DVA JOINS BARRE CENTER FOR BUDDHIST STUDIES FOR SPECIAL LECTURE ON APRIL 21, 2024

WATCH FULL LECTURE HERE FOR FREE.   What does the first precept to refrain from killing living beings mean for our relations with non-human animals? Is generating loving kindness and compassion for all sentient beings relevant to our daily lives? Can we understand animal liberation – especially through refraining from eating meat – as a form of Buddhist practice?   DVA joined for a conversation … Continue reading DVA JOINS BARRE CENTER FOR BUDDHIST STUDIES FOR SPECIAL LECTURE ON APRIL 21, 2024

Sri Lanka Animal Welfare Bill Update

Animal Welfare Bill Update

  We are very saddened to share that the Animal Welfare Bill in Sri Lanka is being put on hold again. The original Bill proposed in 2006 has seen many changes as all parties have to agree on the contents. Animal rights organizations and those directly involved in animal agriculture have been going back and forth with changes for many years. We finally came to … Continue reading Animal Welfare Bill Update

DVA Mindfulness & Meditation Sangha for Animal Activists

Join DVA President and Co-Founder Bob Isaacson and Venerable Bhante Sathi on Sunday, May 26th, from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. Pacific for our free monthly virtual mindfulness and meditation Sangha for animal activists. You do not need to be an activist to attend. Anyone who cares about animals is welcome to join us. Bob Isaacson is the President and Co-Founder of Dharma Voices for Animals. He teaches … Continue reading DVA Mindfulness & Meditation Sangha for Animal Activists

Speaker Series Episode 8 Banner featuring Bob Isaacson and Andrea Diaz

Replay – DVA Speaker Series 8: In Conversation with Andrea Diaz

Watch Episode 8 of the DVA Speaker Series as Bob Isaacson interviews Andrea Diaz about her journey toward animal rights advocacy, her vision for a more compassionate world, and the animal advocacy work that DVA is doing. Don’t miss this insightful conversation as Bob and Andrea discuss the intersection of animal rights and Buddhist philosophy and how DVA is using the Buddha’s teachings to engage Buddhist … Continue reading Replay – DVA Speaker Series 8: In Conversation with Andrea Diaz

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

Welcome Andrea Diaz as DVA Operations Director

Dharma Voices for Animals would like to welcome Andrea Diaz to the DVA family as our new Operations Director. Andrea is an animal rights advocate raised on a farm in Phoenix, Arizona. She has a Master of Global Animal Law from the Autonomous University of Barcelona and a Bachelor of Criminal Justice from Arizona State University. Her interest was fueled by why so many people … Continue reading Welcome Andrea Diaz as DVA Operations Director