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

Accepting fear to be Fearless: Mindfulness of Thoughts #10

Accepting fear to be Fearless: Mindfulness of Thoughts #10

https://youtu.be/_UJBOTI4cmk In this video we examine how fear (or any mind state actually including unhappiness) arises in the mind and body, and the role that thoughts play in this. We will go on to look at how the narrative about what is seen as fearful keeps us...

Bad-Ass Forgiveness: Mindfulness of Thoughts #8

Bad-Ass Forgiveness: Mindfulness of Thoughts #8

https://youtu.be/Ss55xsMSbeA If there are people in your life that you have not forgiven for some past deed then this week's session is for you. Forgiveness is often presented as a complicated relationship issue, and for many people it can feel this way. In this...

The Illusion of Trust in Relationships: Mindfulness of Thoughts #7

The Illusion of Trust in Relationships: Mindfulness of Thoughts #7

https://youtu.be/zpqbUp7BDO4 This week we will explore the illusion of trust in relationships, both friendships and intimate relationships. Remember, the vast majority of our relationship difficulties come from believing the thought that someone should be different....