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

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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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  • Videoconference with Frank Ostaseski

    On November the 3rd, at 8pm Videoconference with Frank Ostaseski. For informations segreteria@associazioneameco.it Frank Ostaseski is an internationally respected Buddhist teacher and visionary cofounder of the Zen Hospice Project, and founder of the Metta Institute. He has lectured at Harvard Medical School, the Mayo Clinic, leading corporations like Google and Apple Inc., and teaches at […]

  • Joseph Goldstein on Zoom

    LIVE IN VIDEO CONFERENCE ON THE ZOOM PLATFORM INTENSIVE OF DHARMA AND MEDITATION led by JOSEPH GOLDSTEIN SATURDAY 16 OCTOBER 8.00pm-10.00pm. Participation in the meeting, which will be translated by Neva Papachristou, is reserved for AMeCo Members who request it. Joseph Goldstein co-founder of the Insight Meditation Society (IMS) with Jack Kornfield and Sharon Salzberg is one of the first American vipassana teachers. […]

  • Patricia Feldman Genoud Videoconference for AMeCo on YouTube channel

    The speech and the question and answer session offered to our Association via Zoom by PATRICIA FELDMAN GENOUD ON MAY 16 and translated by NEVA PAPACHRISTOU was published on the AMeCo YouTube channel. On this occasion, we communicate that, given the persistence of the state of health uncertainty  the Vicolo d’Orfeo 1 office will remain […]

  • Jack Kornfield guided meditation for AMeCo

    We are happy to inform you that both on the Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/A.Me.Co.roma/, and on the You Tube channel of the A.Me.Co. https://youtu.be/gPGZWbF11Rchttps://youtu.be/CzWPqsl1ooQ  has been published the second part, the Guided Meditation, of the video of the wonderful teachings offered for the AMeCo via Zoom by JACK KORNFIELD on the 23rd of JUNE and translated […]

  • Frank Ostaseski Intensive

    LIVE IN VIDEO CONFERENCE ON THE ZOOM PLATFORM WEDNESDAY THE 4th OF NOVEMBER from 8 pm to 21.30 pm. Participation in the live meeting is reserved for AMeCo Members. BOOKINGS ARE RECEIVED FROM OCTOBER THE 21st Frank Ostaseski, is a visionary and internationally known buddhist teacher; he is the founder of Metta Institute and cofounder or […]