One-week International Regular Retreat 28 July - 4 August 2018

One-week International Regular Retreat 28 July - 4 August 2018

Course starts
Saturday 28 July 2018, 18:00
Course ends
Saturday 04 August 2018, 14:00

This 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.

Evening seminars

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

Daily guidance

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.

Social interaction

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

Typical daily programme

  • Yoga
  • Long meditation of 3 to 4 hours in the morning
  • Guidance groups
  • Walks and free time
  • Afternoon group meditation
  • Evening talks
  • Social interaction

The venue

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.

Lactovegetarian meals

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

Other retreats

An International Young Retreat and an International Deepening Retreat take place each year. See the dates on our calendar.

Course starts
Saturday 28 July 2018, 18:00
Course ends
Saturday 04 August 2018, 14:00


The official language of this retreat is English. All guidance groups will be in English and translation into other languages will not be provided.

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Early Bird price before 1 June does only apply to non-scandinavians


Course type: Regular Retreat in Acem Meditation

The course is arranged by Acem International School of Meditation

Course number: V18305


Ellen Gravklev

Acem Meditation Initiator. Senior Adviser for the University of Oslo.

Christopher Grøndahl

Acem Meditation Initiator. Novelist and Screenwriter.