Latest Audio Dharma

Stepping Back into Awareness: Guided Meditation

by Steven Hick | November 4, 2022

by Sensing into Silence: Guided Meditation | October 14, 2022

Allowing Surrender: Guided Meditation

by Ioana Aboumitri | September 18, 2022

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 to Escape Self Judgement and Be Happy

How to Escape Self Judgement and Be Happy

https://youtu.be/sX8kM4jioQY One of greatest blocks to true happiness is the belief that something is wrong with me. You may have heard this habit of self-judgement called the trance of unworthiness by some Dharma teachers. In this talk I will explore how accepting...

Three Keys to Being Happy all the Time

Three Keys to Being Happy all the Time

https://youtu.be/vYa8DBehoGg In this talk I outline three things you need to realize and do to be always happy.  The 3 things you need to do are. Stop outsourcing your happiness and your unhappiness on the people and circumstances. You need to stop attributing or...

Happy Even When SHIT Happens

Happy Even When SHIT Happens

https://youtu.be/Cp0UZcIlXjQ The topic for this talk is how to be happy even when shit happens, which it inevitably will. Human beings will always experience pain and sorrow. This is the 1st Noble Truth and we see it in our lives. How do we remain happy amidst this?...