Latest Audio Dharma

Self Loving Kindness Meditation: Mindfulness and Anxiety

by Steven Hick | May 22, 2021

Mindfulness and Anxiety: Creating New Habits

by Steven Hick | May 22, 2021

Body Awareness Meditation: Three Centers

by Steven Hick | May 8, 2021

About Us

The Ottawa Insight Meditation Community (OIMC) was established in 2010 as a nonprofit, urban-based community for the practice of Insight meditation. OIMC is a True North Insight affiliated group.

Located in Ottawa, Ontario, OIMC provides opportunities to practice insight meditation and other contemplative practices amid the complexities of city living. The group is dedicated to creating a space that welcomes all people regardless of cultural and religious background, race, socio‐economic class, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, education, and physical ability. It is an environment where people can come together to learn, support and deepen practice. OIMC is guided in all endeavors by the ethics of non-harming, the spirit of loving friendship and compassion, the wisdom of insight, and the truth of liberation.

Latest Videos

Experiencing No Self #3: Letting Go of Emotions

Experiencing No Self #3: Letting Go of Emotions Last week we explored how to see thoughts as just thoughts arising and passing away without our consent or doing. This is the obsoletely key component of unfolding the no self process. In our dialogue, the topic of emotions, and in...

Experiencing No Self #2 Letting go of Thoughts

Experiencing No Self #2 Letting go of Thoughts   Steven explores practices that can create distance between the ego and self. Remember the definitions of self and ego. Ego is the me, and self is the I. Self is the witness or observer of experience. Ego is the activity of being...

Experiencing No Self #1: Introduction

Experiencing No Self #1: Introduction The first talk in a new series entitled Directly Experiencing No Self. I have been working hard developing this course and will be presenting 4 steps to transcending ego and the falling away of self. Each step will include material to...