“Animals & the Buddha” Film

Learn about the Buddha’s teachings on compassion to all beings in DVA’s free documentary Animals and the Buddha. The 45-minute documentary includes interviews with world-renowned monastics and lay teachers including Jetsuma Tenzin Palmo, Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi, Ven. Bhante Gunaratana, Ven. Geshe Phelgye, Christopher Titmuss, teachers from Spirit Rock Meditation Center and many others.

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Subtitles are available in:
Chinese, Spanish, German, Sinhalese, Portuguese, Hindi, Burmese, Vietnamese, Korean, Indonesian, Finnish, and Thai

Disponible con subtítulos en español
Untertitel in Deutsch verfügbar
සිංහල උපසිරැසි සහිතයි
Disponível com legendas em Português
हिंदी में उपलब्ध उपशीर्षक।
Có phụ đề Tiếng Việt
한국어 자막 있습니다
Teks bahasa Indonesia tersedia
Tekstitys suomeksi

In addition to playing the film from this page, you can also stream it from YouTube, or download it. If you are interested in screening the film for your sangha or local community, please see our information sheet, and if you have any questions, please contact us.

Support Our Mission

In keeping with Buddhist tradition, Animals and the Buddha is presented at no charge. If you are able to help support Dharma Voices for Animals and the important work we do on behalf of animals, your donation is greatly appreciated. Donations are tax-deductible in the USA.

To help be a voice for animals in your area, connect with one of our local chapters or contact us to volunteer your time and talents.