Satipatthana Meditation Society of Canada

Advanced Program
Wednesdays or Thursdays
One on One intensive one year course
Two hours interview / per four weeks (Zoom meeting)
Online, email reporting / weekly
Teacher: Sayar Myat
Completion of Beginner Course
Additional Information
Commitment and sincere hard work required.


Course Outline:
One must listen to one Dhamma talk on Ways to deepen your Mindfulness Insight Meditation (Vipassana) weekly in sequence and submit a summary. Practice sitting meditation an hour minimum every day and keep the record of the experience according to the guide-line and submit weekly along with the summary of the Dhamma talk. The teacher will send you a Zoom Link once every four weeks falling on Wednesdays or Thursdays for two hours.  A suitable time will be set at the convenience of the yogi and teacher (Between 9:00 am to 8:00 pm PST.)  There is a 30% drop-out rate.  If a student cannot fulfill the requirements without a sound reason, that particular time slot will be given to students on the waiting list.

Please register by email; Pre-acceptance is required.  Once a yogi’s application is accepted, get acquainted with the teacher via invited Zoom Link.


Ways to Deepen your Practice of Mindfulness Insight Meditation (Vipassana)


Before each session, yogi should take Three Refuges and Five (or Nine) Precepts.  Information is provided in these two documents below:
Taking Three Refuges and Five Precepts
Taking Three Refuges and Nine Precepts



Other Programs & Retreats

Intermediate Classes

The intermediate class is offered as an online course. It involves a 60-minute meditation time, before/after a dhamma talk (lecture about the practice). The intermediate class is an ongoing year-round program; online videos are released bi-weekly on Tuesdays.


Residential Reteats

Residential Retreats are offered at the Chanmyay Yeiktha Retreat Centre in Hope, BC. Schedule will be 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.