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, followed by 1 hour of self-practice.


Satipatthana Meditation Society of Canada

Annual Retreats
*** CANCELLED *** due to COVID-19
Open at 8:00am, and close at 12 noon
By Donation.
21 days
Chanmyay Yeiktha, 19640 Silverhope Road, Hope, BC, V0X 1L2
Sayadaw U Nyana Ramsi
Completion of the Beginner Class offered by SMSC or prior experience/familiarity in the Pure Vipassana Meditation method (Mahasi tradition).
Additional Infomation
Please bring a sleeping bag, toiletries and modest clothing. Vegetarian and non-vegetarian meals are provided.


Daily meditation requires practicing from 4 am to 10 pm.  Each day starts with a one hour loving-kindness meditation, followed by alternate sitting and walking meditations every other hour.  A Dhamma talk is delivered during the last hour of the day. 

Each practitioner will have a 15 to 30 minute interview with the teacher regarding their daily practice.

Maintaining the nine precepts and noble silence is mandatory during the retreat.  Pre-approval of attendance is required. Travel time to Hope from Vancouver is approximately 1.5 to 2 hours. Take Freeway Exit 168 (Flood Hope Road).

Please contact: if you have any questions.


Other Programs & Retreats

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.


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).


Intermediate Classes

The intermediate class is held weekly on Tuesday evenings and is also 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.