International Young Retreat
Welcome to the third edition of the International Young Retreat, in the beautiful Swedish countryside.
Relaxing. Refreshing. Good for your soul. Perfect for those between 17 and 35 years old who want to explore their meditation.
The retreat is especially adapted to those going to a retreat for the first time, but has also become a yearly tradition for more experienced meditators. If you haven't already learned to meditate, it is possible to learn it at the retreat.
NB! Check current travel restrictions regarding entry to Norway. Read more under the heading 'Arrival and departure' in the IMPORTANT PRACTICAL INFORMATION section - see link to the right.
One aim of the retreat is to help you master the three-hour level of long meditations. This mode of Acem Meditation furnishes for a calmer and more receptive frame of mind. Deep layers of mental stress and muscular tension are allowed to loosen up, and you can come in touch with yourself in new ways.
Small guidance groups led by experienced instructors provide you with ample opportunity to discuss your meditative experiences. This enhances meditation skills and deepens insights into central personal issues.
Evening seminars explore the psychology of meditation and help you to enhance your meditative practice.
Daily sessions of basic Acem Yoga have a refreshing effect and facilitate the practice of long meditations.
The activities of the retreat will enable rich and varied social interactions in an international milieu.
First day of the retreat
From 1600 : Check-in
1900 : Dinner
2000 - 20.30: Guidance Groups
2100 - 22.30: Seminar and social interaction
2300 : Quiet
Typical daily programme
08:00 - 08:30: Yoga
08:30 - 09.00: Breakfast
09:00 - 11:30: Silence for meditation.
11:45 - 12:30: Lunch
12:30 - 13:30: Guidance groups
13:30 - 18:00: Walks/bathing/cycling/volleyball/kubb sport
18:00 - 19:00: Afternoon group meditation
19:00 - 20:00: Dinner
20:30 - 21:30: Evening talks
21:30 - 23:00: Social interaction
23:00 : Quiet
The official language is English.
The Lundsholm Retreat Centre in Arvika, Sweden is situated by a lake in the peaceful Värmland scenery.
The Acem Retreats cuisine is based on lactovegetarian food well suited for long meditations.
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The initiator in charge for this retreat is Ellen Gravklev.
It is also possible to register by sending a message to Acem and paying in euro by international bank transfer to:
● SWIFT/BIC: NDEANOKK
● IBAN NO: NO8060260497238
● Recipient: Acem, Pb 2559 Solli, NO-0202 Oslo, Norway
● Bank: Nordea Bank Norge ASA, Pb 1166 Sentrum, NO-0107 Oslo, Norway
● Include the following information: Course number (to be found in the upper right corner of this page) + name of participant(s)
● Your registration will be valid upon receipt of your payment.
Infection preventionDuring the corona period the number of participants may be limited. We follow covid-19 guidelines from the health authorities. If you have symptoms associated with covid-19, or you are in quarantine, please stay at home.
If the retreat is cancelled or you need to cancel your registration due to the corona situation, you will get a total refund of the entire course fee (not including travel expenses). We strongly recommend buying refundable air tickets.
Course type: Week-long Retreat
The course is arranged by Acem Student Group
Course number: V22310