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

How We Un-Enlighten Ourselves

How We Un-Enlighten Ourselves I m back from my 3 week retreat and will be offering a talk tonight about what i practiced while on retreat. We will be exploring how we unenlighten ourselves or obscure the truth. If everything already is ultimate truth, then somehow we...

Awareness of Death and the Deathless

Awareness of Death and the Deathless There are a few ways to speak about death – how we face the inevitability of body/mind death, deeply knowing death so that we may live fully, and realizing the deathless aspect of your true being. Death is the fear that underlies all fears...

Spiritual Seeking without a Seeker We will explore how the impulse to know truth manifests when personal seeking falls away. The seeking of awakening as something that the ego wants does fall away. It is no longer something that one strives for in order to gain something...