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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

Full schedule

THURSDAY DHARMA INTENSIVES AND VIPASSANĀ MEDITATION

Sangha Community meetings, every THURSDAY(excluding holidays) during which meditation is practiced but no Dharma teachings are given. Timetable: 15.00-19.30.
INTERNAL INTENSIVE TIME
Hour seat 15.00; Walk Hour 15.45; Hour seat Hour 16.15; Walk Hour 17.00; Sitting ore 17.30; Camminata ore 18.15; Sitting ore 18.45; End of the Sangha Intensive at 19.30. You can be present even for just a part. Participants are however warmly invited to enter at the beginning of the sessions or walks.
NOT BOOKING AGREEMENT

YOGA SEMINARS

led by:
Alberta Biressi
Every Monday and Wensday from 14-01-2019 to 19-06-2019

The afternoon course takes place on MONDAY from 18.15 to 19.30 on Mondays that coincide with other seminars and from 18.15 to 20.00 on Mondays where there are no seminars at 20.00. The morning course takes place on WEDNESDAY from 10.30 a.m. to 12.00 noon. – Vicolo d’Orfeo, 1-RM. The seminars are addressed to all members and it is always possible to take a trial lesson.

YOU CAN SIGN UP FOR THIS CLASS;

Alberta Biressi has been practicing yoga since 1979 and follows the teachings of Boris Tatzky on energy yoga since 1985. She has been teaching at the A.Me.Co for several years, as well as at the Yoga center of Casal Palocco and, at the training school for the Teaching of Yoga in Milan.

SEMINARS OF QI GONG AND TAI CHI CHUAN

led by:
Debora Drigani
Ogni martedì e mercoledì from 15-01-2019 to 19-06-2019

The course of the morning takes place on TUESDAY from 11.00 to 12.15. The afternoon course takes place on WEDNESDAY from 18.15 to 19.30. – Vicolo d’Orfeo, 1-RM. The seminars are addressed to all members and it is always possible to take a trial lesson.

YOU CAN ALWAYS SIGN UP  FOR THIS CLASS; ACCESS IS SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY

Debora Drigani studied Tai Chi Chuan and Qi Gong in 1991 with master Adalberto Maviglia (a disciple of Mantak Chia). In 2007 she started practicing under the guidance of masters Flavio Daniele and Guo Ming (George) Xu, with whom she subsequently studied to become Yang style instructor in 2011. She took part in the WACIMA (World Academy of Martial Arts) international campus in Lang Fang (Beijing) in 2010. During the Wacima campus, and thanks to her participation in Nei Dan stages and seminars, she increased her knowledge on Yang style Tai Chi with masters Liu Bo Xue and Wang Lian Fu. She also studied Qi Gong with master Roberto Capponi and Etsuko Kakui. She attended the TAO GED (Global Energetic Development) course for two years, led by master Flavio Daniele. She is currently a senior teacher, and one of Rome’s Nei Dan School representatives.

SEMINARY OF CHORAL SINGING

led by:
Claudia Marss
from 04-04-2019 to 20-06-2019

On THURSDAY the 4th and 18th of APRIL, 9th and 23rd of MAY, 6th and 20th of JUNE from 8pm to 10 pm. – Vicolo d’Orfeo, 1-RM. The seminar is open to Members who wish to be part of the Choir of A.Me.Co., that is a choir composed of yogins who love to sing together cultivating friendship with the Sangha.

YOU CAN SIGN UP FOR THIS CLASS STARTING FROM THE 13rd OF MARCH;

Claudia Marss teaches jazz singing and choral singing as well as being the director and arranger for the Saint Louis College of Music’s Brasilian Music choir, and a teacher of modern singing and the Gospel Choir director for the “Officine Musicali del Borgo”. She holds seminars on different brasilian musical genres, gospel and spiritual music: focusing on vocalism, style, performance and sense of rhythm. She studied singing with Cinzia Spata, Annette Marywether, Margherita Pace, and arranging with Franco Piana. She took part in the most influential Jazz Festival in Italy, as a Brasilian Jazz solist singer. She has been performing in theaters and shows all around Italy as a gospel singer since 1996, collaborating with various groups. In october 2004 she was chosen by Nicola Piovani to be the soloist in “Stabat Mater – La Pietà”, music by Nicola Piovani, alongside Gigi Proietti, Rita Cammarano, and the Aracoeli Orchestra, staged in Bethlem and Tel Aviv.

5-PART DHARMA AND VIPASSANĀ MEDITATION SEMINAR

led by:
Corrado Pensa
from 21-05-2019 to 18-06-2019

on TUESDAY the 21st and 28th of MAY and TUESDAY the 4th, 11th and 18th of JUNE from 7.15 pm to 10 pm. – Vicolo d’Orfeo, 1-RM. Only members who have previously taken part in a complete seminar and/or a residential retreat led by A.Me.Co. teachers, can participate in the seminar.

YOU CAN SIGN UP FOR THIS CLASS; ACCESS IS SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY

Corrado Pensa is a founding member and, together with Neva Papachristou, teacher and guide of A.Me.Co. Senior Dharma teacher at the Insight Meditation Society of Barre (USA), for several years he was a professor of Religions and Philosophies of India at the University "La Sapienza" in Rome and a Jungian psychotherapist. He writes regularly for SATI, the magazine of A.Me.Co. He has published numerous texts on Buddhism and the practice of meditation of awareness (Vipassanā). With Mondadori: The Silence Between Two Waves. With Promolibri: Wise Attention, Unwise Attention. With Astrolabio Ubaldini: La tranquilla passione (The Quiet Passion); L'intelligenza Spirituale (The Spiritual Intelligence), in May 2018, together with Neva Papachristou, Affrettati Piano: Il cammino interiore e la meditazione di consapevolezza: una strada per la felicità (Make Haste Slowly: The Inner Path and the Mindfulness Meditation: a Way to Happiness) and, in February 2019, always with Neva Papachristou, Dare il cuore a ciò che conta (Give the Heart to What Matters), which in 2012 was released for Mondadori.  

DHARMA AND VIPASSANĀ MEDITATION INTENSIVE

led by:
Ajahn Chandapalo
25-05-2019

SATURDAY the 25th of MAY 2019 from 4 pm to 7 pm. – Vicolo d’Orfeo, 1-RM.  Any member can take part of the intensive.

NO RESERVATION REQUIRED

Ajahn Chandapalo is a Theravāda monk according to the Ajahn Chah and Ajahn Sumedho forest tradition, as well as the abbot of the Santacittarama monastery in Frasso Sabino (RI).

3-PART DHARMA AND VIPASSANĀ MEDITATION SEMINAR

led by:
Neva Papachristou
Every Tuesday from 05-06-2019 to 19-06-2019

entitled: The Practice of Kindness, Compassion, Joy and Equanimity: The Direct Way to the Present Moment. On TUESDAY 5th, 12nd, 19th of JUNE 8 pm – 10 pm. The seminar is aimed at all members.

YOU CAN SIGN UP FOR THIS CLASS; ACCESS IS SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY

Neva Papachristou is a guiding teacher of A.Me.Co. (Insight Meditation Association) that she founded in 1987 together with Corrado Pensa. She has been studying and practicing Dharma since 1984, both with teachers of the Insight Meditation Society (Barre, USA) and the Cambridge Insight Meditation Center (Cambridge, USA) in Europe and the USA. According to the Theravāda tradition, she was nominated Dharma teacher by Larry Rosenberg, guiding teacher of the Cambridge Insight Meditation Center. She is the author of a thesis on Ajahn Sumedho. She is editorial director of SATI, the magazine of the A.Me.Co. She has published for Astrolabio Ubaldini, together with Corrado Pensa, in May 2018: Make Haste Slowly: The Inner Path and the Mindfulness Meditation: a Way to Happiness. And, in February 2019: Give the Heart to what Matters. The Buddha and the Insight Meditation, just published for Arnoldo Mondadori in 2012.

SUMMER PARTY AT THE A.ME.CO. AND CHOIR ESSAY

led by:
Neva Papachristou
20-06-2019

THURSDAY the 20th of JUNE from 9.00pm – Vicolo d’Orfeo, 1-RM. It will be a great opportunity to spend an evening in friendship and joy. We will bring food and drink to share and listen to the songs sung by the Choir of A.Me.Co. The party is aimed at all members.
YOU CAN SIGN UP FROM the 29th of MAY; ACCESS IS SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY.

 

Neva Papachristou is a guiding teacher of A.Me.Co. (Insight Meditation Association) that she founded in 1987 together with Corrado Pensa. She has been studying and practicing Dharma since 1984, both with teachers of the Insight Meditation Society (Barre, USA) and the Cambridge Insight Meditation Center (Cambridge, USA) in Europe and the USA. According to the Theravāda tradition, she was nominated Dharma teacher by Larry Rosenberg, guiding teacher of the Cambridge Insight Meditation Center. She is the author of a thesis on Ajahn Sumedho. She is editorial director of SATI, the magazine of the A.Me.Co. She has published for Astrolabio Ubaldini, together with Corrado Pensa, in May 2018: Make Haste Slowly: The Inner Path and the Mindfulness Meditation: a Way to Happiness. And, in February 2019: Give the Heart to what Matters. The Buddha and the Insight Meditation, just published for Arnoldo Mondadori in 2012.

STUDY AND PRACTICE INTENSIVE

led by:
Andrea Anastasio
25-07-2019

entitled: The difference between observing oneself and thinking about oneself. Awareness and thought in the teaching of J. Krishnamurti. THURSDAY 25th of JULY 8 pm – 10 pm. All members can participate.

YOU CAN SIGN UP FOR THIS CLASS STARTING FROM THE 26th OF JUNE; ACCESS IS SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY

Andrea Anastasio has been practicing awareness meditation since 1983. He has taken part in the retreats organized by Corrado Pensa, and other teachers of the Insight Meditation Society and Thich Nhat Hanh. He further studied the teaching of Krishnamurti and Vimala Thakar in India where he stayed for long periods on the Abu Mountain and Dalhousie on the Himalaya. He graduated in philosophy with Franco Michelini Tocci with a thesis on the Teachings of Jiddu Krishnamurti. He has translated books on Krishnamurti, Vimala Thakar and Nisargadatta Maharaj for the publisher Ubaldini and on buddhist iconography for Laterza. He lives and works in Italy and India.

DHARMA AND VIPASSANĀ MEDITATION INTENSIVE

led by:
Neva Papachristou
28-09-2019

entitled: Introduction to the meditation of awareness, vipassanā (sati-mindfulness). SATURDAY 28th of SEPTEMBER 6 pm – 8 pm. The intensive, dedicated to the presentation of vipassanā meditation, is aimed at all members.

YOU CAN SIGN UP FOR THIS CLASS STARTING FROM THE 4th OF SEPTEMBER; ACCESS IS SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY

Neva Papachristou is a guiding teacher of A.Me.Co. (Insight Meditation Association) that she founded in 1987 together with Corrado Pensa. She has been studying and practicing Dharma since 1984, both with teachers of the Insight Meditation Society (Barre, USA) and the Cambridge Insight Meditation Center (Cambridge, USA) in Europe and the USA. According to the Theravāda tradition, she was nominated Dharma teacher by Larry Rosenberg, guiding teacher of the Cambridge Insight Meditation Center. She is the author of a thesis on Ajahn Sumedho. She is editorial director of SATI, the magazine of the A.Me.Co. She has published for Astrolabio Ubaldini, together with Corrado Pensa, in May 2018: Make Haste Slowly: The Inner Path and the Mindfulness Meditation: a Way to Happiness. And, in February 2019: Give the Heart to what Matters. The Buddha and the Insight Meditation, just published for Arnoldo Mondadori in 2012.

4-PART DHARMA AND VIPASSANĀ MEDITATION SEMINAR

led by:
Neva Papachristou
Every Wednesday from 09-10-2019 to 30-10-2019

entitled: The Meditation of Awareness: The Art of Returning to the Present. On TUESDAY 9, 16, 23 and 30 OCTOBER from 8 pm to 10 pm. The seminar is aimed at all members.

YOU CAN SIGN UP FOR THIS CLASS STARTING FROM THE 9th OF SEPTEMBER; ACCESS IS SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY

Neva Papachristou is a guiding teacher of A.Me.Co. (Insight Meditation Association) that she founded in 1987 together with Corrado Pensa. She has been studying and practicing Dharma since 1984, both with teachers of the Insight Meditation Society (Barre, USA) and the Cambridge Insight Meditation Center (Cambridge, USA) in Europe and the USA. According to the Theravāda tradition, she was nominated Dharma teacher by Larry Rosenberg, guiding teacher of the Cambridge Insight Meditation Center. She is the author of a thesis on Ajahn Sumedho. She is editorial director of SATI, the magazine of the A.Me.Co. She has published for Astrolabio Ubaldini, together with Corrado Pensa, in May 2018: Make Haste Slowly: The Inner Path and the Mindfulness Meditation: a Way to Happiness. And, in February 2019: Give the Heart to what Matters. The Buddha and the Insight Meditation, just published for Arnoldo Mondadori in 2012.

3-PART DHARMA AND VIPASSANĀ MEDITATION SEMINAR

led by:
Corrado Pensa
every Tuesday from 22-10-2019 to 05-11-2019

on TUESDAY the 22nd and 29th of OCTOBER and TUESDAY the 5th of NOVEMBER from 7.15 pm to 10 pm. – Vicolo d’Orfeo, 1-RM. Only members who have previously taken part in a complete seminar and/or a residential retreat led by A.Me.Co. teachers, can participate in the seminar.

YOU CAN SIGN UP FOR THIS CLASS STARTING FROM THE 16th OF SEPTEMBER; ACCESS IS SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY

Corrado Pensa is a founding member and, together with Neva Papachristou, teacher and guide of A.Me.Co. Senior Dharma teacher at the Insight Meditation Society of Barre (USA), for several years he was a professor of Religions and Philosophies of India at the University "La Sapienza" in Rome and a Jungian psychotherapist. He writes regularly for SATI, the magazine of A.Me.Co. He has published numerous texts on Buddhism and the practice of meditation of awareness (Vipassanā). With Mondadori: The Silence Between Two Waves. With Promolibri: Wise Attention, Unwise Attention. With Astrolabio Ubaldini: La tranquilla passione (The Quiet Passion); L'intelligenza Spirituale (The Spiritual Intelligence), in May 2018, together with Neva Papachristou, Affrettati Piano: Il cammino interiore e la meditazione di consapevolezza: una strada per la felicità (Make Haste Slowly: The Inner Path and the Mindfulness Meditation: a Way to Happiness) and, in February 2019, always with Neva Papachristou, Dare il cuore a ciò che conta (Give the Heart to What Matters), which in 2012 was released for Mondadori.  

DHARMA AND VIPASSANĀ MEDITATION INTENSIVE

led by:
Joseph Goldstein
08-11-2019

FRIDAY the 8th of NOVEMBER 2019 from 8 pm to 10 pm. Every member can participate

YOU CAN SIGN UP FOR THIS CLASS STARTING FROM THE 7th OF OCTOBER; ACCESS IS SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY
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 Studies and in 1998 co-founded the IMS Forest Refuge for long-term personal retreats. He’s contemporary author of numerous popular books on Buddhism:  Mindfulness: A Practical Guide to Awakening;  Seeking the heart of wisdom; Insight meditation: the practice of freedom; One Dharma: The Emerging Western Buddhism; A Heart Full of Peace. He is resident guiding teacher at IMS, and leader of retreats worldwide on insight (vipassanā) and lovingkindness (mettā) meditation.

DHARMA AND VIPASSANĀ MEDITATION INTENSIVE

led by:
Joseph Goldstein
09-11-2019

SATURDAY the 9th of NOVEMBER, from 10 am to 12.30 am and from 2.30 pm to 17.30 pm. Every member can participate.

YOU CAN SIGN UP FOR THIS CLASS STARTING FROM THE 7th OF OCTOBER; ACCESS IS SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY

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 Studies and in 1998 co-founded the IMS Forest Refuge for long-term personal retreats. He’s contemporary author of numerous popular books on Buddhism:  Mindfulness: A Practical Guide to Awakening;  Seeking the heart of wisdom; Insight meditation: the practice of freedom; One Dharma: The Emerging Western Buddhism; A Heart Full of Peace. He is resident guiding teacher at IMS, and leader of retreats worldwide on insight (vipassanā) and lovingkindness (mettā) meditation.

4-PART STUDY AND VIPASSANĀ MEDITATION SEMINAR

led by:
Neva Papachristou
Every Monday from 11-11-2019 to 02-12-2019

entitled: Reading and commenting on the first speech of the Buddha: the Dhammacakkapavattanasutta (The Speech of the setting in motion of the wheel of the Dhamma). On MONDAY 11, 18, 25 NOVEMBER and 2 DECEMBER from 20.00 to 22.00. The seminar is aimed exclusively at members who are interested in deepening their knowledge of the Buddhist canonical texts.

YOU CAN SIGN UP FOR THIS CLASS STARTING FROM THE 3rd OF OCTOBER;

Neva Papachristou is a guiding teacher of A.Me.Co. (Insight Meditation Association) that she founded in 1987 together with Corrado Pensa. She has been studying and practicing Dharma since 1984, both with teachers of the Insight Meditation Society (Barre, USA) and the Cambridge Insight Meditation Center (Cambridge, USA) in Europe and the USA. According to the Theravāda tradition, she was nominated Dharma teacher by Larry Rosenberg, guiding teacher of the Cambridge Insight Meditation Center. She is the author of a thesis on Ajahn Sumedho. She is editorial director of SATI, the magazine of the A.Me.Co. She has published for Astrolabio Ubaldini, together with Corrado Pensa, in May 2018: Make Haste Slowly: The Inner Path and the Mindfulness Meditation: a Way to Happiness. And, in February 2019: Give the Heart to what Matters. The Buddha and the Insight Meditation, just published for Arnoldo Mondadori in 2012.

3-PART DHARMA AND VIPASSANĀ MEDITATION SEMINAR

led by:
Corrado Pensa
Every Tuesday from 12-11-2019 to 26-11-2019

on TUESDAY the 12nd, 19th and 26th of NOVEMBER from 7.15 pm to 10 pm. – Vicolo d’Orfeo, 1-RM. Only members who have previously taken part in a complete seminar and/or a residential retreat led by A.Me.Co. teachers, can participate in the seminar.

YOU CAN SIGN UP FOR THIS CLASS STARTING FROM THE 14th OF OCTOBER; ACCESS IS SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY

Corrado Pensa is a founding member and, together with Neva Papachristou, teacher and guide of A.Me.Co. Senior Dharma teacher at the Insight Meditation Society of Barre (USA), for several years he was a professor of Religions and Philosophies of India at the University "La Sapienza" in Rome and a Jungian psychotherapist. He writes regularly for SATI, the magazine of A.Me.Co. He has published numerous texts on Buddhism and the practice of meditation of awareness (Vipassanā). With Mondadori: The Silence Between Two Waves. With Promolibri: Wise Attention, Unwise Attention. With Astrolabio Ubaldini: La tranquilla passione (The Quiet Passion); L'intelligenza Spirituale (The Spiritual Intelligence), in May 2018, together with Neva Papachristou, Affrettati Piano: Il cammino interiore e la meditazione di consapevolezza: una strada per la felicità (Make Haste Slowly: The Inner Path and the Mindfulness Meditation: a Way to Happiness) and, in February 2019, always with Neva Papachristou, Dare il cuore a ciò che conta (Give the Heart to What Matters), which in 2012 was released for Mondadori.  

STUDY AND PRACTICE INTENSIVE

led by:
Francesco Sferra
30-11-2019

the 30th of NOVEMBER from 3.30 pm to 6.30 pm. – Vicolo d’Orfeo, 1-RM. Any member can participate.

YOU CAN SIGN UP FOR THIS CLASS STARTING FROM THE 30th OF OCTOBER; ACCESS IS SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY

Francesco Sferra, student of Raniero Gnoli, Corrado Pensa and Raffaele Torella, has been teaching Sanskrit language and literature at “L’Orientale” University in Naples since 1998. In 2007 and 2011-2012 he was visiting professor (Numata-Professor für Buddhismuskunde) at the Asia-Africa-Institute (Hamburg Universität). He has been directing an international research project since 2006 aimed at a critical edition and the study of unpublished buddhist texts. Among his main publications, the english translation of Sadangayoga dal Anupamaraksita, commented by Raviśrījñāna (Rome 2000), and the critical edition of the sanskrit Paramārthasamgraha by Nāropā (Roma 2006). Translator from Sanskrit and pāli for A. Mondadori Editore series “I Meridiani. Classici dello spirito” (Milano 2001, 2004) for which he edited a volume around ancient Hinduism (2010). He is a Vipassanā practitioner, and A.Me.Co member since its foundation.

General Information

The intensive and seminars take place in Rome in Vicolo d’Orfeo, 1. The residential retreats, both those organized by A.Me.Co. and those organized by other centers, take place in different locations. The program of the initiatives is also found, in paper form, within SATI, the magazine of the Association for the Meditation of Awareness.

The activities organized by A.Me.Co. are addressed exclusively to the Members.

For the initiatives it is essential to make a reservation, preferably by e-mail to the following address segreteria@associazioneameco.com (send another e-mail if you do not receive a confirmation message). Reservations are accepted from the date indicated for each initiative. You can participate without reservation only in cases where it is expressly specified. For information or reservations you can call the secretariat at 06.6865148 at the following time:

– ANTI-MEDIATE TIME: FROM MONDAY TO FRIDAY from 10.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m.

– POMERIDIAN TIMES: MONDAY AND FRIDAY: from 14.00 to 21.00; TUESDAY AND THURSDAY: from 14.00 to 20.30.

To order the recordings on CD, in mp3 format, of the teachings held at A.Me.Co. write to ameco.iniziative@libero.it. The CDs will be sent by regular mail. For the catalogue of the recordings consult the section USEFUL RESOURCES.