Inaugural DVA Speaker Series

Please Join us on Saturday May 30th for the inaugural DVA Speaker Series. We will be broadcasting on FaceBook Live and YouTube. There will be a live Q&A after the presentation. Click here to submit questions in advance. https://forms.gle/zVAwhRMGwdJgZ3KS8  Bob has practiced the Dharma in the Vipassana/Theravada tradition for twenty-two years. He was a civil rights-human rights attorney for twenty-five years, specializing in defending people against the death … Continue reading Inaugural DVA Speaker Series

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. 🙏

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 Or click the image below to begin watching…   … Continue reading “Animals & the Buddha” Film

Radical Compassion Challenge

The Radical Compassion Challenge with Tara Brach

DVA Advisory Council Member and Internationally known Dharma teacher, Tara Brach, is hosting a free A 10-Day Journey to Awaken Our Hearts and Bring Healing to Our World. Please join us for the Radical Compassion Challenge.   “The medicine our world needs is widening circles of compassion. We need to love ourselves—and each other—into healing.” ~ Tara Brach   Continue reading The Radical Compassion Challenge with Tara Brach