Latest Audio Dharma

Seeking without a Seeker: Guided Meditation

by Steven Hick | October 25, 2021

Abiding in Still, Aware Presence: Guided Meditation

by Steven Hick | October 15, 2021

Enlivening the True Heart: Guided Meditation

by Steven Hick | October 2, 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

Mindfulness of Thoughts #5: What Thoughts do You Believe?

Mindfulness of Thoughts #5: What Thoughts do You Believe?

https://youtu.be/8FRE1ImW9X8 Today, I will examine the ways in which thoughts cause suffering. First, we will examine the unreal, not true and insignificance of thoughts. Next we will reflect on our own thought habits - what thoughts do you believe? As human beings I...

Mindfulness of Thoughts #3: The Yoke of Attachment

Mindfulness of Thoughts #3: The Yoke of Attachment

https://youtu.be/dg_xQlUyNkA This week we will continue our exploration of the proliferation of thoughts. Last week we differentiated between the arising of thoughts as events in the mind, and thinking which is the grabbing a hold of the thought and proliferating with...

Mindfulness of Thoughts #2: Tangled in Thoughts – Papanca

Mindfulness of Thoughts #2: Tangled in Thoughts – Papanca

https://youtu.be/e04416Lg6rU Our new series started last Thursday. If you missed you can link to it below. Last week we explored how to become conscious of the continual thinking that arises in the mind, and ways to get to know your top ten tunes. Session 1:...