International Young Retreat

International Young Retreat

Course starts
Saturday 28 July 2018, 16:00
Course ends
Saturday 04 August 2018, 14:00

Welcome to the second edition of the International Young Retreat, in the beautiful Swedish countryside.

Relaxing. Refreshing. Good for your soul. Perfect for those between 17 and 35 years old who want to explore their meditation.

The retreat is especially adapted to those going to a retreat for the first time, but has also become a yearly tradition for more experienced meditators. If you haven't already learned to meditate, it is possible to learn it at the retreat.

Long meditations

One aim of the retreat is to help you master the three-hour level of long meditations. This mode of Acem Meditation furnishes for a calmer and more receptive frame of mind. Deep layers of mental stress and muscular tension are allowed to loosen up, and you can come in touch with yourself in new ways.

Daily guidance

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

Evening seminars explore the psychology of meditation and help you to enhance your meditative practice.


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

Social interaction

The activities of the retreat will enable rich and varied social interactions in an international milieu.

First day of the retreat

From 1600    :    Check-in
1900           :     Dinner
2000  - 20.30:    Guidance Groups
2100  - 22.30:   Seminar and social interaction
2300           :     Quiet

Typical daily programme

08:00 - 08:30: Yoga
08:30 - 09.00: Breakfast 
09:00 - 11:30: Silence for meditation.  
11:45 - 12:30: Lunch 
12:30 - 13:30: Guidance groups 
13:30 - 18:00: Walks/bathing/cycling/volleyball/kubb sport 
18:00 - 19:00: Afternoon group meditation 
19:00 - 20:00: Dinner 
20:30 - 21:30: Evening talks 
21:30 - 23:00: Social interaction
23:00           : Quiet 

Course language

The official language is English.

The venue

The Lundsholm Retreat Centre in Arvika, Sweden is situated by a lake in the peaceful Värmland scenery.

Lactovegetarian meals

The Acem Retreats cuisine is based on lactovegetarian food well suited for long meditations.

Course starts
Saturday 28 July 2018, 16:00
Course ends
Saturday 04 August 2018, 14:00



Petter Halvorsen

Acem Meditation Initiator. Lawyer.

Jonas Meyer

Writer and musician. Teacher in secondary school. Acem Meditation instructor.