IMPORTANT: TVA no longer promotes Vegetarianism, Animal Welfare and Single Issue campaigns like Ban on Fur, Humane meat nonsense, Cage Free nonsense. Click here to know why. TVA believes that Veganism is not just a matter of reducing suffering; it’s a matter of fundamental moral justice. It is what we owe to those who, like us, value their lives and who want to continue to live.

An Exhibition to voice for the voiceless (at Mundgod)

mundgod-tva-team.jpgHis holiness the Dalai Lama arrived at Mundgod on January 3rd for the opening of Drepung Loseling Monastery’s New Temple . During the 13 day visit, a large number of devotees flocked in to get a glimpse of His Holiness and listen to his teachings.

Vegetarian Program during 25th International Kagyu Monlam

hh-karmapa.jpgDuring December 2007, Tibetan Volunteers for Animals (TVA) organized a pro-vegetarian campaign in Boudh Gaya, in-coordination with Kagyu Monlam Organizers during Kagyu Monlam a Buddhist prayer festival for World Peace. The five activists of TVA involved in the project traveled from Dharamsala and TCV School Suja.

Prayers for Animals Slaughtered on Eid ul-Adha

December 21st, 2007, 7:00AM Bylakuppe, India: TVA organized prayers (Monlam recitation) at Sera Monastery, Bylakuppe for the countless animals who were slaughtered on the day. Similar prayers were also recited by the nuns at Jayang Choeling Nunnery, Dharamsala on the request of TVA members.

Anti-Rabies drive at the Biggest Tibetan Settlement in India

wecare-bylkop03.jpgTVA organized a 10 day Anti-Rabies program headed by Mr. Monlam Lobsang at the Biggest Tibetan Settlement in India from July 14 to July 23, 2008. TVA vaccinated 1211 and treated 37 animals during the program.

TVA launches its first animal welfare prograrm - We CARE

we-care001.jpgFriday October 4, 2007 Hunsur Rabgyaling Tibetan Settlement, Gurupura: Tibetan Volunteers for Animals launched its first animal welfare program - We CARE on October 4th 2007. To begin with, TVA in-coordination with Phende Hospital, Hunsur Gurupura organized Anti-Rabies and Animal treatment Program on October 4th and 5th 2007 with the help of Dr. Mujiburrahman from Hunsur Veterinary Hospital. 

TVA celebrates World Vegetarian Day

Tuesday October 2, 2007 Bylakuppe, India: On the occasion of World Vegetarian Day, Tibetan Volunteers for Animals (TVA) organized a free Vegetarian lunch program for the people of Bylakuppe. Sera Jhe Geko (Disciplinary Head) Geshe Lobsang Chodhar  and TCV School Spiritual guide Geshe Lobsang Gyatso were the chief guests for the program.

Vegetarian campaign at Hangrang Valley


August 26, 2007 (Nako, Hangrang Valley): Tibetan Volunteers for Animals (TVA) team from Dharamsala, with two other volunteers visited Nako village (situated at an altitude of about 12000 ft.) at Kinnaur District in Himachal Pradesh, about 500 kilometers from Dharamsala, to promote Vegetarianism amongst the people of Himalayan region.

TVA receives the Shining World Leadership Award

award-shining-world-leadership.jpgHotel Ashok Country Resort, New Delhi India

Tibetan Volunteers for Animals (TVA) was presented the Shining World Leadership Award by the Singapore based Supreme Master Ching Hai International Association; in recognition of Compassion, Outstanding Effort, Courage, Wisdom and Enlightened Leadership in promoting Vegetarianism to create a Bright Future for the World and all Humanity.

TVA opens its first Branch Office in Dharamsala

Wednesday August 1, 2007 09:30AM Dharamsala India: Tibetan Volunteers for Animals (TVA) opened its first branch office at Dharamsala. Only a few close friends of TVA were invited at the opening ceremony which was followed by a small tea party. Mr. Tenzin Dhundup, Secretary, Dept. of Home, CTA was the chief guest for the event and inaugurated the office.

TVA concludes its Compassion in Action Program

compassion-action-kollegal.jpgMundgod Tibetan Settlement June 16, 2007 India: Putting into action the words of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Tibetan Volunteers for Animals (TVA) on April 26, started a 2 month long program called “Compassion in Action” to give basic teachings on Buddhism to the Tibetan people in south India.