Long meditations provide relaxation and stimulate personal development. Guidance improves the quality of your practice, and seminars increase your understanding of the process. Most retreats also have ample time for strolls in the woods, refreshing yoga sessions and interaction with other meditators.
There are three basic types of Acem retreats:
For all retreats, the book Practical Guide to Acem Retreats will be of great help.
Young students participating in weeklong courses at Acem's retreat centres may apply.