Articles & Interviews

Media & Interviews:

“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

“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

“Feeling Overwhelmed? Remember RAIN” – Mindful Magazine – June 13, 2014

“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


Guidelines for Introducing Meditation Practices to Psychotherapy Clients

Working with Pain

Working with Fear

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

Modern Maturity:

Working with Fear


From Longing to Belonging (PDF)
From Longing to Belonging

Yoga Journal:

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.


“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