DVA Speaker Series 5: In Conversation with Thomas Wade Jackson

Free Event & Film Screening! Watch below from Saturday, July 31st, 2021, our special DVA Speakers Series event, In Conversation: With Thomas Wade Jackson, director of the award-winning, feature-length documentary, A Prayer for Compassion, and Bob Isaacson, President and Co-Founder of Dharma Voices for Animals. A Prayer for Compassion is a feature length documentary that strives to inspire and encourage those already on a religious … Continue reading DVA Speaker Series 5: In Conversation with Thomas Wade Jackson

Animals & the Buddha

“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. Watch the Film Now   Subtitles are available in: Chinese, Spanish, German, Sinhalese, … Continue reading “Animals & the Buddha” Film

With the world in the midst of a pandemic, we at DVA send Metta to all of our members, may you all be healthy and safe.

With so many people suffering so greatly, we also remember that animals are suffering even more than usual. Almost all pandemics have been caused by humans eating animals. And now from being left abandoned and starving on the streets, to being eaten in even larger quantities in some areas, we hope that all of us do what we can to advocate for animals during this … Continue reading With the world in the midst of a pandemic, we at DVA send Metta to all of our members, may you all be healthy and safe.

Sri Lanka Project Director Shanika Gamage

DVA’s Sri Lanka Project Director Shanika Gamage

DVA’s Sri Lanka Project Director is Shanika Gamage, who has worked for DVA since 2018 as Dhamma School Coordinator and then National Events Supervisor. She earned her bachelor’s degree in sociology from the University of Colombo in 2016 and has completed substantial work on a master’s degree in sociology with an emphasis on research and psychology in Australia. Under her supervision, DVA has made presentations … Continue reading DVA’s Sri Lanka Project Director Shanika Gamage

Should a buddhist be a vegetarian?

DVA Speaker Series FAQ with Greg Schmidt

DVA Speaker Series Episode 2 Sunday August 16th at 9:00am PST. DVA will be live streaming our second Speaker Series featuring DVA Contributor Greg Schmidt, Co-Author of the new Dharma Voices for Animals Frequently Asked Questions. Greg will discuss with DVA Co-Founder and President Bob Isaacson about the progress of our Frequently Asked Questions campaign on social media and creating a FAQ for the DVA … Continue reading DVA Speaker Series FAQ with Greg Schmidt