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.

Lion's Roar

Friends, Not Food

By DVA President Bob Isaacson This article was first published in Lion’s Roar magazine, April 2019. If you stopped people on the streets of Chicago or London and ask them if Buddhists are vegetarian, the most likely response you’d get is “yes.” The public perception, at least in the West, is that since Buddhism is based on reverence for life, followers of the path don’t eat … Continue reading Friends, Not Food

Inaugural DVA Speaker Series

Thank you for joining us Saturday, May 30th, for our inaugural DVA Speaker Series event. If you were not able to make it, replays are available on both FaceBook and YouTube. Make sure to follow us to be informed about our next event.    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 … Continue reading Inaugural DVA Speaker Series

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