About Us

About Us

The Ottawa Insight Meditation Community (OIMC) is affiliated with True North Insight (TNI). Visit True North Insight for more information. OIMC welcomes all, for the benefit of all. We are dedicated to working with anyone on the spiritual path of wisdom, freedom and compassion. All are welcome, both beginning and experience mediators to our Weekly sitting group. Click on Weekly Sitting tab for more information.

Email steven_hick@carleton.ca

The programs of OIMC operate on the basis of Dana. Following the 2,500-year-old Buddhist tradition, the weekly sittings and teachings are considered priceless and so are offered freely.

Who We Are

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.

Guiding Teacher: Steven Hick