Tamara has always been a questioner, seeking answers to help navigate this rollercoaster of a world we live in. At the age of 18, back when mindfulness was yet to grace the covers of magazines, she discovered meditation while in a clinic for eating disorders. This entry to meditation set off a decades-long pursuit that has defined much of her life.
For the past twenty-five years she has studied meditative practices and traditions such as Mindfulness meditation, Vipassana/Insight, Shambhala, Zen, and Theravada and Mahayana Buddhist teachings. She has studied with meditation teachers such as Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, Gen Kelsang Zopa, Lama Catherine Rathburn, Virginia Hamilton, Michael Stone, Jon Kabat-Zinn, Shinzen Young, Jeff Foster, Jim Bedard, Randy Baker, Venerable Hwasun Yangil Sunim, Philip Starkman, Matthew Brensilver, Vinny Ferraro, Sharon Salzberg and others.
And while she doesn’t claim that meditation fixes everything, she credits this practice as transforming her life. In her role with Calm, Tamara’s mission is to support others to live more gently, authentically, courageously and compassionately. She also places a high importance on sharing the principles of mindfulness in an accessible way that stays true to original teachings.
In addition to her role at Calm, Tamara is a musician, writer, and speaker. She is the author of two children’s books, Happiness Doesn’t Come from Headstands and The Secret to Clara’s Calm. Both are published by Wisdom Publications.