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Bethesda, MD

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"Take Refuge in the Truth of Loving Awareness" - The Yoga Hour on Unity Online Radio - December 18, 2014

"True Refuge" - Evening talk at Alternatives, London, UK - September 15, 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

Community Keynotes: Managing Stress - Tara Brach and Ohio Congressman Tim Ryan, June 9, 2014 at Woodson HS, Fairfax, VA

"Feeling Overwhelmed? Remember RAIN" Mindful Magazine.

"The Mindful Relationship" - free video interview with Tara and Rick Hanson

"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

March 2013 issue of Shambhala Sun - "When Ego Meets Non-Ego"

"True Refuge" on WHYY Public Media - "Voices in the Family" - Dan Gottleib interviews Tara on January 11, 2013 - Interview with Deborah Kory - "Tara Brach on Mindfulness, Psychotherapy, and Awakening" - "True Refuge: Finding Peace and Freedom in Your Own Awakened Heart" - Bringing RAIN to Obsessive Thinking and Meeting Our Edge and Softening.

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

From the Psychotherapy Networker CE Courses: Finding True Refuge - Interview with Rich Simon and Tara.

Tara was interviewed on 8/22/2012 for the Leading Edge Parenting Show with Sandi Schwartz. Listen to the recording here.

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.

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

"True Refuge" - Insights at the Edge - Tami Simon of SoundsTrue inteviews Tara on January 18, 2011

Adapted from Tara’s True Refuge (Bantam, 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


From Longing to Belonging (PDF)

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.

Come to Your Senses - Accepting our physical sensations--whether pleasant or not--is one of the most challenging and liberating of practices.


Awakening from the Trance of Unworthiness (July 2014)

“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

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”

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