Non-religious meditation in NYC

Non-religious meditation in NYC

Acem Meditation is a simple mindful technique for relaxation, health and personal growth - based on modern psychology and scientific research.

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Are Holen

An evening with Are Holen

Special Meditation Event in NYC:  Meet the Founder of Acem Meditation – Dr. Are Holen, MD PhD.

Join us for an Evening of Group Meditation and a lecture by Acem
Meditation founder Dr. Are Holen, phd. This special evening is open to all.

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Acem Meditation is easy to learn. Personal instruction and guidance ensure that you get a good start. Group discussions help you to deal with beginners’ problems and to establish a meditation habit. More ...

Follow-up activities

To meet and discuss with fellow meditators improves your understanding of the technique and enhances your personal process. It may also help you to get back on track if you have got out of the habit. More ...

Acem Meditation

You don't try to relax. You just sit comfortably in a chair with eyes closed, practising a simple mental technique, allowing a deep relaxation to take hold of body and mind. More ...


People from all over the world, in all walks of life, are coping better with their lives through the simple method of Acem Meditation. What do they say? Read more ... 

Acem Training in Interpersonal Communication

Self-insight. Leadership qualities. Empathy and sensitivity. Interpersonal social skills. Ability to handle conflicts. Understanding of group dynamics. More...

For Institutions, Companies and Organizations

Corporate Stress Management Classes

Special Programs tailored to your organization. More...

Scientific research

The anti-stress effects of Acem Meditation are confirmed by scientific research. Blood pressure and heart rate are reduced, the immune system is strengthened, performance under pressure is enhanced, and brain waves show deep relaxation.

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Meditation Insight

Articles, reflections, news and interviews.