Tara Brach

Tara Brach, PhD is a clinical psychologist, internationally-known meditation teacher and author of the best-selling books Radical Acceptance and True Refuge. She is founder and senior teacher of the Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC, and teaches meditation workshops and retreats in the United States and Europe. Tara’s podcast addresses the value of meditation in relieving emotional suffering and serving spiritual awakening, and receives over one million downloads each month. In addition to her public teaching, Tara is active in bringing meditation into DC-area schools, prisons, and to underserved populations. 

Learn more about this presenter’s work:


  • Which Wolf Are You Feeding?

    No matter how painfully we’re triggered by the world’s violence and insensitivity, we can direct our attention in ways that carry us home to our intrinsic good-heartedness.

  • The Path of Radical Acceptance

    Clearly recognizing what is happening inside us, and regarding what we see with an open, kind, and loving heart, is what I call Radical Acceptance.

  • The Qualities of Presence

    An excerpt from True Refuge, by Tara Brach Presence is not some exotic state that we need to search for or manufacture. In the simplest terms, it is the felt...