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.
Petter Halvorsen and Carina Heimdal lead the retreat. Other instructors and moderators will include Grunde Waag, Stian Wærsted, Jonas Meyer and Monica Dobbertin.
Evening seminars 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.
First day of the retreat
From 1600 : Check-in
1900 : Dinner
2000 - 20.30: Guidance Groups
2100 - 22.30: Evening talks
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
The official language is Scandinavian. Guidance groups for international participants will be in English, and simultaneous translation into English of the evening talks will be provided.
The Lundsholm Retreat Centre in Arvika, Sweden is situated by a lake in the peaceful Värmland scenery.
The Acem Retreats cuisine is based on lactovegetarian food well suited for long meditations.