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Animals and the Buddha

November 12, 2014
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Source Dharma Voices for Animals

Featuring interviews with world-renowned monastics and lay teachers including Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi, Jetsuma (Ven. Master) Tenzin Palmo, Ven. Bhante Gunaratana (Bhante G), Christopher Titmuss, Ven. Geshe Phelgye, teachers from Spirit Rock Meditation Center and many others.

In addition to watching the film on YouTube, it can be downloaded here.

If you are interested in screening the film for your sangha or local community, please see our information sheet.  If you have any questions, please contact us at friends@dharmavoicesforanimals.org.

In keeping with Buddhist tradition, Animals and the Buddha is presented at no charge.  If you are able to help support Dharma Voices for Animals and the important work we do on behalf of animals, your donation  is greatly appreciated.  Donations are tax-deductible

DVA Mission

Dharma Voices for Animals (DVA) is an organization of those committed both to practicing the teachings of the Buddha (the Dharma) and to speaking out when animal suffering is supported by the actions of those in Dharma communities and by the policies of Dharma centers. We want to be the voice of the animals who cannot speak our language and are unable to ask, “Why are you paying people to do this to me?” or “Why are you supporting my suffering?” We want to support those who are willing to speak out about the harm we cause other sentient beings when we eat them, use their body parts as clothing and in other ways, or use household and personal hygiene products that are tested on animals. While DVA recognizes the challenges of living in a complex, modern society, we wish to promote the choices that provide the greatest reduction of animal suffering. It is our intention to be inclusive in honoring the different views of those who sincerely intend to minimize the suffering of animals.

Dzogchen Master and DVA member and contributor, Chatral Rinpoche: “If you take meat, it goes against the vows one takes in seeking refuge in the Buddha, Dharma and Sangha.  Because when you take meat you have to take a being’s life. So I gave it up.”

 Become a DVA Member at no cost and support the efforts to raise awareness of the suffering of animals in the Dharma community.




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when humans finally learn
how all beings are intertwined.
that is when we will be blessed
with a world,
divine.

Karen Lyons Kalmenson


6 Comments leave one →
  1. karenlyonskalmenson permalink
    November 12, 2014 7:31 am

    when humans finally learn
    how all beings are intertwined.
    that is when we will be blessed
    with a world,
    divine.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. J. David Scott permalink
    November 12, 2014 7:56 am

    EVERYONE should be a voice for animals…A loud, unceasing, unnerving voice…One that won’t quit until there is no more violence against any animal.

    Liked by 1 person

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