Full Circle Meditation offers Vipassana (mindfulness/insight) and Metta (loving kindness) instruction to people from all walks of life. Instruction is provided in a variety of formats:

  • classes and beginner series
  • sitting groups
  • daylongs
  • one-to-one practice interviews
  • workshops
  • programs
  • non-residential retreats

Margot Sangster is the principal teacher although periodically other teachers will lead programs.


“The workshop in Mindfulness Meditation as taught by Margot Sangster provided insight into an unexplored and often overlooked dimension of growth and learning for students and staff: the care of the self. It was one of those experiences in which the learning and benefits continue the more the teachings are practiced.”
Stephen Fraser, Coquitlam School District

“Margot Sangster is perfect for delivering presentations on meditation. She is clear, concise, and extremely knowledgeable.”
Karen Goodfellow, Regional Wellness Specialist, Telus Mobility Wellness Program

“The meditation session you did here at VPL was excellent. I’m hearing staff members say that it’s easier than they thought. Myths about meditation have been dispelled.”
Sherry MacLeod, Vancouver Public Library

“I loved the workshop, it exceeded my expectations! But now that I’ve let them go, it’s even better.”
Tricia Kehler, Hope Program, Stenberg College

“I really feel that you have helped make a lasting improvement in my life.”
Bart Brooks, World Class Backgammon Player

“Margot’s teaching style is inclusive and gentle. She is open to how people are in the moment, with no judgement.”
Linda Moreau

“From the bottom of my heart, thank you for your gift of the dhamma.”
David Asplund

“Margot’s leadership made it a very rich weekend. She led with skill and maturity.”
Pam Atnikov, Therapist

“Every week I got so much more from you on a “life” level. Thank you.”

Previous Clients and Students:

  • Telus Mobility (staff)
  • Vancouver Public Library (staff)
  • Renshaw Travel (staff)
  • Legal Services Society (staff)
  • Bull, Howser, and Tupper (staff)
  • YWCA (staff and volunteers)
  • Vancouver Community College (counsellors and therapists)
  • Asia-Canada Program, Simon Fraser University (students)
  • Coquitlam School District (counsellors, teachers, etc)
  • New Westminster School District (staff, clients, students)
  • Urban First Nations Learning Centre (mature students)
  • Burnaby Youth Secure Custody Centre (youth)
  • Burnaby Women’s Correctional Institute (staff and inmates)
  • HOPE Program, Stenberg College (drug and alcohol counsellors)
  • SRS Vocational Services Society (disabled clients)
  • Lookout Emergency Aid Society (clients and staff)
  • Homeward Bound (staff and homeless clients) – San Rafael, CA
  • The Association of Neighbourhood Houses of Greater Vancouver (direct service providers)
  • North Shore Community Resources (childcare providers)
  • Vancouver Coastal Health
  • Spirit Rock Meditation Center (meditation groups) – Woodacre, CA
  • Listening Post (Downtown Eastside meditation group)
  • Various venues (beginners) – Luxembourg, England, and Scotland
  • Various venues (youth group)