From Germany – translator and stenographer, realized to Acem-meditate in 2018:
I made a decision to come back to the summer time retreat as a result of I’ve been lacking it!
Once I determined to go to the common retreat for the primary time in 2018 I had simply realized Acem Meditation and instantly preferred its psychological method and the best way to have a look at all the things that comes up throughout meditation to be okay.
And I preferred the concept of staying a complete week with a bunch of individuals I don’t know that unifies the observe of meditation, and all this in Norway and for little cash.
Earlier than attending this retreat I attended one common retreat, one deepening retreat, and one communication course. Every retreat/course was completely different, however they have been all intense and full of latest insights into completely different life themes.
I met attention-grabbing and great folks. All these experiences are crucial to me. I’d not prefer to miss even considered one of them.
This yr I hope to realize some new insights into private and different’s life themes and a few progress in regard to my tolerance stage.
I additionally stay up for assembly previous buddies, new folks and a mind-blowing disco on the finish of the keep!
From Australia – technical author, realized to Acem-meditate in 2021:
Why not now?
I’m trying ahead to lengthy meditations, deeper self-exploration, and extra understanding of Acem. Communication with different Acem meditators can be one thing i anticipate from the retreat.
I all the time thought that “someday” I’ll go to Norway. Once I noticed the details about this summer time retreat, I believed “why not now”?
Final yr this time we have been in lockdown right here in Melbourne, and I couldn’t go away house. I don’t learn about subsequent yr, however truthfully NOW has been the perfect time up to now couple of years.
I heard about Acem meditation again in October 2010 after I was nonetheless residing in my hometown, Shanghai, China. I obtained my first iPad and was having fun with studying ebooks on it. One of many ebooks that I randomly downloaded was a Chinese language version of Are Holen’s “Psychology of Silence”. That e-book triggered my curiosity in meditation (I had zero data about meditation earlier than). I searched “Acem“ on-line and by chance a newbie’s course was going to be held quickly in 2011 in Xiamen, one other metropolis in China. So I registered for the course and organized my journey.
Sadly, whereas I did take my journey (and it was good and magical), the course was canceled as a result of political points and the China department was completely closed after that. However that try marked the beginning of my journey in meditation. After I migrated to Australia in 2013, I attempted to search for Acem right here as a result of Acem nonetheless felt mysteriously distinctive to me, however there’s no Australia department. Nonetheless, I saved receiving the Acem newsletters and when the web course grew to become out there in the course of the pandemic, I may lastly begin my newbie’s course.
My important profit from studying meditation is that I’ve change into extra self-accepting and usually extra snug with myself. That’s not the tip, however the basis for my explorations.