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

DVA Speaker Series 7: In Conversation with Stephanie Swann

Join us on Sunday June 26th for the 7th Episode of the DVA Speaker Series: In conversation with Stephanie Swann, PhD, LCSW. Register for this special event here. DVA Speaker Series will be a conversation with DVA President and Co-Founder Bob Isaacson featuring Special Guest Speaker, DVA Advisory Council Member, US Centers Project team member, and Dharma Teacher, Stephanie Swann, PhD, LCSW, followed by a … Continue reading DVA Speaker Series 7: In Conversation with Stephanie Swann

DVA Mindfulness & Meditation Sangha for Animal Activists

Join DVA Board member Bhante Sathi on Sunday, May 29th at 9:00 am pacific, for a 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. Bhante Sathi is a DVA Board member, Co-Coordinator of DVA’s Sri Lanka Project, and Sri Lankan-American monk who teaches Buddhist monastics … Continue reading DVA Mindfulness & Meditation Sangha for Animal Activists