Beginner's Courses

Learn to Meditate at the Young Retreat

Course starts
Saturday 27 July 2024, 6:00 pm
Course ends
Saturday 03 August 2024, 2:00 pm

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.

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In North America, a beginner's course takes place online. It consists of five sessions, each providing ample opportunity for personal practice followed by guidance and discussion. There is a maximum number of participants, presently set at five. 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 that you are introduced to during the course, and that is further discussed in the book, stimulates your practice and provides a fuller understanding of the process.

After the course, you can practice 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 online long 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.

Minimum age restriction: 16 years.

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Course starts
Saturday 27 July 2024, 6:00 pm
Course ends
Saturday 03 August 2024, 2:00 pm

Online registration

Regular fee - NOK 10.080,-

Full-time student - NOK 8.070,-

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Cancellation deadline: July 8.
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Course type: Beginner's Courses

The course is arranged by Acem Student Group

Course number: V24098


Elisabeth Heimdal Wærsted

Acem Meditation Initiator. Engineer, PhD. Sustainability Manager.

Bjarke Madsen

Economist. Working with process optimization and artificial intelligence. Acem Meditation instructor.