  1. Karan Sewani

    really glad to hear that… 🙂

  2. Pradeep Samvedi

    congratulations Dr Holen…

  3. Dr.T.Ravichandran

    Dear and Revered Professor,

    NIce to hear through Mr.I.Jayaraj about the great honour you have received from His Majesty The KIng of Norway. This is indeed a great pleasure for all of us. Tomorrow morning I am meeting a group of 100 of my students and shall happily share this information and pray to God Almighty to bless you and your family/Acem Family with Health, ealth, honour, peace and prosperity.

  4. Anshu Panami

    Really proud to be part of ACEM

  5. Dear Dr Are Holen
    I am soooooooooooo happy to know through Mr I.Jayaraj about the greatest HONOUR conferred by the King of Norway to you.I have taken the copy from the internet and placed in our college notice board,

  6. cresenta shakila

    Dr.Are Holen. You really deserve this award for your tireless effort. Congratulations.

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