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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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    On March the 3rd, at 8pm Videoconference with Frank Ostaseski. Embracing the Mystery We don’t have adequate language to describe the sort of incomprehensible experience we meet near the presence of death. We name it Mystery with a capital M. The word Mystery points to depth, to liberation, a kind of beauty and truth that […]

  • Videoconference with Christina Feldman

    DHARMA AND VIPASSANĀ MEDITATION VIDEOCONFERENCE led by CHRISTINA FELDMAN, SATURDAY the 13th of MARCH 2021 from 4.30 pm to 7.30 pm. All members can participate. Christina Feldman is the co-founder of Gaia House. She’s being leading Dharma and Vipassanā meditation retreats all around the world since 1976. She is the lead teacher at Gaia House, and […]

  • Dharma and meditation Intensive with Lama Shenpen Hookham

    LIVE IN VIDEO CONFERENCE ON THE ZOOM PLATFORM SATURDAY, OCTOBER THE 17th, from 6 pm to 7.30 pm entitled: There’s More to Dying than Death. Participation in the live meeting is reserved for AMeCo Members. RESERVATIONS ARE OPEN Lama Shenpen was born Susan Kathryn Rowan in Essex, England, in 1946. She first encountered Buddhism while […]

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  • 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 […]