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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.
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Why Meditate

REFLECTING ON THE DHARMA PRACTICE by Corrado Pensa

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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  • Next Retreat with Neva and Corrado in Pomaia

    Registrations are open for the RETREAT OF DHARMA AND VIPASSANĀ MEDITATION  ORGANIZED BY THE LAMA TZONG KHAPA-POMAIA INSTITUTE (PISA) led by CORRADO PENSA and NEVA PAPACHRISTOU from THURSDAY  the 30th of JANUARY to SUNDAY the 3rd of FEBRUARY. FOR INFORMATION AND RESERVATIONS CALL THE ILTK 050.685654 OR VISIT THE SITE CLICKING ON THE FOLLOWING LINK […]

  • Thursday meditation intensives are suspended

    We communicate to our Members that for organizational reasons, the Thursday meditation intensives are suspended from Thursday the 12th of December. Members who wish to participate in the Sangha intensives will be able to do so starting Thursday the 9th of January.

  • Next Saturday Intensive open to all members led by Corrado Pensa

    DHARMA AND VIPASSANĀ MEDITATION INTENSIVE led by CORRADO PENSA on SATURDAY DECEMBER 14TH 4.30-7.30pm. The intensive is open to all members. In case you have friends or relatives interested in knowing Corrado Pensa and the meditation practice this is a good opportunity to invite them. Registrations to this initiative are open also as AUDITOR. In […]

  • Happy together

    It is possible to register for the End of Year Celebration, which will take place THURSDAY the 19th of DECEMBER. We will celebrate together  from 8.30 pm onwards at the A.Me.Co. It will be, like every year, a wonderful opportunity to share the Christmas atmosphere with the Sangha and celebrate with food and drinks brought […]

  • Two wonderful days with Joseph Goldstein

    Two days that were moving and full of joy were those that Joseph Goldstein, with the impeccable translation of Neva, offered. His generosity was truly incredible and he did not stop teaching and testifying, with his presence, the wonder of Dharma. An infinite gratitude arises spontaneously for Corrado and Neva who have made all this […]