Grundkurs i Acem Meditation - Steg 1

Learn to meditate at the International Summer Retreat with Acem’s Founder

Kursen startar
Lördag 15 juli 2023, 18:00
Kursen slutar
Lördag 22 juli 2023, 14:00

Learn Acem Meditation during one week’s refreshing summer retreat in the Scandinavian landscapes where the method originated. 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. Combine this with exciting encounters and social meetings across borders and cultures, with participants from Scandinavia, Europe, and other continents.

You can check in from 15:00.

Learn Acem Meditation at this summer’s main meeting point for Acem meditators from around the world. 

The beginner’s course

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

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.

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.

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.

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-up courses M1 and M2, as well as weekend retreats where you can get away for a while and recharge your batteries.

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

Seminars by Acem’s founder

The retreat includes interactive seminars with Acem’s founder Dr. Are Holen, based on questions from participants. Dr. Holen is a highly respected lecturer and meditation guide, known for his ability to speak directly to the needs of the audience. He is the main driving force behind the development of Acem’s unique psychology of meditation. His seminars will resolve challenges from the long meditations and discuss the experience from meditative, psychological, and existential angles. All seminars will be in English, with simultaneous translation into German, Spanish, and Chinese. By training, Dr. Holen is both a physician and psychologist. An internationally renowned stress researcher, he is professor emeritus at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. 

Abundant time for the meditation process 

The retreat provides ample opportunity for social contact and for training in meditations of half an hour or more. The result is deeper relaxation, increased contact with life themes, and processing of issues from the past. In addition, the programme includes: 

  • instructions in meditative yoga, which makes body and mind more receptive
  • walks in beautiful nature and swimming in the majestic Lake Randsfjord
  • social activities and togetherness in an exciting international setting 
  • excursion to the internationally renowned Kistefos museum.

After the retreat, the effect of daily meditations will be remarkable, and many say the effect of a summer retreat will linger on for the rest of the year. 


Halvorsbøle is situated beneath the Onsberget mountain close to the town of Jevnaker, with a gorgeous view of the lake Randsfjorden, splendid walking areas, and a small idyllic beach. All participants are accommodated in single bedrooms with en suite bathrooms. The seminar room, dining hall, lounge, and group rooms are of high quality. The place has centuries of history. In the 1990s, the Oslo Accords between Israel and Palestine were negotiated here. For many years, this was the venue of the Norwegian government’s annual budget conferences. A good hour’s drive from Oslo City or Oslo Airport Gardermoen. 

Lactovegetarian diet

Halvorsbøle serves delicious lactovegetarian food – good for palate and belly, and great for meditating bodies and minds.

Register now!

Seize the opportunity! Number of participants is limited.

Kursen startar
Lördag 15 juli 2023, 18:00
Kursen slutar
Lördag 22 juli 2023, 14:00

Online registration

Course fee, including full board and ensuite accommodation in a single room:

Regular fee - NOK 10.180,-.

Full-time student aged 35 years or less - NOK 7.130,-.