George Sturano

DVA Welcomes New Chapter Leader in Brazil

DVA welcomes our new chapter in Brazil and our new organizing chapter leader, George Sturano. George began practicing Buddhism in 2007 and is an experienced yoga teacher. He is an active member of the Brazilian Vegetarian Society and teaches both English and Spanish in addition to his native Portuguese language. Learn more about DVA’s Chapters & Chapter Leaders. Continue reading DVA Welcomes New Chapter Leader in Brazil

3rd Asian Buddhist AR Conference

DVA’s 3rd Annual Asian Buddhist Animal Rights Conference

Launching DVA’s Vietnam Project (Countrywide Project #2) (September of 2018) DVA President Bob Isaacson boarded a jumbo jet in San Diego and flew to Hanoi, Vietnam, the first leg of his trip. After a short stop in Tokyo, he was greeted at the Hanoi airport some 20 hours later by the Venerable Thich Thanh Huan, who would serve as the Director of DVA’s Vietnam Project. This … Continue reading DVA’s 3rd Annual Asian Buddhist Animal Rights Conference

2nd Annual Asia International Buddhist Animal Advocacy Conference

DVA’s 2nd Annual Asian Buddhist Animal Rights Conference

Sri Lanka, October 26, 2017. More than 600 people filled the auditorium in the Buddhist Cultural Center in Colombo, Sri Lanka for DVA’s second annual Asian Buddhist Animal Rights Conference.  Speakers, panel discussions, and outstanding plant-based food highlighted our event. The main goal of our Conference is to launch DVA’s Sri Lanka Project which plans to move Sri Lankans to a plant-based diet by: 1) growing our … Continue reading DVA’s 2nd Annual Asian Buddhist Animal Rights Conference

Sri Lanka Project

DVA Launches Sri Lanka Project

Dharma Voices for Animals is happy to announce the launch of our latest and biggest campaign – The Sri Lanka Project. The Project will focus on the 15 million Sri Lankan Buddhists, encouraging them to transition toward a compassionate plant-based diet. In October DVA President Bob Isaacson traveled to Sri Lanka to officially launch DVA’s Sri Lanka Project. The trip to Sri Lanka included four … Continue reading DVA Launches Sri Lanka Project

DVA Moves Spirit Rock to Stop Serving Meat

In 2016, it came to our attention that during a Spirit Rock Community Dharma Leader retreat at Garrison, New York, fish and steak were served during meals. Since we were very concerned we wrote a letter to Spirit Rock teachers and leaders asking them to reconsider this policy.  UPDATE: We are happy to report that we heard back from Spirit Rock that moving forward only … Continue reading DVA Moves Spirit Rock to Stop Serving Meat

DVA’s Buddhist Animal Rights Conference a Huge Success

During September and October, several DVA leaders traveled to Asia to attend the World Fellowship of Buddhists Conference and our very own Asian Buddhist Animal Rights Conference, and visited South Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, and Vietnam, four countries home to millions of Buddhists, to spread our message, increase our membership, open new chapters in Singapore and Penang Malaysia, and give a number of public talks. Continue reading DVA’s Buddhist Animal Rights Conference a Huge Success