Le Sen, Bob and Venerable Thich Thanh Huan

The Road to Asia Part 7

On September 13, 2019, DVA’s President Bob Isaacson will get on a jumbo jet in San Diego and fly to Hanoi, Vietnam, the first leg of his trip. After a short stop in Tokyo, he will be greeted at the Hanoi airport some 20 hours later by the Venerable Thich Thanh Huan, who is serving as the Director of DVA’s Vietnam Project. VIETNAM DVA President … Continue reading The Road to Asia Part 7

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

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