Bukkyō Dendō Kyōkai Celebrates its First 50 Years

Celebrating 50 Years of Sharing the Dharma

Scholars Encouraged to Explore Special Fellowship


June 8, 2016 — Moraga, Calif. BDK America, the U.S.-based publisher and promulgator of improved Buddhist understanding, encourages North American scholars to explore a special fellowship offered by Bukkyo Dendo Kyokai, the Society for the Promotion of Buddhism, in Japan. 

"Hidden Legacy" on Saturday May 14 at the Moraga Library

MORAGA, Calif. - On Saturday, May 14, BDK America hosts a special viewing of the documentary film, Hdden Legacy: Japanese Performing Arts in the World War II Internment Camps at the Moraga Library, followed by a short koto performance. The event starts at 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 14, at the Moraga Library at 1500 St. Mary's Road.

Now Published: Maitreya and Manjusri Sutras

Moraga, Calif. - April 14, 2016. BDK America happily announces publication and availability of two sutras in the Mahayana canon, each on an important mythical figure. The volume includes both The Sutra That Expounds the Descent of Maitreya Buddha and His Enlightenment and The Sutra of Mañjuśrī’s Questions

Each in its own way is an important work in Indian Buddhism. 

Leaders of Japanese Buddhist Sects in America Meet for First Time

MORAGA, Calif. — For Release March 18, 2016. BDK America reports that on February 22-23, 2016, it organized the first-ever meeting of representatives from almost all of the traditional Japanese Buddhist sects which have followings in North America.

Historic Event

Held at the Buddhist Churches of America’s Jodo Shinshu Center in Berkeley, California, the event brought together representatives from the U.S. organizations of the following major Japanese Buddhist schools:

Nominations Due for 2016 Toshi Book Award in Buddhism

Moraga, Calif. - March 2, 2016. BDK America reminds interested Buddhist scholars and publishers that the deadline for nominations for the 2016 Toshi Book Award is fast approaching. The nomination period closes mid-April.  

The Toshihide Numata Book Award in Buddhism

The Toshihide Numata Book Award in Buddhism (or “Toshi” Award) is awarded on an annual basis to an outstanding book in any area of Buddhist studies. The Award is administered by the Center for Buddhist Studies at the University of California, Berkeley.

Welcome to BDK America

Welcome

Thanks for your visit!. We are BDK America, short for Bukkyō Dendō Kyōkai America, the Society for the Promotion of Buddhism. We dedicate ourselves to the improvement of understanding and appreciation of the Buddha's teachings.


  BDK America's Offices at 1675 School Street in Moraga, California

Join BDK at Pear and Wine Festival

Moraga Pear and Wine FestivalJOIN BDK AMERICA at the 2015 annual Moraga Pear and Wine Festival on Saturday, Sept. 26, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

BDK America Rolls Out New Website

For the First Time, Detailed Information on Our Publicatons Readily Available Online

Early in August 2015, after several months of beta testing, BDK America announces that its new website has graduated from its "beta" status and is now fully enabled.