Notice: Operational Update due to COVID-19

Due to COVID-19, all in-class activities are cancelled till further notice. Please visit class pages for online classes and additional information.

One may also log on to YouTube Premier every Tuesday at 7:30 pm. Please follow with self 1 hour of self-practice.


Satipatthana Meditation Society of Canada

Mindfulness Insight Meditation Classes
for Beginners
Online Classes only due to COVID-19
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Free of charge/ Donations welcome
2 hours
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Teacher: Sayar Myat
Desire to learn both theory and practice in meditation.
Additional Information
Ability to sit on the floor. Bring a mat and cushion to sit on.


Due to COVID-19, Beginners Meditation Class is changed to online format.

Anyone who is interested in the Beginner Class, please visit

Beginner’s Guide to Mindfulness-Insight Meditation

Watch and practice one Dhamma talk per week in sequence.

After completing the Beginner course, please visit
Ways to Deepen your Practice of Mindfulness Insight Meditation (Vipassana)

Watch and practice one Dhamma talk per week.

This class will teach the practitioner how to bring mindfulness to one’s life through formal sitting and walking as well as everyday activities. Practising mindfulness lowers stress, increases patience and contentment, and also increases understanding of oneself.

Please contact: if you have any questions.


Other Programs & Retreats

Intermediate Classes

The intermediate class is held weekly on Tuesday evenings and is 2 hours long. It involves a 60 minute meditation time, followed by a dhamma talk (lecture about the practice) followed by a question and answer session. The intermediate class is an ongoing year-round program.


Residential Reteats

A Residential Retreat is usually held once a month, primarily on long weekends, at the Chanmyay Yeiktha Retreat Centre in Hope, BC. Announcements are posted on our “Upcoming Events” page. You may also send us an email to sign up for notifications via email.


Annual Retreats

Annual Retreats are usually held in the summer of each year, these last from 9 to 17 days on average. They are held at the Chanmyay Yeiktha Retreat Centre in Hope, B.C. Pre-registration and acceptance are required for these due to limited accommodation space.