No Gate Tea's Summer Tea Party on Saturday, July 1

June 17, 2017, Berkeley, Caif. - BDK America presents No Gate Tea's Summer Tea Party on Saturday, July 1 at BDK America's Berkeley facility.  The Open House event runs from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and is offered as "A day of immersion in Japanese Tea Culture." 

SUMMER SCHEDULE through August: Gentle Yoga and Meditation in Berkeley

BDK America has updated its schedule for Yoga and Meditation classes in Berkeley and welcomes new students; space is limited, however, to six students per session.

About the Class

Welcoming Vesak

In May this year, many Buddhists around the world celebrate the importance of the birth, life, and death of the Buddha in a combined observance called Vesak. While Vesak will be established around a single day, sometimes a week or even a month of observances will be scheduled around the actual day of Vesak.

Volume II Completes Collection for Propagation

Moraga, Calif. March 23, 2017. BDK America announces publication and availability of The Collection for the Propagation and Clarification of Buddhism, Volume II.

The volume includes the final seven fascicles (8-14) of this important work, Taishō 2102, and completes the work. (Volume I includes fascicles 1-7.)

Passing of a Great Friend of Buddhism

We were deeply saddened to receive the news from BDK Japan that Rev. Toshihide Numata, Chairman of Bukkyō Dendō Kyōkai, passed away on February 16, 2017 in Tokyo. He was 84 years old.

Learn Ikebana in 2017

BDK America confirms the ongoing success of its classes inthe Japanese Art of Flower Arranging (Ikebana). "Classes are well attended and the students really enjoy them," says Brian Nagata, Director of Programs. 

The class is designed to bring meaningul growth for beginning students, and students may join in easily. 

Join at Any Time

BDK America Presents Gentle Yoga and Meditation

The yoga postures (asanas) of this class will tone and stretch the body at a pace appropriate for you. The classes begin with breathing exercises to calm and balance the body and mind, followed by Sun Salutations and basic postures to build up your strength and flexibility and endurance. The class ends with 10 minutes' meditation on the mat or in a chair.

This yoga asana practice will help you sit comfortably for you meditation or simply for your relaxation. Meditation may be hard in terms of quieting our minds, but it should never be hard on the body. 

President's Day Tea Workshops Feb. 20, 2017


BDK America Japanese Arts & Culture Classes

Discovering the Japanese Way of Tea for Child and Parent


Part I, 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Tea ceremony workshop for child and parent

 

NEW: A Buddhist Saying Each Day of the Month

A Spark of Buddhist Wisdom