Latest Audio Dharma

“Strive on, untiringly”: Right Effort and Balanced Practice

by Steven Hick | December 15, 2020

Sacred Action in the World: Implementing Right Action

by Steven Hick | November 30, 2020

Guided Meditation: From Me to We

by Steven Hick | November 30, 2020

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

Calm Mind Arising: Right Concentration and Meditation

Calm Mind Arising: Right Concentration and Meditation

Do you try to stop thinking in your meditation practice? If you do, you are setting yourself up for a lot of suffering. While a calm mind is one of the outcomes of mindfulness practice, trying to stop thinking is not the way. This talk explores wise concentration...

Mindfulness is Not Enough! An Exploration of Right Mindfulness

Mindfulness is Not Enough! An Exploration of Right Mindfulness

We have all likely heard of mindfulness, and may have a definition in our mind about what it is. This talk will explore mindfulness at a deeper level, pointing out how it can be a key component in the attainment of truth and the cessation of suffering and stress.  We...

Wise Attitudes for True Mindfulness Practice

Wise Attitudes for True Mindfulness Practice

The talk was part of a day-long meditation retreat. It describes the core attitudes and intentions necessary for true mindfulness practice. This attitudes are key if one is to avoid a superficial practice resulting in transformation or reduction in suffering.