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 […]
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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The range in which our kindness acts is often much bigger than what we imagine.
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.
STUDY AND PRACTICE INTENSIVE led by ANDREA ANASTASIO entitled: The difference between observing yourself and thinking about yourself. Awareness and thought in the teaching of J. Krishnamurti. THURSDAY 25th of JULY 8 pm – 10 pm. The intensive is aimed to all members. Andrea Anastasio has been practicing the meditation of awareness since 1983. He […]
4-PART DHARMA AND VIPASSANĀ MEDITATION SEMINAR led by CORRADO PENSA on TUESDAY the 25th of JUNE and the 2nd, 9th and 16th of July 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 […]
STUDY AND PRACTICE INTENSIVE led by GIULIANO GIUSTARINI entitled: Death and Liberation. SATURDAY 6th of JULY 4.00pm-8.00pm. The intensive is aimed at all members. Giuliano Giustarini practices Dharma at A.Me.Co and at Ajahn Chah traditional monasteries. He teaches Theravāda Buddhism, as well as pāli language and literature at Mahidol University in Thailand. From March the 1st […]
It was a wonderful intensive that took place at AMeCo at the end of April. Elizabeth and Ezra generously shared their trust in the practice of mindfulness and loving kindness. The participants expressed with all their heart their gratitude both for the teachers and for the AMeCo which organized this important event with so much […]
DHARMA AND VIPASSANĀ MEDITATION INTENSIVE led by JOSEPH GOLDSTEIN, on FRIDAY the 8TH of NOVEMBER 8 pm – 10 pm. The intensive is aimed to all members. YOU CAN SIGN UP FOR THIS CLASS STARTING FROM THE 7th OF OCTOBER; ACCESS IS SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY DHARMA AND VIPASSANĀ MEDITATION INTENSIVE led by JOSEPH GOLDSTEIN, on SATURDAY the […]