Ton Backus

Ton Backus has studied social psychology and pedagogics and was coach and senior lecturer at the HAN, University of Applied Sciences. She is mindfulness trainer (MBSR / MBCT) and main teacher at Radboud University Medical Center for Mindfulness. She is a professional supervisor and is trained in different fields of therapy specializing in working with the deeper layers of body and mind. She holds the degree of Semrig Thablam Mawa (STM), graduate in Unity in Duality, Buddhist Philosophy and psychology.

Lilian Borel

Lilian BorelLiliane Borel, holds a PhD, and she is a researcher at the National Center of Scientific Research (CNRS) since 1992. She was leader of the team "Dynamics of Vestibular Functions" (2008-2011). She is currently working in the Laboratory of Integrative and adaptive Neurosciences (Team Body and Cognition) within the Aix-Marseilles University, France. She is vice-president of the Association Posture Balance and Locomotion (SOFPEL), France. Her expertise lies in the areas of adaptive processes after sensory loss (more specifically vestibular loss),age-related changes in posture and balance, spatial representation, cognitive influences in postural control, inter-relations between sensory systems and cognition. She followed the Unity in Duality training.

Sylvie Guillerme

Sylvie GuillermeShe holds a PhD degree; she is Research fellow, and her fields are Geography of Environment.
CNRS (French National Center for Scientific Research) Toulouse University, France. Dr. Sylvie GUILLERME’s, research activities: field of research is on a geographical approach of rural and natural landscape and spatial dynamics, in France, Europe and India. It is linked with stakeholders perceptions and practices of forest and agrarian management, and concerns agroforestry, agrobiodiversity, and rural forest.
Her work also focused around impact of public policies and sustainable development.
She has followed the 4-year UD Training.

Geneviève Hamelet

Geneviève Hamelet

Geneviève Hamelet holds a Master of Sophrology in social prophilaxis and studied in the field of contemplative therapy.
She also holds a Semrig Thablam Mawa degree (S.T.M.) in UD (Unity in Duality Eastern Inner Science of Mind and Phenomena and its Application), and from 2000 she has been translator for Tarab Rinpoche and Lene Handberg. She is now presenting UD workshops and is part of the Education committee in Tarab Institute France. Since 2008 she is instructor of MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction program) & MBCT (Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy). She is certified in MBSR by the CFM/Umass medical school and is also trainer for MBSR instructors within the CFM, which is the worldwide referral organization in MBSR.
She contributes to the development of Mindfulness Based Interventions in French speaking countries, as President of the ADM (Association for the Development of Mindfulness).
Buddhist student for the last 25 years, within Vajrayana and Theravada, and mostly student of Dungsey Gyetrul Jigme Rinpoche, she also translates many teachers in these traditions.

Prof. Michel Bitbol

Professor Michel BitbolProfessor Michel Bitbol, Ph.D., is Directeur de Recherche at the CNRS, in Paris, France. He is presently based at the Archives Husserl, a center of research in Phenomenology. He received successively his M.D., his Ph.D. in physics, and his "Habilitation" in philosophy in Paris.
He worked as a research scientist in biophysics from 1978 to 1990. From 1990 onwards, he turned to the philosophy of physics. He edited texts by Erwin Schrödinger and developed a neo-kantian philosophy of quantum mechanics. In 1997 he received an award from the Academie des sciences morales et politiques for his work in the philosophy of quantum mechanics.
Later on, he studied the relations between the philosophy of physics and the philosophy of mind, working in close collaboration with Francisco Varela. He is presently developing a conception of consciousness inspired from neuro-phenomenology, and an epistemology of first-person knowledge. Besides, he also learnt some Sanskrit, and recently published a book (De l’intérieur du monde, 2010) in which he draws a parallel between Buddhist dependent arising and non-supervenient relations, in quantum physics and the theory of knowledge.

Lene Handberg

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 ancient inner-science and it’s application. She had the great fortune to work with the great scholar, Dr. Phil. Tarab Tulku, Lharampa Geshe, for 25 years, and assisted him in developing and teaching the UD program, and Late Tarab Rinpoche XI finally entrusted her the responsibility of the UD program in 2004. 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 eastern inner-science.  Lene Handberg is the President of Tarab Ling Association. 

Christine Klett-Esters

Doctor of psycho-therapeutic medicine. Licensed by the Medical Board of Schleswig-Holstein to provide individual and group therapy, and supervision; 1983 - 1986 permanent post as medical and psychotherapeutic specialist in a clinic for substance-abuse patients. Since 1987 consultant for psycho-therapeutic medicine, specializing in Gestalt-therapy (FPI), family therapy and hypnosis;
Since 1998 work in social projects in Nepal, a deep interest in cultural differences and the explanations from the view of U.D. In workshops she compares western psychological concepts (for example Narcissm) with the view in U.D.
2003-2007 qualification in Unity in Duality - the science of mind and phenomena, she holds a Semrig Thablam Mawa degree.

Albrecht Simon Feuchter

Semrig Tablam Mawa degree (S.T.M.) in U.D.
He holds a diploma in social education, psychotherapy (HP). 10 years of ambulant therapy and support for people suffering from addiction, 1988-92 educationin bioenergetic analysis (CBT), Unity in Duality  eduction from 1997 until 2001 in Münich. He holds a Semrig Thablam Mawa degree (S.T.M.) in U.D. Practising in body therapy and self developement for 15 years.

Cecilia Innanen

Semrig Thablam Mawa Degree (S.T.M.) in U.D.
She is the President of Tarab Institute Finland. She has a long experience of working in psychiatry and as a supervisor as well as trainer. Cecilia has attended Tarab Tulku Rinpoche's and Lene Handberg's trainings since 1985. She is now working as supervisor and psychotherapist with a Unity in Duality approach.

Jean-Gérard Bloch

Semrig Thablam Mawa (S.T.M.) in UD.
PhD, Rheumatologist and osteopath with a master degree in Science in Neuro-Immuno-Pharmacology.
Certified teacher of MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction ) by the CFM-University of Massachusetts Medical School and trainer of instructors for the CFM. Vice President of the ADM Association for the Development of Mindfulness since 2011. President of Tarab Institute France 2006-2010, of Tarab Project Association 2010-2013. He created at the Medical School of the University of Strasbourg in 2012 a Diploma of Medicine Meditation and Neurosciences. He created and tought a module of meditation in the 3rd year of Medical School and in the master of Cognitive Therapy in Psychology in the University of Strasbourg.  Since 2006 he holds the Semrig Thablam Mawa (S.T.M.) degree in UD and was the student of Tarab Rinpoche from 2000.

Jürgen Knop

Professor Juergen Knop, M.D. Ph.D., is a retired Director of the Department of Dermatology, Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz. He became M.D. at the department of Pharmacology, University of Freiburg and Ph.D. at the Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Adelaide, Australia. He was postdoctoral fellow at the Max – Planck Institute, Freiburg and the Department of Microbiology, University of Adelaide. Later he became Associate Professor and Senior Lecturer at the Department of Dermatology, University of Münster. He has a certification in Dermatology and Allergology. He was appointed Full Professor and Director of the Department of Dermatology at the University of Mainz. His basic research interest are “Regulation of the Immune Response” and its application in allergic diseases and skin cancer. His recent interest is the Eastern Inner Science of Mind and Phenomena as presented by Tarab Rinpoche (Unity in Duality) and its relationship to Contemporary Science. He is in the Academic Advisory Board of Tarab Ling, UD Research and Teaching Institute, Dehradun, India.

Carin Muhr

Professor Carin Muhr, M.D.,Ph.D., is Associate Professor of clinical Neurology, at Uppsala University in Sweden and an Honorary Professor at Universidad San Martin de Porres, Lima, Peru. She is president of Tarab Institute International and of Tarab Institute Sweden, a member of the Academic Advisory Board of Tarab Ling, Dehradun. Dr Muhr has shared her professional time between clinical neurology, teaching and research with special interest in Neuroendocrinology including research with PET and MRI, mainly in pituitary tumors and migraine, with a PhD in 1981 and scientific publications within these fields.
Dr Muhr works with research ethics and is a visiting professor in Bioethics at St George’s University, Grenada and has collaborated with Christian Medical College, Vellore, India and Universidad San Martin de Porres, Lima, Peru, and established international courses addressing Human rights issues in medicine with a gender perspective, which has stimulated her to further search for a holistic perspective in medicine.
Together with Dr Muhr’s studies in Buddhist Psychology, ”Unity in Duality”, and teachings in Neuroscience at ”Science weeks” at Drepung Monastery in Mundgod and Bylakuppe, and Dharamsala and in ”Science meets Dharma Dialogue” at DLIHE, Bangalore she has become increasingly aware of the vast knowledge available in the Buddhist Inner science. Dr Muhr is convinced that medical science and practice would benefit greatly if a broader perspective including an increased awareness of everything’s interrelatedness would be taken into account.





Frances Nijssen

Frances Nijssen holds a Master degree in language, literature and sociology and studied organizational psychology and management of change. She was a senior lecturer at HAN, University of Applied Science, is coach and professional supervisor and teaches at several national institutes for Leadership. She also studied at the Berlin Institute for Core Energetics and specializes in guiding processes of transformation and change. Since 1994 she practices (Tibetan) Buddhism and guides Buddhist study and meditation groups. She acquired the degree of Semrig Thablam Mawa (STM) in Unity in Duality, Buddhist Philosophy and Psychology.

Liisa Vuorinen

Liisa Vuorinen, S.T.M., Semrig Thablam Mawa degree in Unity in Duality. Clinical Psychologist, Certified Psychotherapist, University of Rochester Medical School New York. Vice president of Tarab Institute Sweden. Certified Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga teacher. Liisa is a long time student and translator of Tarab Tulku Rinpoche. She has studied under many Tibetan lamas and practiced zen (she completed her koan practise in 2004). She has been psychotherapy trainer in various contexts and is presently working with first episode psychotic patients at the Södertälje Psychiatric Centre in Stockholm. She has given Unity in Duality workshops in different countries since 1999.

Sandrine Gousset

Sandrine Gousset
Semrig Tablam Mawa degree (S.T.M.) in U.D.

She holds a Semrig Thablam Mawa degree in "Unity in Duality". Ph.D. in Sociology and Political Science, she has been working at a university for a few years before becoming a psychotherapist. Recognized therapist in psychosynthesis she runs her own practice in Paris, working with individual as well as with groups in enterprises. From 2001 on, she has been the translator of Tarab Rinpoche and Lene Handberg. She is at present at the head of the Education committee in France and is giving UD week-end courses in Europe and assisting Lene Handberg in giving the training in France and Slovakia.

Ulrike Kienzler

Semrig Tablam Mawa degree (S.T.M.) in U.D.
Ulrike Kienzler training and examination of "Heilpraktiker" therapeutic treatment and psychotherapy. For several years training at "Institute for extraordinary Psychology" by Thorwald Dethlefsen. A training in "Psychoenergetic Breathing" was introduced by Dr. Robert Dorsch, Munich. Many different courses and supervision work is steadily done for example "Visiontherapy" and Bachflower- Remedy- Therapy. From 1996 regularly participation at teaching by Tarab Tulku Rinpoche and Lene Handberg. Training in Unity and Duality at Munich (1997 - 2001) holding Semrig Thablam Mawa degree (S.T.M.) in U.D. Since 1996 working in an own psychotherapy consulting practice, self development and coaching, first at lake Constance, since 2006 in Munich.

Thi Quy Nguyen

Quy Nguyen is graduate of the Semring Thablam Mawa (STM) diploma in "U.D. Inner Science of Mind and Phenomena" and its applications. As a Doctor in Medicine, she is particularly focused on the body/mind unity in the healing process. She has also been trained in Sophrology and Psychosynthesis and her practice combinates the eastern traditional energetic medicines as well as the western ones.


Caroline Vossen

Caroline VossenSemrig Thablam Mawa degree (S.T.M.) in UD.

Caroline Vossen is clinical psychologist and psychotherapist. She is supervisor of the VGCT, the Dutch Association of Cognitive Behavior Therapy. She is working at the Radboud Ambulatorium, an outpatient facility of the Faculty of Social Sciences at Radboud University, Nijmegen, the Netherlands. Furthermore she is a teacher at the department of Clinical Psychology at the Radboud University. She has published on the treatment of burnout and on motivating clients for psychological treatment.

Margareta Levén

Margareta Levén Semrig Tablam Mawa degree (S.T.M.) in U.D.

Legitimated Psychologist and legitimated Psychotherapist registered Supervisor and Teacher in PDT (Psychodynamic Psychotherapy) and Specialist within Clinical Psychology. For many years worked with therapy and research within public health service with special care of people suffering from trauma and severe illness. In 1999 got the possibility to follow the Unity in Duality (U.D.) training by Tarab Tulku and Lene Handberg in Stockholm. In 2007 got Semrig Thablam Mawa (U.D.) in Copenhagen. Now retired and goes on with private practice. Since some years gets training in how to add instruments like gongs clangbowls and monochord in the psychotherapeutic work, registered clang masseuse.

Prof. Samdhong Rinpoche

He completed his (Uma Nyinpa)- middle school of the Madhyamika School of Buddhism at the age of 12 at Drepung Monastery in Lhasa and. He was 4 years junior to Tarab Rinpoche and they stayed close friend throughout life.
Rinpoche fled to exile in the year 1959. And on 4th February 1960 he received the Bhiksu ordination from His Holiness the Dalai Lama. He served as principal of Shimla Tibetan School in 1963. From 1965 to 1970 he was Principal of Dalhousie Tibetan School. He received his Lharampa Degree in the year 1968 and Ngagrimpa Degree in 1969. From 1971 to 1988 he was the Principal of then Central Institute of Higher Tibetan Studies (CIHTS, Varanasi). From 1988 to 2001 he worked as the Director CIHTS and was awarded the professorship by Banaras Hindu University for his deep knowledge in numerous eastern studies. From 1999 to 2000, Rinpoche was the president of the Association of Indian Universities (AIU), a strong academic group of more than 250 Vice-Chancellors of Indian Universities.
In 2013 Samdhong Rinpoche has been named chancellor of the Sanchi University of Buddhist-Indic Studies in Madhya Pradesh.
He is an eminent and distinguished scholar, teacher and philosopher, and a life-long campaigner of non-violence or peaceful resistance, and he is a Board member of Tarab Ling Association.

Norbu Wangchuk

Norbu Wangchuk holds a Bachelor degree in political science honors and a Master degree in history and political science. 1995-1997 he worked as a history and political science teacher to the senior students of TCV School. 1997-1998: Freelance translator Tibetan to English and vice-versa covering subjects on politics, history, biographies and dharma. 1998-2001: Got selected through exam for Assistant to Prof. Samdhong Rinpoche. Travelled with Rinpoche in India. 2001-2006: General Secretary of Songtsen Library. 2006 - : General Secretary of Tarab Ling working as administrator, looking after day to day maintenance of Tarab Ling, making relations with different organizations, organizing UD courses, translating UD for Tibetans, keeping the accounts and Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA) of Tarab Ling updated.

Catherine Pawlik

Catherine PawlikSocial education worker since 1980, Cathy has initiated numerous alternative educational projects. Very early in her life, she discovered the benefits of yoga and adapted her yoga practice to a young public. (She has been teaching yoga in schools for more than ten years.) She is a graduated master in Yoga after a 4-year training with Sri Mahesh, recognized by the French Federation of Hatha Yoga.
During those last years, she has been following a training in Tibetan yoga and energetic methods. She is certified as Kum Nye teacher, a healing yoga passed on by Tarthang Tulku. In her daily life, she teaches non-duality yoga (from Jean Klein) and prenatal yoga in the South of France.
Her meeting with Tarab Tulku and Lene Handberg in 1991 has been decisive in all aspects of her life. Deepening both her yoga practice and her UD understanding for the last 20 years, she now shares her realization through leading deeper and deeper body-awareness exercises, all along UD training weeks in France and India.