We are grateful you are here. We are BDK America, short for Bukkyō Dendō Kyōkai America, the Society for the Promotion of Buddhism. We dedicate ourselves to improve understanding and appreciation of the Buddha's teachings.
BDK America's Offices at 1675 School Street in Moraga, California
We Serve the Globe
Under the direction of Buddhist scholars in Tokyo Japan, we edit and publish translations of works from the Chinese Mahayana canon in the BDK English Tripitaka Translation Series, and ship them around the globe. See our catalog.
We Serve the Continental United States
On the mainland we distribute a short compilation of basic Buddhist teachings, The Teaching of Buddha, free in most cases to individuals and institutions (including hotels, temples, prisons, and hospitals). See our catalog. (For regions beyond the continental United States, see our complete list of BDK offices.)
Even More Free Dharma. While supplies last we are offering other publications to interested parties at no cost. See our "Other FREE Resources" catalog page here.
We Serve Moraga
As grateful neighbors in the beautiful community of Moraga, we foster local programs, including occasional exhibits and classes in meditation, in Buddhism, and in traditional Japanese arts. See current programs here.
Latest Programs. In 2016 BDK America offers classes in the Chado, the Japanese Way of Tea, and Ikebana, the Japanese art of flower arranging.
Thank You for Your Visit
Please explore our website. If you don't find what you need here, please ask! You can phone or mail or send an email to webmaster at BDK America dot org (link enabled).