From the monthly archives: May 2017

Extending Compassion to All Beings

We are all familiar with the traditional Buddhist phrases “May all beings be happy…May all beings be free from suffering.”  For many of us, this incantation of the Brahma Vihara qualities of loving-kindness and compassion encapsulates the essence of the Buddha’s teaching, offering a simple yet profound […]

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The following letter was sent to teachers and other leaders at Spirit Rock Meditation Center on August 22, 2016, regarding the food policy for their Community Dharma Leaders program.

Dear CDL leader,

Dharma Voices for Animals is a worldwide nonprofit organization dedicated to raising the awareness of animal suffering within the dharma community. […]

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On September 30, DVA co-hosted the first ever Buddhist Asian Animal Rights Conference as we welcomed Master Hai Tao of Taiwan as our keynote speaker!!!

A universally renowned Buddhist monk, Master Hai Tao, who has been called the greatest Animal Rights advocate in Asia, delivered a clear and passionate presentation of why Buddhists should eat […]

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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 […]

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