2018 Toshihide Numata Book Award in Buddhism

Congratulations to Dr. Roy Tzohar for his book, A Yogācāra Buddhist Theory of Metaphor, awarded the 2018 Toshihide Numata Book Award in Buddhism.

BDK America's 40 Years of Dharma

FORTY YEARS AGO, BDK America began as the first overseas affiliate of Bukkyō Dendō Kyōkai.

See how we celebrated the milestone with a special Buddhist service and reception.

Vesak 2018

                      Observances Differ across Buddhist Schools

Updated Bibliography on Translations from the Mahayana Canon

If You Decide to Study the Mahayana Canon Further

We just learned of the 2018 update of a bibliography of translations of Chinese Mahayana texts from the Taishō edition of the Buddhist canon. 

BDK Japan Shares eBook Versions of Popular Booklets

Suitable for All Web Devices Including Your Phone

Now from the international headquarters of Bukkyo Dendo Kyokai (BDK) come online ebooks of some popular booklets. including Messages from the Buddha, its version in Japanese (Buda no Oshie), and its Guide to Buddhism in Japan

Farewell to Alfred Bloom

                      Remembered as a Major Shin Buddhist Scholar

Welcoming Vesak

                      Observances Differ across Buddhist Schools

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.

The Words of Buddha Come Alive When Paired with Photos of Scenic India

UPDATED 12/4/16: Photo Exhibition: Words of Buddha and the Landscape of India