Lene Handberg is Educational Director of Tarab Institute International, an organization with branches in Germany, Finland, France, Great Britain, Sweden, Holland and India, devoted to advancing the universalities of ancient Indo-Tibetan spiritual wisdom. A native of Denmark, Ms. Handberg was a student and protégé of Tibetan Buddhist lama, Lharampa Geshe Tarab Tulku XI, a contemporary scholar of the Dalai Lama, who developed a very complete Modern version of advanced Indo-Tibetan teachings, he called Unity in Duality, Tendrel, by extracting the universalities that applies to anyone beyond culture and faith. Together with Ms. Handberg, he founded the Tarab Institute to disseminate this knowledge and investigative practice oriented tradition.
Ms. Handberg, whom Tarab Tulku designated as his successor in 2004, continues to teach this approach to ancient Indo-Tibetan wisdom around the world, including in India and the United States. In 2002, Ms. Handberg assisted Tarab Tulku in convening the International Unity in Duality – Tendrel Conference in Munich, Germany, a meeting with the Dalai Lama as the keynote speaker where they explored the relationship between modern science and the inner wisdom of Tibetan Buddhism.
A psychotherapist, she studied psychology and Tibetology at Copenhagen University. She holds a Semrig Thablam Rabjam degree (S.T.R./Dr. in Unity in Duality Eastern Inner Science of Mind and Phenomena and its Application). In addition to her role as the director of Education of Tarab Institute International, and continuing the writing and compilation of Tarab Tulku’s work, Ms. Handberg is President of Tarab Ling Association in Dehradun, India and overseeing the building of its large Study and Research Institute in India, Dehradun, which is intended also to be a meeting point for Ancient Inner Science and Modern Science.