Brian Otto Kimmel

Brian works with individuals and groups seeking an integrative, embodied approach to contemplative practice in daily life. He has published several articles and is in the process of writing a book on mindfulness and healing from sexual abuse. He recently submitted for publication a collection of wisdom poems on being single and queer. He earned his BA in Interdisciplinary Studies from Naropa University in 2012 with a concentration in Contemplative Psychology, Religion and Performing Arts. His final thesis was titled: Healing Gender Wounds through Dancing Like Men. Brian is a non-monastic member of Thich Nhat Hanh’s Order of Interbeing since 2006. He regularly facilitates retreats, offers speakerships, mentors, and guides practice communities in his tradition and beyond. As a performance artist, he is developing an intimate knowing through body-mind research.

Recent Articles

From the Under 35 Project: Heart on Fire

Here's the latest installment in the Under 35 Project, "Heart on Fire" by Brian Otto Kimmel. It's the first post June's theme, Social Action.