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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

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THURSDAY DHARMA INTENSIVES AND VIPASSANĀ MEDITATION

Sangha Community meetings,

Due to the closure of the headquarters, due to health uncertainty, the meditation meetings on Thursday are suspended until a date to be decided.

4-PART DHARMA AND VIPASSANĀ MEDITATION SEMINAR

led by:
Corrado Pensa
from 17-11-2020 to 15-12-2020

LIVE IN VIDEO CONFERENCE ON THE ZOOM PLATFORM on TUESDAY 17, 24 NOVEMBER, 1 and 15 DECEMBER 8 pm 10 pm. Participation in live meetings is reserved only for AMeCo Members who have attended at least one complete seminar and / or a residential retreat conducted by A.Me.Co. teachers.

RESERVATIONS ARE RECEIVED FROM THE 4th OF NOVEMBER

Corrado Pensa is a founding member and, together with Neva Papachristou, teacher and guide of A.Me.Co. Senior Dharma teacher at the Insight Meditation Society of Barre (USA), for several years he was a professor of Religions and Philosophies of India at the University "La Sapienza" in Rome and a Jungian psychotherapist. He writes regularly for SATI, the magazine of A.Me.Co. He has published numerous texts on Buddhism and the practice of meditation of awareness (Vipassanā). With Mondadori: The Silence Between Two Waves. With Promolibri: Wise Attention, Unwise Attention. With Astrolabio Ubaldini: La tranquilla passione (The Quiet Passion); L'intelligenza Spirituale (The Spiritual Intelligence), in May 2018, together with Neva Papachristou, Affrettati Piano: Il cammino interiore e la meditazione di consapevolezza: una strada per la felicità (Make Haste Slowly: The Inner Path and the Mindfulness Meditation: a Way to Happiness) and, in February 2019, always with Neva Papachristou, Dare il cuore a ciò che conta (Give the Heart to What Matters), which in 2012 was released for Mondadori.  

3-PART DHARMA AND VIPASSANĀ MEDITATION SEMINAR

led by:
Neva Papachristou
from 30-11-2020 to 14-12-2020

LIVE IN VIDEO CONFERENCE ON THE ZOOM PLATFORM on MONDAY the 30th of NOVEMBER and 7, 14 DECEMBER at 8.00pm-10.00pm, with the title: Anxiety, self-centeredness and fear: how we lose our appointment with serenity. Participation in live meetings is reserved for AMeCo Members.

RESERVATIONS WILL BE RECEIVED FROM NOVEMBER THE 11th

Neva Papachristou is a guiding teacher of A.Me.Co. (Insight Meditation Association) that she founded in 1987 together with Corrado Pensa. She has been studying and practicing Dharma since 1984, both with teachers of the Insight Meditation Society (Barre, USA) and the Cambridge Insight Meditation Center (Cambridge, USA) in Europe and the USA. According to the Theravāda tradition, she was nominated Dharma teacher by Larry Rosenberg, guiding teacher of the Cambridge Insight Meditation Center. She is the author of a thesis on Ajahn Sumedho. She is editorial director of SATI, the magazine of the A.Me.Co. She has published for Astrolabio Ubaldini, together with Corrado Pensa, in May 2018: Make Haste Slowly: The Inner Path and the Mindfulness Meditation: a Way to Happiness. And, in February 2019: Give the Heart to what Matters. The Buddha and the Insight Meditation, just published for Arnoldo Mondadori in 2012.

DHARMA AND MEDITATION INTENSIVE

led by:
Frank Ostaseski
02-12-2020

with the title Embracing Mystery and Wonder. The encounter with Mystery is often marked by awe and wonder, as when our jaws drop open at the sight of unimaginable beauty. The usual activity of the mind stops and our consciousness rests. We become absorbed in tranquility and humbly bear witness. In such moments, time no longer devours our lives. In this talk Frank will explore the place of Mystery in our spiritual practice and everyday lives.

Frank Ostaseski, is a visionary and internationally known buddhist teacher; he is the founder of Metta Institute and cofounder or Zen Hospice Project, the first buddhist hospice in the USA. Former guest lecturer at Harvard Medical School, Mayo Clinic and Wisdom 2.0, he is currently lecturing in a number of major spiritual centers around the world. He helped spreading a tested model of compassion and awareness caring; trained hundreds of clinical practitioners, and helped more than one thousand people in dealing with their dying process. His pioneering work has been featured on the Bill Moyers “On Our Own Terms” series, and on the “Oprah Winfrey Show”, as well as being praised by His Holiness the Dalai Lama. He received in 2018 the prestigious Humanities Award from the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine. His book “Sapere Accompagnare” (Arnoldo Mondadori) has received a very positive feedback in Italy. He also published “L’apertura dell’amore” (“Love’s opening”), as part of the A.Me.Co. booklets series. His last book is: Cinque Inviti. Come la morte può insegnarci a vivere pienamente (Arnoldo Mondadori: may 2017. Original title: “The Five Invitations: Discovering What Death Can Teach Us About Living Fully”).

STUDY AND PRACTICE INTENSIVE

led by:
Francesco Sferra
12-12-2020

SATURDAY THE 12th OF DECEMBER from 4 pm to 7 pm, entitled: The way of devotion. All the same and all different. The intensive is aimed at all members.

RESERVATIONS WILL BE RECEIVED FROM THE 25th OF NOVEMBER

Francesco Sferra, student of Raniero Gnoli, Corrado Pensa and Raffaele Torella, has been teaching Sanskrit language and literature at “L’Orientale” University in Naples since 1998. In 2007 and 2011-2012 he was visiting professor (Numata-Professor für Buddhismuskunde) at the Asia-Africa-Institute (Hamburg Universität). He has been directing an international research project since 2006 aimed at a critical edition and the study of unpublished buddhist texts. Among his main publications, the english translation of Sadangayoga dal Anupamaraksita, commented by Raviśrījñāna (Rome 2000), and the critical edition of the sanskrit Paramārthasamgraha by Nāropā (Roma 2006). Translator from Sanskrit and pāli for A. Mondadori Editore series “I Meridiani. Classici dello spirito” (Milano 2001, 2004) for which he edited a volume around ancient Hinduism (2010). He is a Vipassanā practitioner, and A.Me.Co member since its foundation.

STUDY AND PRACTICE INTENSIVE

led by:
Andrea Anastasio
16-01-2021

SATURDAY the 16th of JANUARY 4 pm- 7 pm, entitled: “Understanding those who meditate”. The observation of mental conditioning in the teaching of Jiddu Krishnamurti. The intensive is aimed at all Members.

YOU CAN SIGN UP FOR THIS CLASS STARTING FROM THE 16st OF DECEMBER

Andrea Anastasio has been practicing awareness meditation since 1983. He has taken part in the retreats organized by Corrado Pensa, and other teachers of the Insight Meditation Society and Thich Nhat Hanh. He further studied the teaching of Krishnamurti and Vimala Thakar in India where he stayed for long periods on the Abu Mountain and Dalhousie on the Himalaya. He graduated in philosophy with Franco Michelini Tocci with a thesis on the Teachings of Jiddu Krishnamurti. He has translated books on Krishnamurti, Vimala Thakar and Nisargadatta Maharaj for the publisher Ubaldini and on buddhist iconography for Laterza. He lives and works in Italy and India.

DHARMA AND MEDITATION INTENSIVE

led by:
Frank Ostaseski
03-02-2021

LIVE IN VIDEO CONFERENCE ON THE ZOOM PLATFORM WEDNESDAY THE 3rd OF FEBRUARY from 8 pm to 9.30 pm. Participation in the live meeting is reserved for AMeCo Members.

RESERVATIONS ARE RECEIVED FROM JANUARY THE 11th

Frank Ostaseski, is a visionary and internationally known buddhist teacher; he is the founder of Metta Institute and cofounder or Zen Hospice Project, the first buddhist hospice in the USA. Former guest lecturer at Harvard Medical School, Mayo Clinic and Wisdom 2.0, he is currently lecturing in a number of major spiritual centers around the world. He helped spreading a tested model of compassion and awareness caring; trained hundreds of clinical practitioners, and helped more than one thousand people in dealing with their dying process. His pioneering work has been featured on the Bill Moyers “On Our Own Terms” series, and on the “Oprah Winfrey Show”, as well as being praised by His Holiness the Dalai Lama. He received in 2018 the prestigious Humanities Award from the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine. His book “Sapere Accompagnare” (Arnoldo Mondadori) has received a very positive feedback in Italy. He also published “L’apertura dell’amore” (“Love’s opening”), as part of the A.Me.Co. booklets series. His last book is: Cinque Inviti. Come la morte può insegnarci a vivere pienamente (Arnoldo Mondadori: may 2017. Original title: “The Five Invitations: Discovering What Death Can Teach Us About Living Fully”).

STUDY AND PRACTICE INTENSIVE

led by:
Vito Mancuso
06-02-2021

SATURDAY THE 6th OF FEBRUARY 4 pm- 7 pm. The intensive is aimed at all Members.

RESERVATIONS WILL BE RECEIVED FROM the 11th of JANUARY

Vito Mancuso is an italian philosopher and theologian. He has worked as a professor for the Philosophy Faculty of the San Raffaele University in Milan, and for the University of Padua. His last book is Il bisogno di pensare (“The need to think”), Garzanti 2017. Amongst the other works, Hegel teologo (“Hegel the theologian”) (1996), Il dolore innocente (“Innocent pain”) (2002), Rifondazione della fede (“Refounding faith”) (2005), L’anima e il suo destino (“The soul and its destiny”) (2007), La vita autentica (“An authentic life”) (2009), Me e Dio. Una guida dei perplessi (“Me and God. A guide for the perplexed”) (2011), Obbedienza e libertà (“Obedience and freedom”) (2012), Il principio passione (“The passion principle”) (2013), Io amo. Piccola filosofia dell’amore (“I love. Pocket philosophy of love”) (2014), Questa vita (“This life”) (2015), Dio e il suo destino (“God and its destiny”) (2015), Il coraggio di essere liberi (“The courage of being free”) (2016). He wrote a book with Eugenio Scalfari, Conversazioni con Carlo Maria Martini (“A conversation with Carlo Maria Martini”). He wrote out his position in favor of faith in God to Corrado Augias and Paolo Flores D’Arcais, and discussed it live with other atheist intellectuals. A monography on his beliefs has been published in Germany (Essentials of Catholic Radicalism. An Introduction to the Lay Theology of Vito Mancuso, Peter Lang, Frankfurt am Main 2011). His books are translated in different languages.

DHARMA AND MEDITATION INTENSIVE

led by:
Frank Ostaseski
03-03-2021

LIVE IN VIDEO CONFERENCE ON THE ZOOM PLATFORM WEDNESDAY THE 3rd OF MARCH from 8 pm to 9.30 pm. Participation in the live meeting is reserved for AMeCo Members.

Frank Ostaseski, is a visionary and internationally known buddhist teacher; he is the founder of Metta Institute and cofounder or Zen Hospice Project, the first buddhist hospice in the USA. Former guest lecturer at Harvard Medical School, Mayo Clinic and Wisdom 2.0, he is currently lecturing in a number of major spiritual centers around the world. He helped spreading a tested model of compassion and awareness caring; trained hundreds of clinical practitioners, and helped more than one thousand people in dealing with their dying process. His pioneering work has been featured on the Bill Moyers “On Our Own Terms” series, and on the “Oprah Winfrey Show”, as well as being praised by His Holiness the Dalai Lama. He received in 2018 the prestigious Humanities Award from the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine. His book “Sapere Accompagnare” (Arnoldo Mondadori) has received a very positive feedback in Italy. He also published “L’apertura dell’amore” (“Love’s opening”), as part of the A.Me.Co. booklets series. His last book is: Cinque Inviti. Come la morte può insegnarci a vivere pienamente (Arnoldo Mondadori: may 2017. Original title: “The Five Invitations: Discovering What Death Can Teach Us About Living Fully”).

DHARMA AND MEDITATION INTENSIVE

led by:
Christina Feldman
13-03-2021

VIDEO CONFERENCE LIVE ON THE ZOOM PLATFORM  SATURDAY 13 MARCH 4.30 pm-7.30 pm. Participation in the live meeting is reserved for AMeCo Members.

RESERVATIONS ARE RECEIVED FROM THE 24th OF FEBRUARY

Christina Feldman is the co-founder of Gaia House. She’s being leading Dharma and Vipassanā meditation retrats all around the world since 1976. She is the guiding teacher at Gaia House, and at the Insight Meditation Society at Barre, USA. Within her bibliography, some of her books have been translated in italian: Woman Awake. A celebration of Women’s Wisdom (1990) (Donna risvegliati! L’emancipazione della donna sulla via del risveglio spirituale - 1990), Vedere. Dal Samsara al Nirvana - 1991. Stories of the Spirit, Stories of the Heart: Parables of the Spiritual Path from Around the World with Jack Kornfield (1991) (Fiabe dello spirito e del cuore. Parabole del cammino spirituale da tutto il mondo - 1994), Compassion. Listening to the cries of the world (2003) (Compassione. Ascoltare le grida del mondo – 2007), Beginner’s Guide to Buddhist Meditation: Practices for Mindful Living (2006) (Meditazione buddhista - 2009).

DHARMA AND MEDITATION INTENSIVE

led by:
Frank Ostaseski
07-04-2021

LIVE IN VIDEO CONFERENCE ON THE ZOOM PLATFORM WEDNESDAY THE 7th OF APRIL from 8 pm to 9.30 pm. Participation in the live meeting is reserved for AMeCo Members.

Frank Ostaseski, is a visionary and internationally known buddhist teacher; he is the founder of Metta Institute and cofounder or Zen Hospice Project, the first buddhist hospice in the USA. Former guest lecturer at Harvard Medical School, Mayo Clinic and Wisdom 2.0, he is currently lecturing in a number of major spiritual centers around the world. He helped spreading a tested model of compassion and awareness caring; trained hundreds of clinical practitioners, and helped more than one thousand people in dealing with their dying process. His pioneering work has been featured on the Bill Moyers “On Our Own Terms” series, and on the “Oprah Winfrey Show”, as well as being praised by His Holiness the Dalai Lama. He received in 2018 the prestigious Humanities Award from the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine. His book “Sapere Accompagnare” (Arnoldo Mondadori) has received a very positive feedback in Italy. He also published “L’apertura dell’amore” (“Love’s opening”), as part of the A.Me.Co. booklets series. His last book is: Cinque Inviti. Come la morte può insegnarci a vivere pienamente (Arnoldo Mondadori: may 2017. Original title: “The Five Invitations: Discovering What Death Can Teach Us About Living Fully”).

DHARMA AND MEDITATION INTENSIVE

led by:
Frank Ostaseski
05-05-2021

LIVE IN VIDEO CONFERENCE ON THE ZOOM PLATFORM WEDNESDAY THE 5th OF MAY from 8 pm to 9.30 pm. Participation in the live meeting is reserved for AMeCo Members.

Frank Ostaseski, is a visionary and internationally known buddhist teacher; he is the founder of Metta Institute and cofounder or Zen Hospice Project, the first buddhist hospice in the USA. Former guest lecturer at Harvard Medical School, Mayo Clinic and Wisdom 2.0, he is currently lecturing in a number of major spiritual centers around the world. He helped spreading a tested model of compassion and awareness caring; trained hundreds of clinical practitioners, and helped more than one thousand people in dealing with their dying process. His pioneering work has been featured on the Bill Moyers “On Our Own Terms” series, and on the “Oprah Winfrey Show”, as well as being praised by His Holiness the Dalai Lama. He received in 2018 the prestigious Humanities Award from the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine. His book “Sapere Accompagnare” (Arnoldo Mondadori) has received a very positive feedback in Italy. He also published “L’apertura dell’amore” (“Love’s opening”), as part of the A.Me.Co. booklets series. His last book is: Cinque Inviti. Come la morte può insegnarci a vivere pienamente (Arnoldo Mondadori: may 2017. Original title: “The Five Invitations: Discovering What Death Can Teach Us About Living Fully”).

CANCELED DHARMA AND VIPASSANᾹ MEDITATION RETREAT ORGANIZED BY A.ME.CO. In MORLUPO (Rome)

led by:
Corrado PensaNeva Papachristou
MORLUPO (ROMA) from 03-12-2020 to 08-12-2020

from THURSDAY the 3rd of DECEMBER TO TUESDAY the 8th of DECEMBER. Open to those who have participated in other retreats with Corrado and / or Neva

YOU CAN SIGN UP FOR THIS RETREAT STARTING FROM THE 4th OF NOVEMBER BY CONTACTING THE A.ME.CO; ACCESS IS SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY

Corrado Pensa is a founding member and, together with Neva Papachristou, teacher and guide of A.Me.Co. Senior Dharma teacher at the Insight Meditation Society of Barre (USA), for several years he was a professor of Religions and Philosophies of India at the University "La Sapienza" in Rome and a Jungian psychotherapist. He writes regularly for SATI, the magazine of A.Me.Co. He has published numerous texts on Buddhism and the practice of meditation of awareness (Vipassanā). With Mondadori: The Silence Between Two Waves. With Promolibri: Wise Attention, Unwise Attention. With Astrolabio Ubaldini: La tranquilla passione (The Quiet Passion); L'intelligenza Spirituale (The Spiritual Intelligence), in May 2018, together with Neva Papachristou, Affrettati Piano: Il cammino interiore e la meditazione di consapevolezza: una strada per la felicità (Make Haste Slowly: The Inner Path and the Mindfulness Meditation: a Way to Happiness) and, in February 2019, always with Neva Papachristou, Dare il cuore a ciò che conta (Give the Heart to What Matters), which in 2012 was released for Mondadori.  
Neva Papachristou is a guiding teacher of A.Me.Co. (Insight Meditation Association) that she founded in 1987 together with Corrado Pensa. She has been studying and practicing Dharma since 1984, both with teachers of the Insight Meditation Society (Barre, USA) and the Cambridge Insight Meditation Center (Cambridge, USA) in Europe and the USA. According to the Theravāda tradition, she was nominated Dharma teacher by Larry Rosenberg, guiding teacher of the Cambridge Insight Meditation Center. She is the author of a thesis on Ajahn Sumedho. She is editorial director of SATI, the magazine of the A.Me.Co. She has published for Astrolabio Ubaldini, together with Corrado Pensa, in May 2018: Make Haste Slowly: The Inner Path and the Mindfulness Meditation: a Way to Happiness. And, in February 2019: Give the Heart to what Matters. The Buddha and the Insight Meditation, just published for Arnoldo Mondadori in 2012.

General Information

The intensive and seminars take place in Rome in Vicolo d’Orfeo, 1. The residential retreats, both those organized by A.Me.Co. and those organized by other centers, take place in different locations. The program of the initiatives is also found, in paper form, within SATI, the magazine of the Association for the Meditation of Awareness.

The activities organized by A.Me.Co. are addressed exclusively to the Members.

For the initiatives it is essential to make a reservation, preferably by e-mail to the following address segreteria@associazioneameco.com (send another e-mail if you do not receive a confirmation message). Reservations are accepted from the date indicated for each initiative. You can participate without reservation only in cases where it is expressly specified. For information or reservations you can call the secretariat at 06.6865148 at the following time:

– ANTI-MEDIATE TIME: FROM MONDAY TO FRIDAY from 10.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m.

– POMERIDIAN TIMES: MONDAY AND FRIDAY: from 14.00 to 21.00; TUESDAY AND THURSDAY: from 14.00 to 20.30.

To order the recordings on CD, in mp3 format, of the teachings held at A.Me.Co. write to ameco.iniziative@libero.it. The CDs will be sent by regular mail. For the catalogue of the recordings consult the section USEFUL RESOURCES.