Inaugural DVA Speaker Series

Thank you for joining us Saturday, May 30th, for our inaugural DVA Speaker Series event. If you were not able to make it, replays are available on both FaceBook and YouTube. Make sure to follow us to be informed about our next event.    Bob has practiced the Dharma in the Vipassana/Theravada tradition for twenty-two years. He was a civil rights-human rights attorney for twenty-five years, specializing … Continue reading Inaugural DVA Speaker Series

Report: Honoring All Life: Exploring The First Precept Of Non-Harming

Update on our huge DVA event, last month’s day-long at Spirit Rock Meditation Center, called Honoring All Life: Exploring the Precept of Non-Harming.   In the morning of our event, a group of well-respected Dharma teachers joined Bob Isaacson and another DVA cofounder, Patti Breitman, to lead the event. Joining Bob and Patti were Spirit Rock teachers Bob Stahl, Richard Shankman, and James Baraz, and Jain activist … Continue reading Report: Honoring All Life: Exploring The First Precept Of Non-Harming

Lion's Roar

Friends, Not Food

By DVA President Bob Isaacson This article was first published in Lion’s Roar magazine, April 2019. If you stopped people on the streets of Chicago or London and ask them if Buddhists are vegetarian, the most likely response you’d get is “yes.” The public perception, at least in the West, is that since Buddhism is based on reverence for life, followers of the path don’t eat … Continue reading Friends, Not Food

Animals & the Buddha

„Animals & the Buddha“ Film

Learn about the Buddha’s teachings on compassion to all beings in DVA’s free documentary Animals and the Buddha. The 45-minute documentary includes interviews with world-renowned monastics and lay teachers including Jetsuma Tenzin Palmo, Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi, Ven. Bhante Gunaratana, Ven. Geshe Phelgye, Christopher Titmuss, teachers from Spirit Rock Meditation Center and many others. Watch the Film Now Or click the image below to begin watching… [video_lightbox_youtube … Continue reading „Animals & the Buddha“ Film