DVA IS HIRING FOR COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR – US ONLY

Dharma Voices for Animals is hiring for a part-time Communications Director for US based applicants. This position will have flexible hours and is anticipated to typically require 20-25 hours per week.  These hours may fluctuate depending upon the needs of the organization. Work from home. Salary range: 25,000 to $32,000 per year. Desired qualifications: Experience in maintaining and updating websites. Have a basic understanding of … Continue reading DVA IS HIRING FOR COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR – US ONLY

Vesak Day in Sri Lanka by Bhante Sathi

During this month’s Mindfulness & Meditation Retreat for Animal Activists, a retreatant asked Bhante the following question. “Bowing in, I was very interested in what your experience has been growing up in a Buddhist country. We’re particularly interested in the Mercy release practice and the fact that slaughterhouses were closed down on the holiday. Bowing out.” So you all know the Buddhist calendar goes to … Continue reading Vesak Day in Sri Lanka by Bhante Sathi

A Mother’s Day Story by Carrie Thompson, Director of DVA’s US Centers Project

To all mothers, human and nonhuman, DVA hopes you had a happy Mother’s Day. It was 4 PM, and after about 50 miles of riding my bike, I was trying to decide between setting up camp in the exposed and super windy Utah desert or riding another 15 grueling miles back to my car. That’s when I saw a baby cow with a dry umbilical … Continue reading A Mother’s Day Story by Carrie Thompson, Director of DVA’s US Centers Project

Stephanie Swann

DVA Teacher Bio ~ Stephanie Swann, PhD, LCSW

Stephanie Swann, PhD, LCSW, is the Director of the Atlanta Mindfulness Institute and one of the two founding teachers of the Atlanta Insight Meditation Community. She is a certified MBSR instructor through the University of Massachusetts School of Medicine, Center for Mindfulness. Stephanie has been a dedicated Vipassana practitioner since 2008 and was a member of the Community Dharma Leaders program (CDL6) at Spirit Rock … Continue reading DVA Teacher Bio ~ Stephanie Swann, PhD, LCSW

Dr. Sharon Methvin with her teacher Lama Zopa Rinpoche

DVA Volunteer Bio ~ Dr. Sharon Methvin

Dr. Sharon Methvin is a biocultural anthropologist. She has been a professor of anthropology since 1988, teaching engaged citizenship in the classroom and conducting research resulting in over 25 papers and publications. In 1997, she was honored with a human rights award for her research on poverty. Her humanitarian concerns extend beyond human rights to the rights of animals as well. In this regard, she … Continue reading DVA Volunteer Bio ~ Dr. Sharon Methvin