Report: Honoring All Life: Exploring The First Precept Of Non-Harming

Update on our huge DVA event, last month’s day-long at Spirit Rock Meditation Center, called Honoring All Life: Exploring the Precept of Non-Harming.   In the morning of our event a group of well-respected Dharma teachers joined Bob and another DVA co-founder, Patti Breitman, to lead the event. Joining Bob and Patti were Spirit Rock teachers Bob Stahl, Richard Shankman, and James Baraz, and Jain activist and … Continue reading Report: Honoring All Life: Exploring The First Precept Of Non-Harming

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

Honoring All Life: Exploring The First Precept Of Non-Harming

“A huge event will happen on Saturday, December 7, 2019, which will bring attention to the heartbreaking suffering of animals on their way to the plates of Buddhists. Spirit Rock teachers, Bob Stahl and Richard Shankman, long time DVA members, will host a day-long retreat called “Honoring All Life” at Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Woodacre, California. Our deepest gratitude to Bob and Richard for … Continue reading Honoring All Life: Exploring The First Precept Of Non-Harming

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 Click the image below to begin watching.   Subtitles … Continue reading “Animals & the Buddha” Film

Buddhism and Veganism

New Book with DVA Contributors

A collection of essays exploring the relationship between Buddhism and veganism is now out. Edited by Will Tuttle, of DVA’s Advisory Council, Buddhism & Veganism: Essays Connecting Spiritual Awakening & Animal Liberation includes essays by several DVA members, including President Bob Isaacson, former board members David Blatte and Sherry Morgado, chapter leaders Vicki Seglin, Andrew Bear, and the late John Bussineau. This important and timely collection asks whether we can awaken spiritually … Continue reading New Book with DVA Contributors