International Young Retreat

International Young Retreat

Course starts
Saturday 30. July 2022, kl 16:00
Course ends
Saturday 6. August 2022, kl 11:30

Welcome to the fourth edition of the International Young Retreat, in the beautiful Swedish countryside.

Relaxing. Refreshing. Good for your soul. Perfect for those between 17 and 35 years old who want to explore their meditation.

The retreat is especially adapted to those going to a retreat for the first time, but has also become an annual tradition for more experienced meditators. If you haven't already learned to meditate, it is possible to learn it at the retreat.

Long meditations

One aim of the retreat is to help you master the three-hour level of long meditations. This mode of Acem Meditation provides a calmer and more receptive frame of mind. Deep layers of mental stress and muscular tension are allowed to loosen up, and you can come in touch with yourself in new ways.

Daily guidance

Small guidance groups led by experienced instructors provide you with ample opportunity to discuss your meditative experiences. This enhances meditation skills and deepens insights into central personal issues.

Evening seminars

Evening seminars explore the psychology of meditation and help you to enhance your meditative practice.


Daily sessions of basic Acem Yoga have a refreshing effect and facilitate the practice of long meditations.

Social interaction

The activities of the retreat will enable rich and varied social interactions in an international milieu.

First day of the retreat

From 1600 : Check-in
1900 : Dinner
2000 - 20.30: Guidance Groups
2100 - 22.30: Seminar and social interaction
2300 : Quiet

Typical daily programme

08:00 - 08:30: Yoga
08:30 - 09.00: Breakfast
09:00 - 11:30: Silence for meditation.
11:45 - 12:30: Lunch
12:30 - 13:30: Guidance groups
13:30 - 18:00: Walks/bathing/cycling/volleyball/kubb sport
18:00 - 19:00: Afternoon group meditation
19:00 - 20:00: Dinner
20:30 - 21:30: Evening talks
21:30 - 23:00: Social interaction
23:00 : Quiet

Course language

The official language is English.

The venue

The Lundsholm Retreat Centre in Arvika, Sweden is situated by a lake in the peaceful Värmland scenery.

Lactovegetarian meals

The Acem Retreats cuisine is based on lactovegetarian food well suited for long meditations.

Reduced fee for two weeks 

If you combine this retreat with a deepening retreat with Dr. Are Holen in the preceding week, the course fee will be significantly reduced – whether you stay at Lundsholm both weeks or combine this week at Lundsholm with one week of deepening at Halvorsbøle Retreat Centre. When you register, please include information about your preferred location for the deepening retreat.

Can learn Acem Meditation

If you would like to learn Acem Meditation, it will be possible at this retreat. Register here.

Course starts
Saturday 30. July 2022, kl 16:00
Course ends
Saturday 6. August 2022, kl 11:30


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Full-time students get a discount. Apply for a student scholarship.

If a registration is cancelled due to covid-related issues, the course fee (not travel expenses) will be refunded in full (no administration fee deducted). If a registration is cancelled for other reasons before 1 July 2022, the course fee will be refunded minus an administration fee of NOK 600. If a reservation is cancelled after 1 July 2016, the course fee is not refundable. As a protection against unforeseen circumstances, you are strongly advised to obtain suitable travel insurance and to buy refundable tickets.

It is also possible to register by sending a message to Acem and paying by international bank transfer to:

● IBAN NO: NO8060260497238
● Recipient: Acem, Pb 2559 Solli, NO-0202 Oslo, Norway
● Bank: Nordea Bank Norge ASA, Pb 1166 Sentrum, NO-0107 Oslo, Norway
● Include the following information: Course number (to be found in the upper right corner of this page) + name of participant(s)
● Your registration will be valid upon receipt of your payment.

The initiator in charge of this retreat is Ellen Gravklev.


Course type: Regular Retreat in Acem Meditation

The course is arranged by Acem Student Group

Course number: V22310


Elisabeth Heimdal Wærsted

Acem Meditation Initiator. Civil engineer, PhD, researcher in user-oriented design.

Bjarke Madsen

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

Ellen Gravklev

Acem Meditation Initiator. Senior Adviser for the University of Oslo.