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 new Sri Lanka Project Director Shanika Gamage

DVA’s new 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 … Continue reading DVA’s new 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

DVA Speaker Series with Thanissara

DVA Speaker Series Episode 3 DVA live streamed the third episode of our Speaker Series featuring DVA Advisory Council Member Thanissara The replay can be view on Facebook and YouTube. Thanissara had a conversation with DVA Co-Founder and President Bob Isaacson. Thanissara is Anglo-Irish and from London. She became Vegetarian at 14 years old, and Vegan in 2017. Thanissara started Buddhist practice in the U … Continue reading DVA Speaker Series with Thanissara

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 Isaacson and another DVA cofounder, Patti Breitman, to lead the event. Joining Bob and Patti were Spirit Rock teachers Bob Stahl, Richard Shankman, and James Baraz, and Jain activist … Continue reading Report: Honoring All Life: Exploring The First Precept Of Non-Harming