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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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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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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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