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
October 2 to December 4, 2019
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm (Every Wednesday)
Free of charge/ Donations welcome
2 hours
202 - 1814 Pandora St, Vancouver, BC
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.


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

The classes are 2 hours long and involve several short guided meditations and lectures about the practice. Each class concludes with question and answer period. 

Regular attendance is requested.  Registration closes three days before the first class.

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.