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.

TVA at Asia for Animals Conference 2007

afa2007.jpgJanuary 12, 2007 Hotel GRT Grand, Chennai India: The biennial animal welfare conference - Asia for Animals, was held in Chennai at Hotel GRT Grand, from the 10th of January until the 12th of January, 2007.

Chatral Rinpoche's Exclusive Interview with Tibetan Volunteers for Animals

Kyabje Chatral Sangye Dorjee Rinpoche is one of the most accomplished Tibetan Buddhist Yogis alive today. He was born in June, 1913 in Kham, Tibet. He rescues millions of animals each year and has been a strict vegetarian for over forty five years. Now in his 90's, he is as active as ever, helping humans and animals alike with an unfathomably deep compassion. TVA had an exclusive interview with the Yogi himself on 29th May, 2005 in Nepal. Rinpoche passed away on Dec. 31, 2015 at the age of 102.

TVA promotes vegetarianism in Hunsur


January 7, 2007 Hunsur Rabgyaling Tibetan Settlement, Mysore Disttrict, India: During His Holiness' visit at Hunsur Rabgyaling, TVA team headed by Monlam Lobsang spread its message of peace and non-violence. A small stall was put up near the main entrance of the Gyurmey Monastery. Magazines, CDs and books on health and vegetarianism were sold at reasonable prices. There was a separate table for publications that were for free distribution which included pamphlets, booklets, posters etc.

Vegetarian Kalachakra Project – The Success story

team-tva.jpgJanuary 1, 2007 Amaravati, India: It was two weeks before the Kalachakra initiations to start. The holy place Amaravati (where many of the Tantric teachings originated, in Particular the Kalachakra) was yet to witness the crowd of more than 200,000 people from all around the world but for a group of young Tibetans, it was perhaps their busiest days. They are the ‘Tibetan Volunteers for Animals (TVA)’ and they call themselves "a voice for the voiceless".

TVA Brings Vegetarianism to Buddhism's Birthplace

gaya-be-veg-small.jpgBodh Gaya, Bihar: Saturday, December 30, 2006 09:57
It has become an annual Dharma Woodstock: Buddhists from every sect and country have again converged at the Mahabodhi Mahavihara in Bodh Gaya, the place of the Buddha's enlightenment, for the Kagyu Monlam Chenmo. Presided over by His Holiness the 17th Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje, Monlam is 9-day festival of Buddhist prayers and...

TVA promotes Vegetarianism at Sarnath

sarnath001.jpgSarnath, Uttar Pradesh, India: 22 Dec, 2006: Thousands of devotees across the globe have made their way to attend the teachings of H.H. The Dalai Lama on the commentary of Boddhicitta (Jangchup Semdrel) by Acharya Nagarjuna at the Central Institute of Higher Tibetan Studies, Sarnath.

TVA releases a new documentary on DVD

dvdloveforall.jpgDecember 10th 2007: TVA release its third feature DVD today at Gaya during Kagyu Monlam. The DVD contains speech of His Holiness Gyalwa Karmapa on Vegetanism and documented videos inside slaughter houses.

TVA commemorates the Nobel Peace Prize Day on a green note


Maj-nu-ka-tilla, Delhi India: Monday, December 10, 2006 10:45: Activists of the Tibetan Volunteer for Animals group (TVA) commemorated the Nobel Peace Prize day (the anniversary of the conferment of the prestigious Nobel Peace Prize to His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama) on a green note.

Vegetarian Movement in Mussoorie

September  7 , 2006 Central School for Tibetans, Mussoorie: mussoorie001.jpgMussoorie - a hill station situated in the foothills of the Himalayan ranges in north Indian state of Uttaranchal. It is also known as the "Queen of the Hills" - a beautiful place, a god's masterpiece. Beauty knows no language, caste, race or species. But for beings other than humans, beauty seems to have no meaning in their lives. 

The Power of Compassion touches young hearts

sos-bylkop01.jpgAugust 13, 2006 7:00PM, SOS TCV School Bylakuppe: Over 700 students of SOS TCV School Bylakuppe, gathered in the community hall to attend a program organized by Tibetan Volunteers for Animals (TVA). With the main objective to promote vegetarianism, the members of TVA screened “Law of Nature”, a documentary made by TVA on animal sufferings.