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Teacher, Author, & Founder 

Tara Brach is a leading western teacher of Buddhist meditation, emotional healing and spiritual awakening. She has practiced and taught meditation for over 35 years, with an emphasis on Vipassana, also called mindfulness or insight meditation. She is the senior teacher and founder of the Insight Meditation Community of Washington.

She is a peace activist and an engaged Buddhist.  She is co-founder of the Washington, DC Buddhist Peace Fellowship. A clinical psychologist, she is the author of Radical Acceptance: Embracing Your Life With the Heart of a Buddha, and True Refuge – Three Gateways to a Fearless Heart. She is nationally known for her skill in weaving western psychological wisdom with a range of meditative practices. Her approach emphasizes compassion for oneself and others, mindful presence, and the direct realization and embodiment of natural awareness.