Road to Asia Part III

On November 14, 2016 By


Dr. Chamith Nanayakkara, Chapter Leader Kandy, Sri Lanka, Albert Mah, Chapter Leader Perth, Australia, Ananda Mahinkanda, member of our San Diego Chapter, and Bob Isaacson, DVA President, were DVA’s representatives at the World Fellowship of Buddhists (WFB) Conference in Seoul, South Korea, and at the first ever Asian Buddhist Animal Rights Conference, co-sponsored […]

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Dr. Nicholas Ribush, MD, BS, is a graduate of Melbourne University Medical School (1964) who first encountered Buddhism at Kopan Monastery, Nepal, in 1972. He was a monk from 1974 to 1986. He is a long-time student of Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche and since 1972 has been a full time worker for their international organization, […]

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The Gift of Freedom

On April 1, 2016 By

Mirjam Lüpold is an authority on Tibetan Buddhism and animal-human relations and studied ethnology/social and cultural anthropology and history of religion at the University of Bern. She is the author of the work published at the University of Bern, Tibetan Monks in Switzerland – Analysis of the Importance of Religion for Tibetans in Swiss Exile […]

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DVA Interviews PEMA RINZIN, a DVA member in Bhutan Please begin with telling us your name and where you live.Answer: My name is Pema Rinzin. I was born and brought up in Bhutan. I currently live here in a remote place at the easternmost part of my country. Bhutan is in South Asia. […]

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Bright Aisles, Dark Alleys

On December 7, 2014 By

Bright Aisles, Dark Alleys Posted on November 21, 2014by 

―a brief address by Tashi Nyima to the Richardson Interfaith Alliance (TX) during the Thanksgiving Observance

There is a […]

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I am the President and co-founder of Dharma Voices for Animals (DVA), a non-profit organization, originating in San Diego, California, USA.  We have over 760 members worldwide in 40 countries.  Our mission is to give meaning to the Buddha’s teachings by being the voice for animals in Buddhist communities throughout the world.  The World Fellowship […]

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Renowned Tibetan Dzogchen Master Chatral Rinpoche Endorses Dharma Voices for Animals and our Mission.

DVA is the first western organization ever endorsed by Chatral Rinpoche, who fully supports our mission in advocating for vegetarianism.  Kyabje Chatral Sangye Dorje Rinpoche is one of the few living disciples of the great master Khenpo Ngagchung and is […]

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Twenty-seven people attended a day-long retreat sponsored by Dharma Voices for Animals in San Diego on Saturday, July 20. The teacher was Bob Isaacson.  We met in the home of two DVA members.

Those that are vegetarian, vegan, and those who are neither, were invited to join.  We meditated together, talked in both small and […]

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Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Woodacre, California hosted an International Vipassana Teachers Conference June 10-13.  Before the conference began, DVA learned that the teachers were planning to discuss climate change/global warming, how to reflect the urgency of climate change in their teachings, and how to encourage students to get involved. Concerned that the enormous impact […]

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 [Note:  At Common Ground Meditation Center in Minneapolis, MN, on 27 June 2013, a discussion on “Humans, Animals, and Non-Harming” took place at the invitation of the Center’s guiding teacher, Mark Nunberg.  Presenters included Dr. Mark Berkson, Religious Studies Professor at Hamline University, Dr. Deane Curtin, Philosophy Professor at Gustavus Adolphus University, and Dr. Greta […]

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Dharma Voices for Animals presented to Spirit Rock our petition for an Animal Advocate along with the names of 280 people who signed our petition.  DVA requested that Spirit Rock create an Animal Advocate position on its soon to be formed Environmental Sustainability Committee (ESC), which will report to the Board.  Although Spirit Rock will […]

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Observing the First Precept

On August 31, 2012 By

by Professor Mahinda Palihawadana

Professor Mahinda Palihawada lives in Sri Lanka.  He received his Ph.D. from the University of Ceylon.  He has been a professor of Sanskrit at various universities and has also lectured on Sanskrit numerous times. He co-authored The Dhammapada, a New English translation, with the Pali Text and the First English translation […]

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