Articles & Interviews

Media & Interviews:

Coming Home to Your Heart – Blog: Tara Brach brings powerful new meditations to the Calm app., November 20, 2019

Ep. 61: “Trust your capacity to change” – Tara Brach Interview with Kimberley Quinlan, August 10, 2018

“The Winds of Love: Taking Refuge in Conscious Relationship” – Garrison Institute – January 9, 2018

“How to Feel Your Feelings: An Interview” – interview 1440 Multiversity – July 24, 2017

“3 Ways to Shift from Blame to Love” – 1440 Multiversity – July 2017

“Inspiring Calm and Compassion Across the World” – Maria Shriver’s Sunday Paper Newsletter -July 23, 2017

“A 10-Minute Meditation on Love as a Practice” – Mindful Magazine – April 13, 2017

“Want to be more civically active this year? Start with yourself” – noted in Washington Post interview – January 18, 2017

“3-minute Story Teller” – interview with (2-part video)  – August 6, 2016

“How to Meditate” – quoted in New York Times article by David Gelles – August 2016

“Facing My White Privilege” – Lion’s Roar – June 21, 2016

“Feeling Overwhelmed? Remember RAIN” – Mindful Magazine – January 13, 2016

“Gratitude and Transition – on WHYY Public Media with Dan Gottleib – Dr. Dan shares a taped conversation with Tara Brach about self-compassion at 20:00 min. – Thanksgiving November 2015

“Releasing the Barriers to Love: An Interview with Tara Brach – with Mark Matousek – November 2015

“Mindfulness Practices that Activate your Full Potential – Dreamforce 2015 Conference (starts at about 8 minutes in)

“Wake Up from Unworthiness – An Interview with Tara Brach” – Spirituality & Health – September-October 2015

“Tara Brach on Meditation and Overcoming FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out)” – Tim Ferris Show – July 2015

“Allow Life to be Just as it Is” – Flow Mindfulness Magazine (English Edition) – July 2015

“Take Refuge in the Truth of Loving Awareness” – The Yoga Hour on Unity Online Radio – December 18, 2014

“Geertje Couwenbergh- Interview with Tara Brach” – In anticipation of her daylong workshop in the Netherlands on September 14, 2014

“First, Forgive Yourself” – Dubai’s Yoga Life Magazine – September 2014 – Tej Rae interviews Tara

“In Buddhist teachings, relief from D.C.’s chronic case of self-involvement” – Washington Post, July 18, 2014

“Buddhist psychotherapist and ‘RAIN’ champion Tara Brach”, interview with Andrea Miller in Lion’s Roar – July 10, 2014

“Interview with Tara Brach: Tracing Back Desire”, Inquiring Mind editors Barbara Gates and Kim Criswell interviewed Brach by phone in May 2014 on the theme of hunger.

“A blend of Buddhism and psychology” – American Psychological Association – Psychologist Profile by Tori Angelis – February, 2014.

“The Mindful Relationship” – free video interview with Tara and Rick Hanson

“Meditation guru Tara Brach is calm eye of Washington’s stress-filled storm” – The Washington Post, May 18, 2013.

“The Awakened Heart: A Conversation with Tara Brach” and Mark Matousek.

Mindfulness in Education: Children to Realize Their Full Potential – audio at Walt Whitman HS, Bethesda, MD – October 7, 2013

Tami Simon of Sounds True interviews Tara on August 13, 2013 – “Radical Acceptance” – Insights at the Edge

“When Ego Meets Non-Ego” – March 2013 issue of Shambhala Sun

Dan Gottleib interviews Tara on January 11, 2013 – “True Refuge” on WHYY Public Media – “Voices in the Family”

“Tara Brach on Mindfulness, Psychotherapy, and Awakening” – – Interview with Deborah Kory

Bringing RAIN to Obsessive Thinking and Meeting Our Edge and Softening. – – “True Refuge: Finding Peace and Freedom in Your Own Awakened Heart”

Interview with Tara Brach, by Matt Ahrens – EANT (Enneagram Association in the Narrative Tradition) Conference 2012

Tara was recently interviewed for the “Talk with Francesca” radio show ( It was aired on January 1, 2012 at Boston’s WWZN radio. Link to the recording and Francesca’s comment.

Dan Gottleib interviews Tara – May 9, 2011 – VOICES in the Family – WHYY Radio – Noticing and Calming with Tara Brach

Tami Simon of Sounds True interviews Tara on January 18, 2011 – “True Refuge” – Insights at the Edge

“Radical Acceptance When Facing Difficulty” with Tami Simon – An interview with Tara (6/9/09). (Transcript also available at above link.) Part of the “Insights at the Edge” series presented by Sounds True.

Radical Acceptance: An Interview with Tara Brach – from PsychCentral: “Mindfulness and Psychotherapy” with Elisha Goldstein, PhD – September 2009

What I’ve Learned: Tara Brach – “The beauty of slowing down, the drawbacks of too much striving, and how accepting yourself can change you” – interview with Ken Adelman from


Guidelines for Introducing Meditation Practices to Psychotherapy Clients

Working with Pain

Mindfulness Strategies for Working with Trauma and Strong Fear

How to Start a Mindfulness Meditation Group

Awakening from the Trance of Unworthiness (July 2014)

The Power of Radical Acceptance: Healing Trauma though the Integration of Buddhist Meditation and Psychotherapy

The Practice of Saying, “Yes”

The Essence of Mindful Prayer: “May this Suffering Awaken Compassion”

Adapted from Tara’s True Refuge (2013):

Working With Difficulties: The Blessings of RAIN
Working With Difficulties: The Blessings of RAIN (in German)

Awakening Mind:

Creating Peace by Letting Go of Blame

Blessings of a Patient Heart

Letting Life Live Through Us: Healing and Awakening Through our Bodies

Inquiring Mind:

Awakening from the Trance of Unworthiness

Working with Our Stories: An Interview with Tara Brach

Lion’s Roar:

Facing My White Privilege – June 21, 2016

Modern Maturity:

Working with Fear


From Longing to Belonging (PDF)
From Longing to Belonging

Yoga Journal:

Ancient Buddhist Way to Cope With Hardship – RAIN is a Buddhist mindfulness tool that offers support for working with intense and difficult emotions.

A More Perfect Union – Approached as a spiritual practice, a committed relationship can be a path not only to enduring love and deep harmony but also to liberation.

Befriend Your Fears – Shine the light of compassion on all that frightens you to find healing and freedom.