The Foundation Tarab Institute International (FTI-Inter or FTII) / Fonden Tarab Institute International
In 2007 Tarab Institute International was founded by representatives of the National Tarab Institutes and graduates of the Unity of Duality Training (UD). It was felt necessary to have an institution which operates on an international level coordinating the activities of the national institutes including Tarab Ling in India. Members of a provisional board were elected (Lene Handberg, Axel Brenzinger, Sandrine Gousset, Fleming Svejstrup, Norbu Wangchuk, Francois Calmes) to organize and coordinate the activities necessary for the establishment of FTII. The initial task was to establish the statutes of FTII and ethical rules.
What is the purpose of FTII?
UD Training and weekend courses were given in various European countries and since 2006 in India; teaching in India for Tibetan students and the foundation of Tarab Ling (which is now being built) was a deep wish of Tarab Rinpoche. It seemed appropriate to create an institution, which takes care of higher organisational tasks and secures the establishment and future existence of Tarab Ling.
The main tasks of FTII, which is a non-profit organization and tax-relieved are the following (see statutes):
The running costs of FTII are managed through a percentage of the teaching revenues and the TII fund, which is the basis for projects like the building of Tarab Ling, scholarships for Tibetan UD students etc., is built by donations from teaching and other arrangements by the Tarab Institutes and from other associations / funds as well as donations given by private persons.
The Foundation TII consist of a representative from each of the Tarab Institutes and Tarab Ling, a representative from the UD Teachers and one from the UD Graduates.