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

Intermediate Meditation Classes
Online Classes only due to COVID-19
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Free of charge/ Donations welcome.
2 hours
202-1814 Pandora Street, Vancouver BC
Teacher: Sayar Myat
Completion of the Beginner Class offered by SMSC or prior experience with the Pure Vipassana Meditation method (Mahasi tradition).
Additional Information
Ability to sit on the floor. Please bring a mat and cushion to sit on.


We will be using the YouTube Premiere feature to provide weekly Retreat Dhamma Talks every Tuesday at 7:30 pm (PST).
This will provide a consistent schedule so that viewers can watch along with others in real-time.

If you wish, click the ‘Set Reminder’ button on the scheduled video to notify you when the video is about to start. This ‘Set Reminder’ button will need to be clicked on all-new Premiere videos in future weeks to set a reminder for that video.

Here’s the link to the YouTube Channel:!

Or, go the SMSC website ( and click YouTube button

What if you can’t make the scheduled time? No problem! These talks will become a permanent part of our library for you to access at any time.

*Note* All other uploaded Dhamma Talks will remain unscheduled.

If you haven’t done so already, please consider subscribing to the Mindfulness Insight Meditation channel if you are interested in our video library and receiving weekly Dhamma talks.

Note: Under Covid19 condition around the world SMSC has shutdown all classes and activities for the safety and welfare of all. However, we are committed to providing access to the Buddha-Dhamma electronically to those who wish to study and practice Mindfulness-Insight. Please visit the website to see additional programs available.

Please contact: if you have any questions.

Metta Always,


Other Programs & Retreats

Beginner Classes

The Mindfulness-Insight course for beginners is an introduction to the meditation practice. This class is for both beginners and experienced practitioners who have no previous exposure to the Pure Vipassana Meditation method (Mahasi tradition).


Residential Retreats

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.