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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” 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 spirit, the fundamental […]

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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


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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  • New Seminar led by Neva Papachristou

    To transform wounds into gems is the title of the Seminar led by NEVA PAPACHRISTOU on MONDAY the 6th, 13rd, 20th and 27th of MAY from 8 pm to 10 pm. – Vicolo d’Orfeo, 1-RM. Any member can participate. OPEN REGISTRATIONS ALSO FOR HEARERS: For all members who, although wishing, can not attend in person seminars and intensives organized […]

  • Retreat led by Ajahn Chandapalo in Morlupo (Rome)

    DHARMA AND MEDITATION RETREAT ORGANIZED BY THE A.ME.CO. – MORLUPO (ROME) led by AJAHN CHANDAPALO from WEDNESDAY 24th TO SUNDAY the 28th of APRIL. Open to all members. Please note that the place of retreat, Morlupo, as it is well served by public transport, is easily accessible even for those coming from outside Rome and for […]

  • Ezra Bayda and Elizabeth Hamilton at the A.Me.Co.

    EZRA BAYDA and ELIZABETH HAMILTON will lead a Dharma and Meditation Intensive entitled: Anxiety and stress: how meditation helps to meet emotional reactivity and get in touch with all the present experience in an authentic and liberating manner. SATURDAY 27th 9.30am-6.30pm and SUNDAY 28TH APRIL 9.30am-6.30pm. – Vicolo d’Orfeo, 1-RM. The intensive course is aimed exclusively […]

  • Seminar of choral singing

    conducted by CLAUDIA MARSS on THURSDAY the 4th and 18th of April, the 9th and 23rd of May, the 6th and 20th of June at 20.00-22.00. – 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 yogind who love to sing together, cultivating […]

  • Registration is open for the next retreat of Albino

    RITIRO DI DHARMA E MEDITAZIONE VIPASSANĀ ALBINO (BERGAMO) led by CORRADO PENSA and NEVA PAPACHRISTOU from TUESDAY 30 APRIL to SUNDAY 5 MAY. The Retreat is open to those who have participated in other retreats with Corrado and/or Neva. RESERVATIONS CAN BE MADE FROM FEBRUARY 25TH TO MARCH 8TH FROM 9AM TO 12PM AND FROM […]