Extending compassion to all beings

DVA’s Response to Lion’s Roar Article

In a recent article in Lion’s Roar magazine, a number of prominent Buddhist teachers discussed the current political situation in this country and made a call for action, asking us to stand up against social injustice in whatever form it takes. While the goal of skillful interaction with the world is certainly laudable, the message did not go far enough. In pointing to racism, gender- … Continue reading DVA’s Response to Lion’s Roar Article

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