About Us

Satipañña (pronounced sa-tee-pahn-ya) Insight Meditation Toronto (SIMT) is dedicated to the Dharma of Liberation as found in the Original Teachings of the Buddha. The teachings are intended for people sincerely interested in exploring this profound, brilliant, and penetrating methodology through which countless people have realized authentic freedom – “The Heart’s Sure Release.”

SIMT is a non-profit charitable community located in Toronto, Ontario. Our programs include

  • a weekly Insight Meditation (Vipassana) session followed by a Dharma talk
  • one-day and multi-day meditation retreats
  • a Dharma Home Study Program geared to those wishing to deepen their understanding of the Buddha’s teachings

We welcome everyone to participate in a safe and respectful meditation environment regardless of race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, ability, or age. To this end, all are encouraged to approach the teachers or board members with any requests for accommodation, or other concerns about well being during practice. 

Weekly meditation and shorter retreats are suitable for those who are new to the practice and teachings, as well as for experienced practitioners. Other programs respond to those interested in deepening their commitment to practice.

Everyone sincerely wishing to discover the significance of these teachings, and to deepen their practice, is welcome.