International Summer Retreat
This retreat is an opportunity for self-exploration and social interaction in an international environment. The scenic surroundings provide a perfect setting for meditation, yoga and stimulating talks and discussions.
YOUR FIRST MEDITATION RETREAT IN ACEM? If so, your course fee is reduced by 20%. Choose the price alternative “My first retreat”.
You can check in from 15:00 and meditate in your own room.
The retreat includes interactive seminars based on questions from participants. The seminars will resolve challenges from the long meditations and discuss the experience from meditative, psychological, and existential angles. All seminars will be in English.
Abundant time for the meditation process
The retreat provides ample opportunity for social contact and for training in meditations up to or above the three-hour level. The regular retreat provides deeper relaxation, increased contact with life themes, and processing of issues from the past.
The programme includes:
- inspiring seminars on the psychology of meditation with Dr. Are Holen
- guidance groups and process groups that resolve challenges from the meditation
- basic 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 (extra fee)
This is a great opportunity to update your meditation practice, strengthen your meditation habit, and thoroughly recharge your batteries. After the retreat, the effect of daily meditations will increase. The effect of a summer retreat is said to 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.
Halvorsbøle serves delicious lactovegetarian food – good for palate and belly, and great for meditating bodies and minds.
The course language is English. Guidance groups in Scandinavian may be offered in addition, depending on the number of eligible participants.
Reduced fee for two weeks
You may combine this retreat with the International Deepening Retreat in the following week and pay a discounted fee by registering via the Two-Week International Regular and Deepening Retreat.
For people with ample experience from deepening retreats, Acem also arranges advanced deepening retreats.
IMPORTANT PRACTICAL INFORMATION
on accommodation, payment, transport, and contact info
When ordering using the online registration link above, please remember to choose the appropriate price alternative before clicking the button. An alternative registration and payment method is described on the practical information page.
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: June 25.
On Acem's pricing policy
Course type: Regular Retreat in Acem Meditation
The course is arranged by Acem International School of Meditation
Course number: V24311