Acem Meditation International

Eight-day deepening retreat

Course type: Deepening Retreats

This retreat is for Acem meditators who already have some experience with long meditations and who want to practise meditations of more than six hours.

Halvorsbøle

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Course facts

Price
€840.00 (full time students: €605.00)
Course starts
Saturday 18 January 2014, 4:00 pm
Course ends
Sunday 26 January 2014, 2:00 pm
Location
Halvorsbøle Int. Retreat Centre, Oslo

A deepening retreat offers the possibility to experience the full effect of Acem Meditation. Long hours of silence and process-oriented guidance groups are the main ingredients.

Typical daily programme:
0730 - 0830: Breakfast, exercise
0830 - 1600: Silence for meditation
1600 - 1630: Yoga
1630 - 1700: Pause
1700 - 1900: Process guidance
1900 - 2000: Dinner
2000 - 2130: Seminar

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. Daily guidance groups are scheduled to maximise the results of long meditations. Questions arising from performing long meditations, along with meditative and existential topics will be covered in the evening seminars. There will also be time for walks in the beautiful surrounding areas. Daily sessions of basic Acem Yoga have a refreshing effect and facilitate the practice of long meditations.

Who may participate?
Deepening retreats are for regular meditators who already have experience from weeklong Acem Meditation retreats.

The venue
Acem International Retreat Centre at Halvorsbøle is situated outside Oslo in beautiful and peaceful surroundings. Participants will be accommodated in single rooms, most of them with a direct view of the Randsfjord lake.

Lactovegetarian meals
The Halvorsbøle cuisine is based on lactovegetarian food well suited for long meditations.

Other retreats

An International Student's Retreat, an International Regular Summer Retreat and several other International Deepening Retreats take place each year. See the dates on our calendar.

 

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Course language

The main course language is Scandinavian. Simultaneous translation and guidance groups in English are available.

Course fee
The course fee includes full board (lacto-vegetarian diet) and ensuite accommodation in a single room.

If the retreat is fully booked, student discount may entail accommodation in double room.

If you cancel your registration before 1 January, your course fee will be refunded minus an administration fee of EUR 30. If you cancel your reservation after 1 January, your course fee will only be refunded if your cancellation is due to illness or other serious reasons.

Transport
There is a bus transfer from Oslo Airport Gardermoen (bus stand 37 outside the building) to Jevnaker (near Halvorsbøle Retreat Centre). On Saturdays, the bus leaves the airport at 09.30 and 13.45. Approximately 1 hour drive. Price ca. NOK 230. From Jevnaker, one can go to Halvorsbøle by taxi (NOK 250-300). A pick-up at Jevnaker may sometimes be arranged. If this should be possible, we will send information in advance.

Budget accommodation in Oslo:
Cochs Pensjonat
Perminalen
Anker Hotel
Anker Hostel
Haraldsheim Youth Hostel
Ellingsens Pensjonat
Comfort Hotel XPress Oslo

Information, registration and payment
Scandinavian participants
Contact Acem Norway (tel: +47 23 11 87 00, address: P. O. Box 2559 Solli, NO-0202 Oslo, Norway)
Non-Scandinavian participants:
Use "Registration and payment" button at the top of this column. For info, contact Acem International.

Instructors

Rolf Brandrud

Acem Meditation Initiator. Works in the National Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation.


Christopher Grøndahl

Acem Meditation Initiator. Novelist and Screenwriter.