GUEST OF HONOUR:
His Holiness the XIV. Dalai Lama (Noble Peace Prize Laureate)
Prof. Dr. Richard R. Ernst (Noble Prize Laureate)
Dr. phil. Tarab Tulku
STR. Lene Handberg (psychotherapist, Copenhagen, Denmark)
Dr. Rupert Sheldrake (biologist, London, England)
Prof. Dr. Hans-Peter Dürr (physicist, Munich, Germany)
Prof. Dr. Jean Bolen (psychiatrist & psychoanalyst, San Francisco, US)
Dr. Candace Pert (pharmacologist, Washington, D.C., US)
Prof. Dr. Humberto Maturana Romesin (neurobiologist, Santiago, US)
Prof. Dr. Trinh Xuan Thuan (astrophysicist, Virginia, US).
Prof. Dr. Gerhard Fasching (engineer/physicist, Vienna, Austria)
M.A. Marit Rullmann (philosopher, Bochum, Germany)
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GUESTS OF HONOUR:
His Holiness The XIV. Dalai Lama
His Holiness The XIV. Dalai Lama. The title "Dalai Lama" means "Ocean of Knowledge." The Dalai Lama is regarded as the reincarnation of Chenrezig, the Bodhisattva of Compassion, who is also the Protector of Tibet. Chenrezig renounced his own Enlightenment and entry into Nirvana and will reincarnate until all beings are liberated. - His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama was born on July 6, 1935 in Taktser, a village in the Tibetan province of Amdo as Lhamo Dhondrub, a son of farmer parents. The Dalai Lama was the religious and political head of Tibet. However, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama is working towards a democratic future for Tibet and the Tibetans in which he shall no longer fill any political posts. On December 10, 1989, the Dalai Lama accepted the Nobel Peace Prize, the highest of the numerous honors he has received, for his tireless efforts to find a solution for the problem of Tibet through non-violence and dialogue.
His Holiness's Lecture: Ancient Knowledge for Modern World
Dr. Tarab Tulku, Tibetan Lama, concluded his studies in Tibetan Philosophy / "Science of Mind" with the highest academic degree of a Lharampa Geshe. Rinpoche was Director of Tibet House in New Delhi, India, was a lecturer at Copenhagen University for many years and researcher at the Royal Library of Copenhagen. In order to render ancient Indo-Tibetan knowledge accessible and applicable for modern society, Rinpoche has developed a UNITY IN DUALITY philosophy / psychology, personal development and the framework for an Indo-Tibetan psychotherapy. Incorporating all of these subjects, Rinpoche has established a four year education in UNITY IN DUALITY, which he teaches at the Tarab Institutes in several european capitals. It is soon to start as well in "Tarab Ling" in North India for Tibetan Scholars and overseas students.
Rinpoche is giving lectures in Buddhist Philosophy, as well as giving UNITY IN DUALITY workshops around the world. Besides various publications in Tibetan language, Rinpoche's English publications include: 'Catalogue of Tibetan Manuscripts and Xylographs', Vol. I-II, Curzon, Richmond, Surrey Press / Royal Library, Copenhagen 2000; 'A Brief History of Academic Degrees in Buddhist Philosophy', Nordic Institute of Asian Studies (NIAS), Copenhagen 2000; 'Tibetan Psychology and Psychotherapy - Unity in Duality', Tarab Institute DK 1993; as well as articles on Tibetan Language and on Buddhist philosophy / psychology that were published in various international journals.
"Unity in Duality" in Regard to the Object-Pole and to the Subject-Pole
Indo-Tibetan philosophical investigations are based on the view of the interdependency of subject and object: Reality is examined both from the pole of the experiencing subject, as well as from the pole of the experienced object.
Seen from the object-pole, reality reveals its interdependent, compounded and incessantly changing nature: It constitutes itself in a matrix of interdependent relationships, implying that everything exists at the same time as a part of that matrix and as the whole. Reality manifests in a continuous movement of unfolding to matter and infolding back to its energy origin. At the same time energy is permanently saturating matter, as well as being the cause for the continuation of matter.
Investigating reality from the subject-pole leads, among other things, to the realization, that the perceptual as well as the cognitive fields are of subject-object unity nature respectively. As a consequence of this basic condition, any change in the subject-pole automatically effects a respective change in the object-pole.