Tara Brach is the founder of the Insight Meditation Community of Washington. She has practiced and taught meditation for over 40 years, with an emphasis on vipassana (mindfulness or insight) meditation.
Tara’s teachings blend Western psychology and Eastern spiritual practices, mindful attention to our inner life, and a full, compassionate engagement with our world. Her approach emphasizes compassion for oneself and others, mindful presence and the direct realization and embodiment of natural awareness.
Tara teaches classes, workshops, and silent meditation retreats at IMCW and throughout the United States and Europe. Her popular podcast, downloaded more than 1.5 million times each month in 200+ countries, speaks to themes of emotional healing and spiritual awakening through mindful, loving awareness and compassion in action to alleviate suffering in our larger world. Together with Jack Kornfield, she leads the Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Certification Program.
Tara is author of four books:
Radical Acceptance: Embracing Your Life With the Heart of a Buddha (2003)
True Refuge--Finding Peace and Freedom in Your Own Awakened Heart (2012)
Radical Compassion: Learning to Love Yourself and Your World with the Practice of R.A.I.N. (2020)
Trusting the Gold, Uncovering Your Natural Goodness (2021)
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