Tsunma Jamyang Donma

Ani Tsunma Jamyang Donma has served as Spiritual Care Provider at SickKids for over 10 years, originally as a volunteer and then as a Resident Chaplain in training. Now she is on staff as an Interfaith Chaplain at The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada. Recently Ani Tsunma coordinated a Mindfulness Research Symposium in Toronto, Canada, bringing together Buddhist practitioners, Secular Mindfulness Practitioners, Facilitators and Researchers exploring methods of best practice in Healthcare.

Ani Tsunma feels she never would have pursued a career as a Spiritual Care Provider or The Mindfulness Project initiative without the support of her teachers, sangha, and gurus. With love, devotion, and appreciation she wishes to acknowledge Kyabje Nyoshul Khen Rinpoche for his dignity and faith in her; Ven Dhyani Ywahoo for her sisterhood, love and vision; Phakchok Rinpoche for his love, encouragement, and support of her the whole way; Venerable Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo for her refreshing unapologetic honesty and ethics; and Khenchen Sonam Tobgyal Rinpoche for introducing her to the Dharma, Tonglen, and Medicine Buddha Practice.

Suggested Reading

Dudjom Rinpoche, The Nyingma School of Tibetan Buddhism, trans. and ed. by Gyurme Dorje and Matthew Kapstein (Boston: Wisdom Publications, 1991), vol. 1, pages 468–474.

Ngawang Zangpo, Guru Rinpoche: His Life and Times, Ithaca: Snow Lion, 2002.

Nyoshul Khenpo, A Marvelous Garland of Rare Gems: Biographies of Masters of Awareness in the Dzogchen Lineage, trans. Richard Barron (Junction City: Padma Publishing, 2005), pages 41–48.

Padmasambhava, Legend of the Great Stupa, Berkeley: Dharma Publishing, 1973

Padmasambhava & Jamgön Kongtrul, The Light of Wisdom, trans. by Erik Pema Kunsang (Boudhanath: Rangjung Yeshe Publications, 1986-1999), pages 43-47 & Appendix 5.

Taranatha, The Life of Padmasambhava, Shang Shung Edizioni, 2005

Tulku Thondup, Masters of Meditation and Miracles, Shambhala, 1996.

Yeshe Tsogyal, Life and Liberation of Padmasambhava, translated by Kenneth Douglas and Gwendolyn Bays (Emeryville: Dharma Publishing, 1978, republished 2008).

Yeshe Tsogyal, Lotus Born: The Life Story of Padmasambhava, Rangjung Yeshe Publications, 2004.

‘The Life of Guru Padmasambhava’ in A Great Treasure of Blessings, The Tertön Sogyal Trust, 2004.