BDK America Taps University of Hawaii Press

New Role for UHP

Help with Processing Some Online Orders

BDK Chairman Rev. Toshihide Numata on BDK's 50th Anniversary

Message from the Chairman

The Gratitude for Buddha’s Virtue

Bukkyō Dendō Kyōkai Celebrates its First 50 Years

Celebrating 50 Years of Sharing the Dharma

Scholars Encouraged to Explore Special Fellowship


June 8, 2016 — Moraga, Calif. BDK America, the U.S.-based publisher and promulgator of improved Buddhist understanding, encourages North American scholars to explore a special fellowship offered by Bukkyo Dendo Kyokai, the Society for the Promotion of Buddhism, in Japan. 

"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. 

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.