International Deepening Retreat of Acem Meditation

Course type: Deepening Retreats

A deepening retreat offers the possibility to experience the full effect of Acem Meditation, leading to essential changes in your meditative process and in everyday life.


Course facts

Course starts
Saturday 21 July 2012, 18:00
Course ends
Saturday 28 July 2012, 14:00
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A deepening retreat is suitable for Acem meditators who already have some experience with long meditations and who want to practise meditations of more than six hours.

Long meditations

A deepening retreat gives you an opportunity for daily long meditations of at least six hours. The retreat will focus on how to enhance your meditation. All activity under the course of the day is designed to stimulate the deeper meditative process.

Guidance groups

The long hours of silence are followed by daily process-oriented guidance groups led by experienced meditation guides, in order to maximise the results of long meditations.


Questions arising from performing long meditations, along with meditative and existential topics will be covered in the evening seminars.

Walk and talk

There will be ample time for walks in the beautiful surrounding areas. Some of the walking time is combined with one-on-one discussions of themes and issues from your meditation.


Daily sessions of basic Acem Yoga have a refreshing effect and facilitate the practice of long meditations.

Typical daily programme

0730 - 0830: Breakfast, exercise
0830 - 1600: Silence for meditation
1600 - 1630: Yoga
1630 - 1700: Pause
1700 - 1900: Process guidance
1900 - 2000: Dinner
2000 - 2130: Seminar

Who may participate?

Deepening retreats are for regular meditators who already have experience from regular weeklong Acem Meditation retreats and who are prepared to participate in the entire retreat.

The venue

Acem International Retreat Centre at Halvorsbøle is situated outside Oslo in beautiful and peaceful surroundings. Most of the rooms have a direct view of the Randsfjord lake.

Other retreats

A Young Retreat, an International Regular Summer Retreat and other International Deepening Retreats take place each year. See the dates on our calendar.


The course is arranged by Acem International School of Meditation

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Discounted course fees:
The course fees above are for participants residing outside Scandinavia only: 18 percent off the regular fee when paid after 1 June.
The fee includes full board (lacto-vegetarian diet) and ensuite accommodation in a single room.

Multi-retreat discount
In addition to the regular discount, non-Scandinavian participants will get a discount of €80 per extra week if they participate in more than one retreat (regular retreat, deepening retreat, communication course) at Halvorsbøle or Lundsholm this summer. Participants must first pay the full fee for all retreats, but will receive €80 upon check-in at the discounted retreats.

Arrival and departure
Shared transport will be arranged from Oslo Airport Gardermoen (not Oslo Airport Torp or Oslo Airport Rygge) on 21 July at 4.30pm, as well as back to the airport on 28 July at 2pm (estimated arrival: 3.30pm).

There is a bus transfer from Oslo Airport Gardermoen (bus stand 29 outside the building) to Jevnaker (near Halvorsbøle Retreat Centre). On Saturdays, the bus leaves the airport at: 09:30 a.m., 13:45 p.m. Approximately 1 hour drive. Price 200 NOK. From Jevnaker, one can go to Halvorsbøle by taxi. A pick-up at Jevnaker may sometimes be arranged. If this should be possible, we will send information in advance.

Budget accommodation in Oslo:
Cochs Pensjonat
Anker Hotel
Anker Hostel
Haraldsheim Youth Hostel

Information, registration and payment
Scandinavian participants
Contact Acem Norway (tel: +47 23 11 87 00, address: P. O. Box 2559 Solli, NO-0202 Oslo, Norway)
Non-Scandinavian participants:
Use "Registration and payment" button at the top of this column. For info, contact Acem International.

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Are Holen

Founder of Acem. Psychiatrist.

Tor Hersoug

Acem Meditation initiator, deputy head of Acem International. Now retired, former professor of economics at the University of Oslo and director of economic research, Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise.

Halvor Eifring

General Secretary of Acem International. Professor of Chinese, University of Oslo.