Two-week International Deepening Retreat
A deepening retreat offers the possibility to experience the full effect of Acem Meditation, leading to essential changes in your meditative process and in everyday life.
You can check in from 15:00 and meditate in your own room.
A deepening retreat is suitable for Acem meditators who already have some experience with long meditations and who want to practise meditations of more than six hours.
A deepening retreat gives you an opportunity for daily long meditations of at least six hours. The retreat will focus on how to enhance your meditation. All activity in the course of the day is designed to stimulate the deeper meditative process.
The long hours of silence are followed by daily process-oriented guidance groups led by experienced meditation guides, in order to maximise the results of long meditations. Guidance groups in English and Scandinavian.
The retreat includes interactive seminars based on questions from participants. These seminars will resolve challenges from the long meditations and discuss the experience from meditative, psychological, and existential angles. All seminars will be in English. In the first week, the seminars will be by Acem’s founder Dr. Are Holen, 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. 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.
In the second week, the seminars will be with Øyvind Ellingsen and Halvor Eifring.
Walk and talk
There will be ample time for walks in the beautiful surrounding areas. Some of the walking time is combined with one-on-one discussions of themes and issues from your meditation.
Daily sessions of basic Acem Yoga have a refreshing effect and facilitate the practice of long meditations.
Typical daily programme
0730 - 0830: Breakfast, exercise
0830 - 1530: Silence for meditation
1530 - 1600: Pause
1600 - 1730: Process guidance
1745 - 1830: Yoga
1845 - 1945: Dinner
2000 - 2130: Seminar
2130 - 2200: Technical group
2200 - 2300: Walk and talk
In order to take part in a deepening retreat you need to:
- have regular meditation habits
- have at least 20 hours of long meditations above the three-hour limit from a weeklong retreat of Acem Meditation
- intend to take part in the entire retreat, from beginning to end
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.
For other retreats, see the dates on our calendar.
For people with ample experience from deepening retreats, Acem also arranges advanced deepening retreats.
Course fee, including full board and ensuite accommodation in a single room:
Regular fee - NOK 18.010,-.
Full-time student aged 35 years or less - NOK 14.410,-.
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Student fee is only available to full-time students aged 35 years or less. Full-time students under 30 years of age can apply for student scholarship.
Cancellation deadline: July 8.
Course type: Deepening Retreat
The course is arranged by Acem International School of Meditation
Course number: V24312