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:

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.

Welcome to BDK America

Welcome

Thanks for your visit!. We are BDK America, short for Bukkyō Dendō Kyōkai America, the Society for the Promotion of Buddhism. We dedicate ourselves to the improvement of understanding and appreciation of the Buddha's teachings.


  BDK America's Offices at 1675 School Street in Moraga, California

BDK America Rolls Out New Website

For the First Time, Detailed Information on Our Publicatons Readily Available Online

Early in August 2015, after several months of beta testing, BDK America announces that its new website has graduated from its "beta" status and is now fully enabled.

Website in Transition

Our Website Is in Transition

For the last month and more we maintained our Beta website at its own location (beta.bdkamerica.org) so we could test it for ourselves and let you test it too. 

Then, on Thursday, July 30, 2015 we moved our new web site—still in beta from—to its present location of www.bdkamerica.org. 

BDK America Inaugurates New Headquarters

Details and Pictures of BDK America's Dedication Ceremony on May 5, 2015 in Moraga, California

Our Beta Website

Our New Home on the Web

BDK America is preparing this new website to serve you better. For the next few months we are running this website in beta mode.