Tashi Nyima

Bright Aisles, Dark Alleys

―a brief address by Tashi Nyima to the Richardson Interfaith Alliance (TX) during the Thanksgiving Observance Not all abuse happens in dark alleys. Much unspeakable cruelty takes place in the brightly lit aisles where we purchase the flesh of animals, their eggs, their milk, their skin, their wool, their feathers, and their fur. Those brightly lit aisles conceal the horrible darkness where animals are confined, … Continue reading Bright Aisles, Dark Alleys

The Hidden Temple

World Fellowship of Buddhists to Decide Whether to Give a Voice to Animals

I am the President and co-founder of Dharma Voices for Animals (DVA), a non-profit organization, originating in San Diego, California, USA. We have over 760 members worldwide in 40 countries. Our mission is to give meaning to the Buddha’s teachings by being the voice for animals in Buddhist communities throughout the world. The World Fellowship of Buddhists’ 27th General Conference in Baoji, China, at the … Continue reading World Fellowship of Buddhists to Decide Whether to Give a Voice to Animals

Right Eating: What the Buddha Taught

Introduction As practitioners of the Buddhist dharma, we continually strive to act in ways that reduce the amount of suffering in the world, both for ourselves and for others. When it comes to animals, the single greatest impact we have on their suffering is the decision to eat – or not to eat – them. In considering a diet that is consistent with the dharma, … Continue reading Right Eating: What the Buddha Taught

Chatral Rinpoche

Renowned Rinpoche Endorses DVA

DVA is the first western organization ever endorsed by Renowned Tibetan Dzogchen Master Chatral Rinpoche, who fully supports our mission in advocating for vegetarianism. Kyabje Chatral Sangye Dorje Rinpoche is one of the few living disciples of the great master Khenpo Ngagchung and is widely regarded as one of the most highly realized Dzogchen Masters. Chatral Rinpoche also studied with some of last century’s most renowned masters, including Dudjom … Continue reading Renowned Rinpoche Endorses DVA