At BDK America, we are happy to share occasional educational or cultural programs, including exhibits and classes, with our friends and neighbors in Moraga and the greater Bay Area. (Events are scheduled at various times in Moraga or in Berkeley. Check listings for details.)

Upcoming and Current Programs

One Day Event: July 1, 2017 No Gate Tea Summer Tea Party. In this special Open House, No Gate Tea provides an informal intensive devoted to the art of Japanese Tea.  Note registration deadine of June 24. Learn more

Yoga and Meditation for Summer 2017. We continue our popular yoga and meditation through August 2017 in our Berkeley location. Please sign up for a Monday session by the Saturday before: Space is iimited to six students. Learn more

Learn Ikebana in 2017 — The Japanese Art of Flower Arranging. We we host ongoing classes in The Japanese Art of Flower Arranging. Classes meet on the Fourth Thursday of each month, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Learn more

Recent Programs

Gentle Yoga and Meditation. Premiering Monday, February 13 at our Berkeley, sessions convene each Monday, from 10:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m., at our Berkeley location. Note that we skip the third Monday of each month. Classes confirmed for Feb. 13, 27, and March 6, 13, and 27. Please sign up for a Monday session by the preceding Saturday to make sure space is available (limit six participants per session). Learn more.

Special Tea Workshops for Parent and Child on President's Day, February 20, 2017Our special workshop on the Way of Tea focuses on the relationship between parent and child. Learn more

The Words of the Buddha in the Landscape of India, for Living in the Present Day. This special, limited engagement pairs the words of Buddha with poignant photographs of the Indian landscape, at the Jodo Shinshu Center in Berkeley, California, on Dec. 1 through Dec. 3, 2016. EXTENDED: Five More Days Only, through Dec. 9, 2016. Learn more

Discovering the Japanese Way of Tea. In 2016 we are hosting ongoing classes in Discovering the Japanese Way of Tea. Classes meet Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon, at the Moraga facility. Learn more

Learn Ikebana — The Japanese Art of Flower Arranging. Also in 2016 we host ongoing classes in The Japanese Art of Flower Arranging. Classes meet the Second and Fourth Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Learn more

Hidden Legacy: Japanese Traditional Performing Arts inthe World War II Internment Camps. On May 14, 2015, BDK America helped present a special showing of this touching documentar at the Moraga library, in which the community was able to meet the filmmaker and enjoy a live koto performance. 

Painting with Threads: The Art of Japanese Embroidery – Classes. We offered a term of four classes at the Moraga facility at 1675 School Street, starting on Friday, October 23, 2015. Learn more

Painting with Threads: The Exquisite Art of Japanese Embroidery – Exhibition. We displayed embroidered pieces by embroidery artists from the Bay area and Hawaii, at the Moraga facility, from Monday, September 26 through Friday, October 2, 2015. Learn more.

Community Booth at the Moraga Pear and Wine Festival. We were happy to meet many of our neighbors at the festival on Saturday, September 25, 2015. Learn more.

Classes on the History of Japanese Buddhism and Meditation. Presented by Zen priest and Buddhist scholar Masaki Matsubara through the Moraga Parks and Recreation Department at its Hacienda de las Flores site on 2100 Donald Drive. Wednesdays from September 9 through December 16, 2015. (No class Nov. 11.) Learn more

Grand Opening Celebration. We offically opened our doors to the community on May 5, 2015, after months of remodelling and relocation to 1675 School Street. Learn more.