Brian Kimmel
Brian Otto Kimmel

Helping deeply caring people achieve freedom and flow

Brian Otto Kimmel was first introduced to applied Buddhism through reading Being Peace by their teacher Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh in 1996. Since lay ordination in Plum Village, France in 2006, Brian facilitates and mentors numerous groups internationally supporting individual and collective transformation around themes of social and Earth justice, multiculturalism and a felt, embodied connection to one's true home. Author of numerous articles on the art and practice of mindfulness, a chant master, recorded artist, vocalist, pianist, and songwriter, Brian bridges many unique experiences through contemplative practice and performance art. A Somatic Educator, Brian's offerings as a group facilitator help students of mindfulness and meditation to incorporate stress-reducing, focusing, and nurturing qualities of body and mind into their everyday life. Brian is a Somatic Social Justice Counselor and Dance Movement Therapist, a soon-to-be gradutate of Naropa's University's Masters of Arts in Somatic Counseling program. In 2012, Brian was a recipient of Naropa's Priscilla Inkpen Award for inclusive and compassionate social action, and served as Student Trustee on Naropa's Board of Trustees in 2014 - 2015. Brian's most recent publications are titled: Permissive Movement as a Dharma Door and Permissive Movement in Dancing with Dharma an anthology by numerous scholar-practitioners edited by Harrison Blum. Events



Songwriting for a Cause, Concerts, Public Speaking, Published Articles, Permissive Movement and Contemplative Dance/Movement Practice Facilitation, Retreats, Classes, Mentoring, Ceremonies
Expertise Contemplative
Order of Interbeing, (2006-present)
Shambhala Training - Level 5
Prison Dharma Network - Path of Freedom Facilitator

Contemplative Dance Practice Facilitator & Teacher, trained with Barbara Dilley & Katharine Kaufman (2009-2012)
Somatic Experiencing - Level 1
Pilates & Yoga Instructor

Licensed Massage Therapist - CO
Reiki - Master Level
Sound Healer
Mindfulness Training Mindfulness and Permissive Movement
Products The Biomat Company  
Contact 702.461.8422 US
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