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Tarab Institute International faculty

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 f... read more

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.

Sandrine Gousset
Ph.D. in Sociology and Political Science, she has been working in universities in the U.S. and France for a few years before graduating in Psychology and Psychotherapy. Recognized therapist she runs her own practice nearby 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 also translating in French all the written material.... read more

Geneviève Hamelet

Geneviève Hamelet holds a Master of Sophrology in social prophylaxis 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 Rinp... read more

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 expla... read more

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 th... read more

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 resear... read more

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.


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 gui... read more