Beginners courses

Acem Meditation is easy to learn. Personal instruction and guidance ensure that you get a good start. Group discussions help you to deal with beginner’s problems and to establish a meditation habit. You can learn Acem Meditation in many cities around the world, or by going to on an international meditation retreat. 

What you learn

You learn how to use Acem Meditation for relaxation and stress management, and you lay the foundation for a fascinating process of personality development and self-understanding.

After the course, you can practise the technique on your own, whether you choose to become a regular meditator or to meditate whenever you feel the need.

Course format

Usually, a beginner's course consists of 2-4 sessions, each providing ample opportunity for personal practice followed by guidance and discussion. Groups of 5-15 participants meet for altogether 7-12 hours. Topics covered include:

  •  Brief introduction and personal instruction
  •  Applying the basic principles to your own practice
  •  From stress relief to personal process
  •  Scientific research and the psychology of meditation

Course material

In physical beginner's courses in English-speaking countries, the book Acem Meditation - An Introductory Companion is included in the course fee. While you cannot learn the technique from a book, a CD, or the Internet, the psychology of meditation stimulates your practice and provides a fuller understanding of the process. (Online beginner's courses use digital excerpts instead.)


If you wish, you may continue to discuss your meditation practice with a qualified guide after the course. You may also choose between a number of follow-up activities, such as group meditations, talks and lectures, the follow-upcourses M1 and M2,as well as weekend retreats where you can get away for a while and recharge your batteries.

Qualified instructors

All instructors have been through several years of training and have extensive teaching experience.

Learn meditation in your country

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Stress management for your company

Acem offers stress management courses in English, Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, German, Spanish and Chinese. Limitations may apply, due to instructor availability. For more information contact Acem.