Beginner's Courses

Learn to Meditate at the Young Retreat

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

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.

A beginner's course usually consists of 2-4 sessions, each providing ample opportunity for personal practice followed by guidance and discussion. Groups of 5-15 participants meet for altogether 7-12 hours. 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.

See details for each course in the right sidebar.

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


This beginner's course is part of the International Young Retreat for meditators.

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When ordering using the menu and button above, please remember to register the appropriate price alternative before clicking the button.

Full-time students get a discount.

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: NO7560260504021
● 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: Beginner's Courses

The course is arranged by Acem Student Group

Course number: V22098


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.