Suggested donation – $21.00

Location: Online

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Noble Living, Noble Caring, Noble Dying

With Andrea Sherman, PhD and Ani Jamyang Donma, RP

Open Dates

Recordings now available for this inaugural retreat day to launch an annual summer series at Samye Hermitage supporting those who care for others.


Learn skills for caring for yourself as we care for others.  Experience what resilience is and how to cultivate it.  Discover how we can we live fully with compassion, kindness, meaning and appreciate our precious human life.


Caring for others is a primary thread throughout life.  Understand the skills of attending at the bedside and deep listening.  Join us in the exploration of the skills of deep contemplative practice, presence, gentleness, and connection as we journey with others in their dying. Build skills to integrate self-care into your caregiving.


Each culture has its own beliefs about death and dying. Learn how we can support the dying and the bereaved so that death has meaning, tenderness and compassion.  Support others through the dying process so that all die knowing that they are loved and that their life mattered. So that we can live and die without regret.

Are you a caregiver, a health professional, someone with an aging or ailing family member? Samye Hermitage in Cooperstown, New York is offering an annual ongoing training and support to caregivers.  Come join us on our beautiful land.  Take refuge in the sanctuary of care and compassionate reflection with peers as we explore this healing journey, we call life. In this training we will explore all the ways that caring for others can enrich our lives and the lives of those we care for. Learn skills to maintain resilience and calmness.  Share in the experiences of those who care for others.  Find community and sanctuary.

This program is a collaborative effort between Samye Institute and Samye Hermitage New York to offer the onsite experiential practice of topics contained in the Noble Living, Noble Caring, Noble Dying online program at Samye Institute.

Cost: Suggested minimum donation of $ 21.

Format: Recordings of this live Zoom event, which took place August 12, 2023, will be sent upon registration.



Andrea Sherman, PhD
Andrea Sherman, PhD, is a gerontologist, educator, trainer and End of Life Doula. She is a graduate of the New York Zen Center Foundations in Buddhist Contemplative Care Program, teaches meditation at Westchester Meditation Center, and studies Vajrayana Buddhism with Phakchok Rinpoche. As an educator her focus is on palliative and end of life care, caregiving, creativity and aging, and lifecycle transitions.
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Ani Jamyang Donma, RP
Ani Jamyang Donma, RP is a certified Clinical Chaplain and Pastoral Counselor. She is a Staff Inter-Faith and Buddhist Chaplain at The Hospital for Sick Children. Ani J. provides ongoing support to patients, families, and staff, as well as On-Call throughout the hospital as needed. She is also an active supporting participant in the Pediatric Advanced Care Team at SickKids. Originally of the Anglican Christian faith, she took ordination as a Buddhist nun, within the Tibetan Buddhist Vajrayana Tradition. Ani J. has over 25 years’ experience in Meditation/Mindfulness, Buddhist Philosophy, Contemplative Bedside Care, and Tibetan Yoga. Ani J. is often…
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