International Deepening Retreat

International Deepening Retreat

Le cours commence
Samedi 15 juillet 2023, 18:00
Le cours se termine
Samedi 22 juillet 2023, 14:00

A deepening retreat offers the possibility to experience the full effect of Acem Meditation, leading to essential changes in your meditative process and in everyday life.

You can check in from 15:00 and meditate in your own room.

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

Long meditations

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. All activity in the course of the day is designed to stimulate the deeper meditative process.

Guidance groups

The long hours of silence are followed by daily process-oriented guidance groups led by experienced meditation guides, in order to maximise the results of long meditations. Guidance groups in English and Scandinavian.


The retreat includes interactive seminars based on questions from participants. The seminars will resolve challenges from the long meditations and discuss the experience from meditative, psychological, and existential angles. All seminars will be in English. 

Walk and talk

There will be ample time for walks in the beautiful surrounding areas. Some of the walking time is combined with one-on-one discussions of themes and issues from your meditation.


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

Typical daily programme

0730 - 0830: Breakfast, exercise 
0830 - 1530: Silence for meditation
1530 - 1600: Pause
1600 - 1730: Process guidance 
1745 - 1830: Yoga
1845 - 1945: Dinner 
2000 - 2130: Seminar
2130 - 2200: Technical group
2200 - 2300: Walk and talk

In order to take part in a deepening retreat you need to: 

  • have regular meditation habits
  • have at least 20 hours of long meditations above the three-hour limit from a weeklong retreat of Acem Meditation 
  • intend to take part in the entire retreat, from beginning to end

The venue

Acem Nordic Retreat Centre at Lundsholm is situated outside Arvika, Sweden in beautiful and peaceful surroundings on a peninsula overlooking the Mangen lake.

Other retreats

For other retreats, see the dates on our calendar.

For people with ample experience from deepening retreats, Acem also arranges advanced deepening retreats.

Le cours commence
Samedi 15 juillet 2023, 18:00
Le cours se termine
Samedi 22 juillet 2023, 14:00

Online registration

Course fee, including full board and ensuite accommodation in a single room:

Regular fee - NOK 10.180,-.

Full-time student aged 35 years or less - NOK 7.130,-.

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Student discount is only available to full-time students aged 35 years or less.

Apply for a student scholarship.

On Acem's pricing policy


Type de cours: Deepening Retreat

Le cours est organisé par Acem International School of Meditation

Code du cours: V23301


Ole Gjems-Onstad

Initiator in Acem.

Head of Acem International.

professor emeritus rettsvitenskap