Tara Brach is a psychologist, 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 Buddhist meditation at centers in the United States and Europe.
Tara’s podcasted talks and meditations are downloaded nearly a million times each month. Her teachings blend Western psychology, Buddhist psychology, Eastern meditation practices, and mindful attention to the inner life with a full, compassionate engagement with the world.
She fosters efforts to bring mindfulness to issues of equity, inclusivity, diversity, peace, and environmental sustainability, and is actively involved in initiatives in the DC area to offer mindfulness in prisons and school.
After college, Tara lived for 10 years in an ashram, went on to obtain her doctorate in clinical psychology, and then to complete a 5-year Buddhist teacher training program at Spirit Rock Meditation Center. In her free time, she enjoys taking long hikes along the Potomac River with her dog.