Vesak around the World

Mongolian Buddhist SymbolKnown by many names and observed on different days depending on tradition, Vesak is celebrated by Buddhists around the world.

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"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. 

Welcome AAHOA Readers of "Today's Hotelier" Magazine!

Bill Teague, Webmaster

Moraga, CA — April 12, 2016. BDK America congratulates the Asian American Hotel Owners Association on the successful launch of its new publication, Today's Hotelier.

We are honored to be one of the advertisers in the May issue.

Here is a preview of our first advertisement in the new publication:

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:

Learn the Way of Tea or Ikebana

Japanese Cultural Classes in Continue in Moraga

Classes Are Well Attended, New Students Still Accepted

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.

"Maitreya/Manjusri" Next Book in BDK English Tripitaka Series

Moraga, Calif. - Feb. 23, 2016. BDK America announces the imminent publication of two sutras in the Mahayana canon, The Sutra That Expounds the Descent of Maitreya Buddha and His Enlightenment and The Sutra of Mañjuśrī’s Questions

Published together in the same volume, these are important works in Indian Buddhism.