Publication Programs. The main emphasis of BDK's work in America includes supporting the BDK English Tripitaka Series project. The full catalog of available publications can be seen here. Another major project is the distribution of The Teaching of Buddha to hotels, prison inmates, schools and other public facilities throughout the nation. The full catalog of our more than 50 editions of The Teaching of Buddha can be found here. BDK provides translations in most of the major languages of the world.
Local Educational and Cultural Programs. From time to time, BDK America sponsors or promotes exhibitions and classes at its facilities are working with local venues, to develop understanding and appreciation of Japanese Culture and/or Buddhist thought. You can review upcoming or recent programs here.
Advancing Scholarship in Buddhist Studies. Seven Numata Programs in Buddhist Studies have been established in the United States: University of California at Berkeley, Harvard University, University of Chicago, Smith College, University of Hawaii, the Institute of Buddhist Studies, and University of California Los Angeles, all to advance Buddhist Studies. BDK also organizes and supports major academic conferences on various Buddhist topics. You can learn more about the Numata Programs, both here and wordwide, here.
Video on Demand. BDK America shares two video series on Buddhism, first broadcast and now available on demand, cohosted by Dharmanet.org website and BDK. For The Buddhist Way of Life, interviewing important teachers and pracitioners of Buddhism, look for our video programs here. For programs hosted by Dr. Ken Tanabe, under the theme of Mutually Sustaining Life, find programs here.
Expanded Access to Buddhism in the United States. BDK America founded and provides supplemental support to the Ekoji Buddhist Temple in Virginia, serving the greater area around the U.S. capitol in Washington, District of Columbia. Ekoji is the first Shin Buddhist temple in the southeastern United States.
Through its disdtribution of publications, the Society also supports and works with Buddhist temples, institutions and centers in the promotion of the Buddha-Dharma in America.