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Neva Papachristou live on Facebook WEDNESDAY THE 8th OF APRIL

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The next meeting of the Seminar led by NEVA PAPACHRISTOU entitled: Are we aware of the suffering generated by the attachment to our thoughts and opinions? will be live on Facebook WEDNESDAY  THE 8th OF APRIL at 8.00 pm on the AMeCo Facebook page. The audio track will also be sent to the people registered through the secretary for this initiative.

The AMeCo Facebook page is open and can be viewed by everyone, even by those who do not have a Facebook account by simply clicking on the following link:


We are going through a global emergency that most of us have never experienced in our lives. We all need moral and spiritual support and we believe it is important to use all the possibilities made available by modern technology to stay close to each other.

The A.Me.Co., in fact, in compliance with the provisions of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers, suspended all its activities on site until April the 20th, starting from March the 5th. Except for further extensions, unfortunately likely, which should intervene by order of the competent authorities. We immediately considered it wiser and ethically correct to diligently comply with the provisions of the Government in line with the most accredited health indications.


Frank Ostaseski on the A.Me.Co. Facebook page

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It was published in full on the Facebook page of the A.Me.Co. the videoconference led by FRANK OSTASESKI who welcomed our invitation with great kindness to support us in these difficult days.

The mystery of uncertainty is the title that Frank chose for this meeting in which he explored the possibility of living with wisdom and compassion in the midst of constant change. The meeting was translated by Neva Papachristou.

We specify that to see the AMeCo Facebook page it is not necessary to have a Facebook account. If you do not have a Facebook page when you click on the link, shown below, you will see a template with two boxes “login” or “create a new account”, ignore both requests and simply scroll with the cursor down and you will find that you are already on the Facebook page of AMeCo.

So click on the following link:



Videoconference with JOSEPH GOLDSTEIN

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JOSEPH GOLDSTEIN welcomed with moving solicitude our invitation to conduct a videoconference FRIDAY APRIL the 17th from 8 pm  entitled: The practice of awareness, sati-mindfulness, in these difficult times. The meeting will take place live on the Zoom platform and will be posted the following day on the AMeCo Facebook page.

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.

To participate in the Zoom direct it is necessary to be an AMeCo Member for the current year: no other participation fee will be required. Only Members who think they are able to use Zoom are asked to send their request to the AMeCo secretary. The audio track will be sent to the people registered as listeners in the usual way. Since not all people are able to participate in Zoom direct, both because of slow connections and due to their unfamiliarity with technology, we invite to register only people who will be able to connect independently and need no help for videoconferencing. Everyone else will be able to see the same teachings from Joseph on the AMeCo Facebook page.

N.B. We inform you that only people who register by Wednesday the 15th of April at 6pm can participate in the live videoconference and this is because at 6.30 pm on Wednesday a technical test will be done with all the people registered for the initiative during which the necessary information will be given in order to participate in the video conference and the various connections will also be tested.

Pomaia retreat from the 5th to the 8th of March has been canceled

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Given the medical situation of emergency that our country is going through Neva and Corrado have decided, to better protect everyone’s health, to cancel the retreat organized by the Lama Tzong Khapa Institute in Pomaia scheduled from March the 5th to 8th. With the hope that this emergency will soon end for the good of all.

The number is changed to book for Albino’s retreat

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Reservations are open for the DHARMA AND VIPASSANĀ MEDITATION RETREAT in ALBINO (BERGAMO) led by CORRADO PENSA and NEVA PAPACHRISTOU from TUESDAY the 28th of APRIL to SUNDAY the 3rd of MAY. Open to anyone who has took part in other retreats with Corrado and / or Neva.

FOR RESERVATIONS CALL FROM the 24th of FEBRUARY TO the 6th of MARCH FROM 9am TO 12am AND FROM 3pm TO 6pm AT NUMBER 3314487147.

Suspension of all activities in Vicolo d’Orfeo

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In compliance with the provisions of the Presidency of the Council approved on March 4th, 2020, the Association for Insight Meditation suspends all its courses in Vicolo d’Orfeo 1 from March the 5th until April the 3rd.
We are happy to inform our members that the ongoing seminars will still be recorded and the audio tracks will be sent to all registered people.
For any information the Secretary will be open in the usual hours.

Open registration for the seminar on attachment to opinions

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NEVA PAPACHRISTOU on WEDNESDAY 18th, 25th of MARCH and 1st, 8th of APRIL 8 pm- 10 pm will led a SEMINAR OF DHARMA AND VIPASSANĀ MEDITATION IN 4 PARTS entitled: Are we aware of the suffering generated by the attachment to our thoughts and opinions? The seminar is aimed at all members.

The direct path to liberation in the seminar led by Neva Papachristou

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STUDY AND VIPASSANĀ MEDITATION SEMINAR IN 5 MEETINGS led by NEVA PAPACHRISTOU entitled: Reading and commentary of the Satipaṭṭhāna Sutta, the famous speech of the Buddha on mindfulness, a direct path to liberation. On MONDAY 10, 17, 24 FEBRUARY, 2 and 9 MARCH 8 pm- 10 pm. The seminar is aimed exclusively at members who are interested in deepening their knowledge of the Buddhist canonical texts.

Registration open for the next seminar led by Corrado Pensa

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DHARMA AND VIPASSANĀ MEDITATION SEMINAR IN 5 MEETINGS led by CORRADO PENSA on TUESDAY 11, 18, 25 FEBRUARY and 3 and 10 MARCH from 7.15 pm – 10 pm. The seminar is aimed exclusively at Members who have participated in at least one complete seminar and / or a residential retreat led by A.Me.Co teachers.

Next Retreat with Neva and Corrado in Pomaia

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The retreat is open to everyone, it is not necessary to have previous experiences of meditation. Every day there will be two Dharma talks, two guided meditations, a question and answer session and the possibility, compatibly with the number of participants, to have individual interviews with the teachers and it will be possible, for those who wish, to participate every day in a Qi Gong lesson led by Debora Drigani. During the retreat the rule of the Noble Silence will be observed. Being able to devote to intensive practice in a marvelous context like that of the Lama Tzong Khapa Institute, represents a precious opportunity to gather and cultivate one’s mind-heart with care. It is this commitment, this love that we turn to ourselves that allows us to take care of others with more awareness and effectiveness and to bring a concrete change in our lives and in the community to which we belong.