Latest Audio Dharma

Guided Meditation: Seeing the Ultimate Truth of the Body

by Steven Hick | August 20, 2021

Self Loving Kindness Meditation: Mindfulness and Anxiety

by Steven Hick | May 22, 2021

Mindfulness and Anxiety: Creating New Habits

by Steven Hick | May 22, 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

Experiencing No Self #10: The End of Seeking

Experiencing No Self #10: The End of Seeking

https://youtu.be/V1p71Ru2z3U This week we will delve into the topic of the ending of spiritual seeking. Last we explored how the diminishment of personal will arises when identification with the ego falls away or is transcended. Something else that happens on the path...

Experiencing No Self #8: Falling Away of Personal Will

Experiencing No Self #8: Falling Away of Personal Will

https://youtu.be/EdYq9RUucVM This week we will delve into the difficult and often not talked about topic of free will or personal will. This will not be a philosophical discussion of free will. I will define personal will, detail how the personal will falls away as...

Experiencing No Self #7: Resting as Awareness

Experiencing No Self #7: Resting as Awareness

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yzux7YuTD3A Here we will move to the ways in which we can realize our true nature. What are we, if we are not this egoic self that we think we are? The beginning instruction in seeing this truth, is often called "resting as awareness"....