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

Residential Retreats
*** Unavailable until further notice ***
Retreat begins at 8:30 pm and finishes at 4:00 pm
By Donation.
Chanmyay Yeiktha Meditation Centre, Hope, BC, Canada
Teacher: Sayalay
Completion of the Beginner Class offered by SMSC or prior experience/familiarity in the Pure Vipassana Meditation method (Mahasi tradition).
Additional Information
Please bring a sleeping bag, toiletries and modest clothing. Vegetarian and non-vegetarian meals are provided.


*** Unavailable until further notice ***

Daily meditation will be 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. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

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


Everyone who wishes to attend must register. (please use the registration form on our web site
Maximum 3 yogis at one time.
We will have individual rooms to sleep in.
Keep social distancing.
Those who wish to ware mask is more than welcome.
Food will be provided.
All retreat rules must be observed.
Each yogi is expected to help out mindfully Sayalay one hour per day, per her instruction.
Sayalay will be the meditation teacher.

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 2 hours. Take Highway 1, Exit 168 (Flood Hope Road).

Please contact: if you have any questions.


Other Programs & Retreats

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.


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.