Tsultrim Datso

Ph.D. - CALM II

Tsultrim Datso, nee Diane Hawk Spearly, received a B.A. in Psychology and Philosophy from Yale University and a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from the University of Texas at Austin. In graduate school, she began a lifelong meditation and study practice, which has infused her work as researcher, teacher, hospice chaplain, and healthcare assistant to loved ones. With Sue Lembeck-Edens she adapted CALM for staff in long-term care settings. Currently coordinates and co-instructs in the pilot study for REfresh Body, Mind, and Spirit, the adaptation of CALM to a side-by-side program for senior residents and their caregivers in a continuing care retirement community. She lives in central Pennsylvania where she enjoys farm to table meals, wandering gentle mountains and valleys, and engaging in a local culture of empowerment and innovation.