The Power of the Wandering Mind

The Power of the Wandering Mind


New and surprising perspectives from the latest books of success-author Yuval Noah Harari and Acem International School of meditation.  Presented by Rolf Brandrud, a teacher in Acem Meditation in the US, Germany, the Netherlands and Scandinavia.

Yuval Noah Harari is an Israeli Historian, author of “Sapiens”, “Homo Deus” and “21 Lessons for the 21st Century”.  His books are translated to 50 languages and have sold in 10 million copies worldwide.  Harari meditates 2 hours daily and attends meditation retreats for two months every year. He says that in meditation he can “See Reality like it really is” and that he would not be able to write his bestselling books without his meditation.

The initially Norwegian Acem International School of Meditation takes the process further by creating enhanced inner freedom for “The Power of the Wandering Mind” to unfold its natural healing power for body and mind. This is thoroughly described in the book with this title – written by Scandinavian experts in neuroscience, medicine, psychology and humanities and fresh from print this year.


Monday 23.9 1930: Amsterdam, Pastorie Dominicuskerk, Spuistraat 12, Amsterdam.
Tuesday 24.9 1930: Groningen, Acem-house, Gedempte Zuiderdiep 156, 9711 HNGroningen
Wednesday 25.9 1930: Rotterdam: Gimsel Academy, Mariniersweg 9, 3011 NB Rotterdam


Rolf Brandrud presents new perspectives from Yuval Noah Harari and Acem’s new book “The Power of the Wandering Mind”. The talk will be followed by a Q&A-session and social exchange with refreshments. You are welcome to bring along colleagues, friends and family. Register at – or just meet up. Tickets 5 euro.

Learn Acem Meditation in Rotterdam

| Stress relief | Energy | Relationship | Health | Creativity | Beginner's courses |

Effects of Acem Meditation

  • gives deep relaxation
  • reduces stress
  • develops empathy for self and others
  • stimulates creativity and productivity

The method has been developed in Scandinavia since 1966 and is now taught in 18 countries around the world.

Learn Acem Meditation in Rotterdam

next beginners course spring 2020

For courses in Dutch
in Groningen and Amsterdam, see

Participate in international retreats in Scandinavia

Week long retreats in Acem Meditation are arranged throughout the year in Scandinavia. See complete calendar of events.

What people say

Improved my life

“Acem Meditation has helped me to sleep better, after years of insomnia“. Mercedes Ozuna, Metropolitan Transport Authority, New York City

Psychologie van de Stilte

In dit boek worden de achtergronden, de effecten en de mogelijkheden van Acem-meditatie als mentale ontspanningstechniek en als middel tot persoonlijkheidsontwikkeling behandeld.

Fighting Stress: Reviews of Meditation Research

A must read for everyone who wants an update on what science knows about meditation today.