Brian Kimmel
Brian Otto Kimmel

Helping deeply caring people achieve freedom and flow

Events 2017

Jan. 14 - 17
Miami Wake Up Mindfulness Events
Miami, FL

Jan. 28 - 29
Somatic Arts Scholarship Concert & Art Auction (SASCAA)
Boulder, CO

March 11
TRANSforming Gender Conference
Boulder, CO

March 16
Caffe Sole
Boulder, CO

April 20 - 25
Mindfulness Retreat
Boise, ID

April 25 - May 1
Mindfulness Retreats and Events
Austin & Dallas, TX

May 14
Naropa University Commencement Performance
Boulder, CO

May 19 - 22
Mindfuness Retreat
Estes Park, CO

May 25 - June 5
Bay Area Events




Past Events 2016

Nov. 18 - 27
Wake Up Central Mexico Tour

Oct. 9
Soaring To New Heights Conference
Denver, Colorado

July 23
Day of Mindfulness
Boulder, CO

July 10
Wake Up Day of Mindfulness
Salt Lake City, Utah

July 9
Closed mindfulness event
Salt Lake City, Utah

June 30
Private Party Performance
Everett, WA

June 18
Private Party Performance
Boulder, CO

May 24-June 7
ArtLoveLegacies( ALL): Recording Project, Community & Performance

May 19
Wake Up Cabaret

May 13-16

Mindfulness Retreat in the Tradition of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh
Estes Park, Colorado

April 25
Johnny's Cigar Bar
Boulder, CO

April 8-10
Plum Blossom Sangha Mindfulness Retreat
Austin, Texas

April 5
YES! Young Adults Interfaith Group
Dallas Meditation Center

April 3
Brother ChiSing's Memorial Celebration of Life
Dallas Meditation Center

March 30
The MC5th Wednesday Open Mic
Mercury Cafe, Denver, Colorado

March 2
Nevada Desert Experience presents Brian Otto Kimmel
The Beat Coffeehouse & Records, Las Vegas, NV

March 1

Tuesday Night Meditation
The Pink House, Las Vegas, NV

February 27

Brian Otto Kimmel Sings
Amritam, Las Vegas, NV

January 29-30
Somatic Arts Scholarship Concert & Art Auction (SASCAA)
Naropa University, Performing Arts Center

August 11, 18,
Tuesday, 7 - 9 pm
Tuesday Night Meditation
The Pink House, Las Vegas, NV

April 7
, Tuesday, 7 - 9 pm
Tuesday Night Meditation
The Pink House, Las Vegas, NV

April 4 , Saturday, 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Spring Refresher - mindful movement & meditation
The Pink House, Las Vegas, NV

March 29
, Sunday, 2:30 - 4 pm
BOK in Concert
Shoreline Community Acupuncture

January 30-31
Somatic Arts Scholarship Concert & Art Auction (SASCAA)
Naropa University, Performing Arts Center

October 29, Wednesday, 7 pm
Concert of Original Music with my band
"Center for Spiritual Living"
Lean On WE - Delta, CO

October 5, Sunday, 7 pm
Music Service during "Writing a Love Letter To The World"
Chanting and Singing from the Heart
Sunrise Ranch, Loveland, CO

June 27, Friday, 8 - 9:15 pm
Seattle Concert Song of Secrets Told
Victrola Coffee & Art, Seattle, WA

May 11, Sunday, 3 - 4 pm
Denver Songs of Secrets Told
After Brunch Mother's Day CD Release
Mercury Cafe, Denver, CO

April 11, Friday, 7 - 8 pm
Performing original works for solo keys and voice. One-night only. A debut of his newest album, Songs of Secrets Told.
Innisfree Poetry Bookstore and Cafe, Boulder, CO - Flyer

March 29, Saturday, 7 - 8:30 pm
Somatic Sound Soiree: Songs of Secrets Told Album Release with Amethyst Crystal Mats The Pink House, Las Vegas, NV

March 29, Saturday, 10:30 am - 2 pm
Get What You Want: The Easy Way
A mindfulness practice workshop with movement/dance experientials, sitting practice, deep listening, and loving kindness.
The Pink House, Las Vegas, NV

March 25, Tuesday, 7 - 9 pm
Dharma Rain Gathering Mindfulness and a Deep Let Go
The Pink House, Las Vegas, NV

February 15
Somatic Sound Soiree
Songs of Secrets Told Release
Boulder, CO

February 1 - August 1
Mindful Arts and The Art of Everyday Life Series
"Songs" and Mindful Art
10-minute segments on Art that Effects Personal and Social Change
bi-weekly podcast/youtube subscription

January 24, 25, 26
Naropa University's Somatic Arts Scholarship Concert and Arts Auction
"Golden Flower"
Live "Songs" Concert Auctioned
Pre-release Limited Edition CD Auctioned
Digital Downloads AuctionedBrian Otto Kimmel Live!

January 10 - May 9, Fridays
Naropa University Paramita Campus Community Sit

January 7
Dharma Rain and Mindfulness Practice on the theme: When You Have Enough. Offered by donation.
Pink House, Las Vegas, NV

January 4
Dharma Rain Gathering: Mindful Arts and The Art of Everyday Life
Pink House, Las Vegas, NV

December 21

Unofficial digital release of Songs of Secrets Told
An Alternative Piano Folk Rock Opera on Found Love, Lost Love, and Discovering Oneself in the process.

October 10
Private Wedding
Outside Zion National Park, Utah

October 12
Dharma Rain Gathering
Pink House
Las Vegas, NV

October 11-16
Finding Our True Home
, Retreat with Thich Nhat Hanh
Deer Park Monastery, CA

June 26-30

Wake Up, Young Adults Mindfulness Retreat 
Mountain Lamp in Deming, WA (2 hours north of Seattle, 2 hours south of Vancouver, BC)

A Peer-Facilitated, 5-day Residential Mindfulness Retreat for Young Adults (ages 18 - 35) in the tradition of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh. During our time together we will creatively explore topics pertinent to young adults including sexuality, work, relationships, and community engagement in a secular, contemplative environment perfect even if you have never been to a retreat before or have been going for years. The retreat is led with the support of three long-term mindfulness practitioners: Brian Kimmel, David Viafora, and Maria Rodriguez, under the guidance of senior, lay Dharma Teacher, Eileen Kiera.

Facebook page   Flyer  

Sun Mountain Sangha Retreat
Learning the True Art of Coming Home

Sun Mountain Sangha, Colorado Springs, CO
Dynamic Dharma Duo with Gary Sanders, Las Vegas, NV
Day of Mindfulness with Peggy Rowe, Vista, CA


90-day Winter Retreat - Deer Park Monastery, Escondido, CA
Wake Up Pacific Northwest Tour - Eugene, Portland, Seattle. Eugene Daily News - Brian's interview
Videos - Music and Meditation


Umpqua Unitarian Universalist Congregation, Loveland, CO


Resting with Peace
, 21-day Wellness Retreat, Las Vegas, NV
Indonesia Delegation with Thich Nhat Hanh  

One Buddha is Not Enough, Estes Park, CO
Friends Meeting House Concert-Peace Talk, Portland OR
Remembering Who You Are: From Surviving To Thriving

Healing from Abuse Weekend Workshop, Portland, OR
Healing Your Inner Child Workshop, Las Vegas, NV
World Peace Gathering: My Story of Love, Peace and Freedom from Abuse St. George, Utah
Live Interview on Survivor's Radio Cafe

Caring for Caregivers Workshop, Las Vegas, NV
Healing Abuse with Mindfulness and Love Workshop, Portland, OR
Sherry Goldstein's Yoga Sanctuary Concert-Talk, Las Vegas, NV
Three Stages of Healing From Abuse, Las Vegas, NV
Living Peace, Pahrump, NV
Thriving for Thrivers Mentoring Program


90-day Winter Retreat - Deer Park Monastery, Escondido, CA
Healing the Remaining Wounds of War - Vietnam Delegation with Thich Nhat Hanh
Nevada Desert Experience's Sacred Peace Walk (2007 2008 2009)
Sexual Healing, Las Vegas, NV
Let The Go
, Blue Sky Yoga, Las Vegas, NV


Foundations of Healing, Las Vegas, NV
Breath of the Buddha 21-day Retreat with Thich Nhat Hanh - Plum Village, France
Eating Peace Retreat
, Sage Hills Yoga & Retreat Center, Cedar City, UT

Winchester Cultural Centre Theatre Concert-Talk, Las Vegas, NV
Seattle Gay Pride Festival Performance 2003

Theosophical Society Library Performance, Seattle, WA
Thursday Night Meditation Group, Seattle, WA

East West Bookshop Performance, Seattle, WA

Deer Park Monastery (2012-13)
Marpa House (2009-12)


Wake-Up International
Retreat Coordinator (2012-present)

Tuesday Night Mindfulness Group, Las Vegas, NV
Founding Member / Facilitator (2004-present)

Lotus in the Desert Sangha, Las Vegas, NV
Board Member / Facilitator (2004 - 06)

Dances of Universal Peace, Southern Nevada
Principal Musician (2004 - 09)

Mindfulness Network for Survivors of Abuse
Founding Member (2001-2003)

Thursday Night Mindfulness Group, Seattle, WA
Founding Member / Facilitator (2000-2003)

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