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The Teaching of Buddha


Anyone who has stayed in a hotel in Japan has probably seen a copy of The Teaching of Buddha. First published in 1925, the book was originally edited by Japanese scholars of Buddhism before WWII and distributed widely throughout Japan. The first English edition was published in 1934. The Reverend Dr. Yehan Numata brought out another English edition in 1962, and in 1966, after the establishment of the Bukkyo Dendo Kyokai (BDK) (Society for the Promotion of Buddhism), Dr. Numata assembled a committee of Buddhist scholars to substantially revise and edit a new English-Japanese edition. The Teaching of Buddha has undergone minor revisions and numerous reprintings since. It is now available in fourty-one languages and over 7 million copies have been distributed and placed in hotel rooms in over fifty countries throughout the world.

The Teaching of Buddha is a collection of writings on the essence of Buddhism, selected and edited from the vast Buddhist canon, presented in a concise, easy-to-read, and nonsectarian format. It also includes a brief history of Buddhism, a listing of the source texts, a glossary of Sanskrit terms, and an index.

To place an order for a free copy of "The Teaching of Buddha" book, please inquire with your nearest affiliate operation of the Bukkyo Dendo Kyokai:

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Continental United States: Bukkyo Dendo Kyokai and
Numata Center for Buddhist Translation & Research
1675 School Street
Moraga, CA 94556-1118
Tel: (925) 388-0067 Fax: (925) 388-0331
State of Hawaii: BDK Sudatta Hawaii Society
1757 Algaroba Street
Honolulu, HI 96826-2502, USA
Tel: (808) 942-1511 Fax: (808) 942-2622
Canada: Bukkyo Dendo Kyokai Canada
c/o Mitutoyo Canada Ltd.
2121 Meadowvale Blvd.
Mississauga, ONT L5N 5N1, Canada
Tel: (905) 821-1261 Fax: (905) 821-4968
Mexico & Central America: Bukkyo Dendo Kyokai de Mexico A.C.
Prolg. Eugenia No. 17, Col. Napoles C.P. 03810
Mexico DF, Mexico
Tel/Fax: 55-5669-1088
South America: Fundacao Educational e Cultural Yehan Numata
Mitutoyo Sul America Ltda.
Ave. Joao Carlos da Silva Borges,
1240 CEP 04726-002,
CX. Postal 4255, Santo Amaro,
Sao Paulo-SP, Brasil
Tel: 5643-7755 Fax: 5641-3722
Great Britain/UK: Society for the Advancement of Buddhist Understanding
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Andover, Hampshire SP10 3UX
United Kingdom
Tel: 01264-353123 Fax: 01264-354883
All other European Countries: BDK Germany/EKO-HAUS der Japanischen Kultur e.V.
Bruggener Weg 6, 40547
Dusseldorf, Germany
Tel 0211-577918-0 Fax: 0211-577918-219
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Bukkyo Dendo Kyokai
3-14 Shiba, 4-chome
Minato-ku, Tokyo 108-0014
Tel: (03) 3455-5851 Fax: (03) 3798-2758
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Australia/New Zealand/ India:
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Singapore 339415, Singapore
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Taiwan, R.O.C. Taiwan Institute of Buddhist Studies
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4th Floor, No. 71, Zhou Zi Street
Neihu, Taipei City, Taiwan
Tel: (2) 8752-3266 Fax: (2) 8752-3267

Buddha-Dharma: The Way To Enlightenment (Cloth - Revised Second Edition)

829 pages clothbound
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This is a massive anthology of sections from the Buddhist sutras and commentaries. The text follows the life of the Shakyamuni Buddha and records some of the teachings and discourses that he delivered throughout his nearly forty-five years of enlightening the world.

Buddha-Dharma: The Way To Enlightenment (Paper - Revised Second Edition

829 pages paperback
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This is a massive anthology of sections from the Buddhist sutras and commentaries. The text follows the life of the Shakyamuni Buddha and records some of the teachings and discourses that he delivered throughout his nearly forty-five years of enlightening the world.

Strategies for Modern Living: A Commentary with the Text of the Tannisho

Author: Alfred Bloom
188 pages 6 x 9 paperback
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"The Tannisho teaches the truth of leaving differences and disputes behind, letting ego and spiritual ambition go, the mysteries of the Vow and the Name, dropping it all, waking up, and going on. I celebrate the occasion of this marvelous sacred essay being brought into English together with Alfred Bloom’s engaging commentary." —Gary Snyder, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet

Dr. Alfred Bloom, former Dean of the Institute of Buddhist Studies, offers a contemporary interpretation and commentary on the classic Shin Buddhist text, the Tannisho, bringing it alive for a modern context and demonstrating its dynamism and power. This book is an excellent companion volume for the BDK Tripitaka Translation Series volume published by the Numata Center, Tannisho: Passages Deploring Deviations of Faith.

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