Articles & Interviews

Media & Interviews:

“Tara Brach On How Meditation Brings Healing To Workplace Fears During Turbulent Times “ – Bryan Robinson, Forbes – June 15, 2020

“Radical Compassion in Challenging Times – From Virtual Symposium 2020 “ – Psychotherapy Networker – May/June 2020

“RAIN Meditation for Fear” – 10% Happier with Dan Harris, March 24, 2020

“Tara Brach’s Non-Radical Approach to ‘Radical Compassion'”, Susan Pascal, Maria Shriver Newsletter, February, 2020

“Release Feelings of Unworthiness with Tara Brach,” Calm Masterclass, February 25, 2020

“#224: Tara Brach: Making it RAIN” – 10% Happier with Dan Harris, January 29, 2020

“Radical Compassion – Loving Ourselves & Our World Into Healing (Part 3 Of 3)” – Blog at Insight Timer – January 2020

How to Go Through Life with Love in Your Heart: A Q&A with Tara Brach about offering radical compassion to yourself and others. Eve Ekman, Greater Good Magazine, January 28, 2020

“Radical Compassion – Loving Ourselves & Our World Into Healing (Part 2 Of 3)” – Blog at Insight Timer – January 18, 2020

“Blog – RAIN Dissolves Limiting Beliefs: Waking up to our whole being,” Psychology Today, January 10, 2020

“Blog – Radical Self-Compassion: Loving ourselves into healing with the practice of RAIN,” Psychology Today, January 4, 2020

“Radical Compassion – Loving Ourselves & Our World Into Healing (Part 1 Of 3)” – Blog at Insight Timer – December 30, 2019

“Radical Compassion: Meditation teacher and psychologist Tara Brach discusses the practice of RAIN and how we can develop our capacity for compassion.” Tricycle, December 28, 2019

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

“Loving Awareness in the Present Moment Is Foundational to Our Resilience,” Video interview with Tara and Linda Graham, September 18, 1918

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

“Ep. 57 – Real Love Series: Tara Brach” – Metta Hour Podcast with Sharon Salzburg – June 17, 1917

“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.