Acem Meditation World Retreat in the Rhodope Mountains

Type de cours: Retraites d'une semaine

Due to the corona crisis, the Acem Meditation World Retreat planned for July 2021 is postponed for at least one year.

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Where you’ve never been

One week of meditation, yoga and self-exploration in the Bulgarian mountains bordering Greece – an ideal place to delve into areas of your mind that you have never visited.

Acem Meditation World Retreat in the Rhodope Mountains

Aspects pratiques

Le cours commence
Lundi 24 juillet 2000
Dernier jour de cours
Lundi 31 juillet 2000
19:00 - 14:00
Code du cours


Meditative melting pot

Hundreds of participants from various continents, a melting pot for different cultures. 

Your own inner space

Plenty of time for daily meditations in the protected space of your own room.

Personal dialogues

Small-size guidance groups facilitate the sharing of reflections on meditation and life.

Evening seminars…

with Acem's founder Dr Are Holen, chief lecturer and training supervisor in Acem.

…based on your questions

Questions and input from retreat participants form the basis for the evening seminars.

Make your body supple

Every day you will have chances of doing yoga and other bodily practices.

Select your workshops

Choose from parallel events on meditation, emotions, culture, breathing, voice, etc.

Social dynamics

Get to know people from widely different backgrounds. 

Five star luxury

Luxurious hotels at 1650 m altitude: 5-star Perelik and Orlovetz and 4-star Orpheus. 

Ample space for yoga and meditation

Double rooms used as single rooms, apartments as double rooms, ensuite bathrooms.

Traditional recipes

High-class lacto-vegetarian meals, partly based on local food traditions.

Walk and talk

The retreat area is surrounded by roads and paths for afternoon and evening strolls.

Keep fit

Full access to fitness equipment, including a 25 m swimming pool.

Easy access

You'll be met at Sofia airport and taken by bus to the retreat site at a minor extra cost.

Join the young crowd!

The younger crowd partly follows their own program and stays at their own hotel.

Splendid holiday opportunities

Fascinating history, marvellous nature, intriguing culture – Bulgaria, Greece or Turkey.


Le cours est organisé par Acem International School of Meditation


Click here for practical information

If you have not already learned Acem Meditation, you can learn the technique at the retreat at no extra cost.

Check-in starts at 14:00 on the first day of the retreat.

● Register by choosing the right price and clicking "Add to basket" button above. Pay with your credit card or PayPal account.
● Alternatively, transmit the fee to Acem's bank account by international money transfer and send a message to Acem. Write course number V21515 in payment information. You will receive a confirmation when your payment has been registered.
- Bank name: Nordea Bank Norge ASA, Pb 1166 Sentrum, NO-0107 Oslo, Norway
- Swift code/BIC: NDEANOKK
- Country code: NO
- IBAN (account) number: NO8060260497238

Bulgaria's low prices and the unpaid efforts of Acem volunteers make it possible to arrange the retreat at a very moderate price. The course fee includes board, lodging and all course activities; only the journey to and from the retreat site is paid for by each participant.

Organising committee

Halvor Eifring, Petter Halvorsen, Eva Skaar
Megan Lin, Bjarke Madsen, Jonas Meyer, Jacqueline Robert, Rémy Roche, Christina Schäfers, Elisabeth Heimdal Wærsted

Advisory committee

Ole Gjems-Onstad, Merete Lund Hetland, Monika Wirkkala

Chief lecturer

Are Holen