The summer retreat is an opportunity for self-exploration and social interaction in an international environment. The scenic surroundings provide a perfect setting for meditation, yoga and stimulating talks and discussions.
Intensive practice of Acem Meditation makes deep layers of mental stress and muscular tension give way to a calmer and more receptive frame of mind. Refining your meditative practice gradually enables you to recognise patterns and emotions previously hidden from your awareness.
One aim of the retreat is to help you master the three-hour level of long meditations. Small guidance groups led by experienced instructors provide you with ample opportunity to discuss your meditative experiences. This enhances meditation skills and deepens insights into central personal issues.
Evening seminars led by Acem's founder Dr. Are Holen explore the psychology of meditation and help you to enhance your meditative practice.
Small guidance groups led by experienced instructors provide you with ample opportunities to discuss your meditative experiences. This enhances meditation skills and deepens insights into central personal issues.
Daily sessions of basic Acem Yoga have a refreshing effect and facilitate the practice of long meditations.
The activities of the retreat will enable rich and varied social interactions in an international milieu.
Who may participate?
The retreat is for all who have learnt Acem Meditation, both beginners and experienced meditators. International participants may learn Acem Meditation at the retreat.
Typical daily programme
- Long meditation of 3 to 4 hours in the morning
- Guidance groups
- Afternoon group meditation
- Evening talks
- Social interaction
The official language is English. Simultaneous translation into other languages will be provided when needed. Guidance groups in Spanish and Mandarin will be offered.
The Acem International Retreat Centre at Halvorsbøle is situated outside Oslo in beautiful and peaceful surroundings. Participants will be accommodated in single rooms, most of them with a direct view of the Randsfjord lake.
The Halvorsbøle cuisine is based on lactovegetarian food well suited for long meditations.
An International Student's Retreat and an International Deepening Retreat takes place each year. See the dates on our calendar.