Welcome to Assyst

If you want to learn how to meditate or would like to deepen your practice,
then we may be able to help you at Assyst.


About Kim

Kim Sawyer has been studying and practicing a variety of meditation techniques for over 40 years has done extensive retreat work on mindfulness, insight and tantric practices. She is a graduate of the Dharma Centre of Canada’s Kinmount Seminary and Academy, a three-year intensive teacher training and retreat program. Kim considers travel as part of her education and has visited all continents on the planet with a priority on disappearing biospheres and cultures.

Kim's principal teacher was the late Venerable Namgyal Rinpoche. More recently she has studied with Tarchin Hearn, Venerable Khenpo Sonam Rinpoche, and His Emminence Ayang Rinpoche.

Kim has over 20 years experience teaching meditation and Dharma (the laws of awakening). She taught at the Toronto Dharma Centre in the Riverdale neighbourhood from 1997 to 2004 and at the Arcadia Co-operative in Toronto from 2009 to 2013. Kim has offered weekend retreats at the Dharma Centre of Canada in Kinmount, Ontario, and one day retreats in the city of Toronto.

Currently Kim is teaching in Toronto at:

     Advanced Therapeutics on Queen Street east near Greenwood Avenue
     CR8 Wellness on Eglinton Avenue near Yonge Street

where she offers both group classes and one-on-one guidance.

This year Kim is offering an Insight meditation retreat at the Dharma Centre of Canada in Kinmount, Ontario.

Enlightenment for a wave in the ocean is the moment the wave realizes that it is water.
~ Thich Nhat Hanh