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Associazione per la Meditazione di Consapevolezza Vipassanā

Vicolo d'Orfeo, 1 - 00193 Roma (RM) - a 200 metri da San Pietro - tel (+39) 06 6865148

What is the A.Me.Co.?

The “Associazione per la Meditazione di Consapevolezza” (Insight Meditation Association) A.Me.Co. was founded in December 1987 in Rome by Corrado Pensa, Neva Papachristou and six other Members, all Dharma practitioners. A.Me.Co is a religious buddhist organization of Theravāda tradition, born to testify, cultivate and disseminate, in accordance with the buddhist Scriptures, and with an interreligious […]

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In 2017 A.Me.Co. turned 30

In 2017 A.Me.Co. turned 30. The Organisation has been, and keeps being a welcoming refuge in the heart of a big city, for whoever wants to practice meditation and study Dharma. A.Me.Co. is a concrete support for people who want to nurture healthy habits like wisdom, compassion and generosity.

A.Me.Co. testifies the inner journey taught by Buddha. The result of this journey concerns the whole community. Everyone who is raised with love, wisdom, ethics and generosity contributes to the whole human family. The Organisation is happy to be able to keep growing and organizing activities to those who want to nurture their mind-heart.

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“How wonderful it is that nobody needs to wait a single moment before starting to improve the world” (Anne Frank)

Due to the current financial crisis, A.Me.Co. has been keeping the same membership prices for years, giving access to Buddha’s Dharma Teachings to many.
Please help us, so that in 2018 the Organisation can continue spreading wisdom, love and compassion, all much needed right now.

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Support A.Me.Co. because we are a community, and your help is a gift for everyone else.

The range in which our kindness acts is often much bigger than what we imagine.

Why Meditate


In one of his famous speeches, Sedaka Sutta, Buddha explains the need of taking care of oneself and others. He doesn’t say that the only important thing is to take care of others – as present western moralism instead preaches. It’s actually fundamental to take care of both of oneself, and others. Taking care of oneself indicates maturity, and has nothing to do with perpetual worrying about ourselves. Let’s not forget that, once we get stronger with self-care, we become more useful and are capable of paying attention to others.

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Latest news

  • Videoconference with Frank Ostaseski

    We are happy to announce that FRANK OSTASESKI will offer us another opportunity to listen to his wise words and his good heart. WEDNESDAY the 3rd of JUNE from 8pm to 9.30pm with a video conference entitled: Vulnerability, fear and courage. Frank, as usual, will be happy to answer the questions that will be asked […]

  • Neva Papachristou live on Facebook MONDAY THE 18th OF MAY

    The next meeting of the Seminar led by NEVA PAPACHRISTOU entitled: Difficult relationships, resentment and the desire to pacify will be live on Facebook MONDAY  THE 18th OF MAY at 8.00 pm on the AMeCo Facebook page. The audio track will also be sent to the people registered through the secretary for this initiative. The AMeCo Facebook […]

  • Videoconference led by Christina Feldman

    CHRISTINA FELDMAN SATURDAY 25th of APRIL from 5 pm to 7 pm and SUNDAY 26th of APRIL from 5 pm to 7 pm offered to our Sangha a great moment of Dharma teaching. The meetings, which will take place live on the Zoom platform, will be translated simultaneously, and will be posted subsequently on the […]

  • On the AMeCo’s Facebook page the Videoconference with JOSEPH GOLDSTEIN

    Has been published on the Facebook page of the AMeCo the videoconference led by JOSEPH GOLDSTEIN FRIDAY APRIL the 17th entitled: The practice of awareness, sati-mindfulness, in these difficult times. Joseph Goldstein co-founder of the Insight Meditation Society (IMS) with Jack Kornfield and Sharon Salzberg is one of the first American vipassana teachers. In 1991 he helped establish the Barre Center for Buddhist […]

  • Frank Ostaseski on the A.Me.Co. Facebook page

    It was published in full on the Facebook page of the A.Me.Co. the videoconference led by FRANK OSTASESKI who welcomed our invitation with great kindness to support us in these difficult days. The mystery of uncertainty is the title that Frank chose for this meeting in which he explored the possibility of living with wisdom […]