2020 Numata Book Award Nominations: April 30 Deadline

Nominations are now open for the Toshihide Numata Book Award in Buddhism (or "Toshi" Award), 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

Tea and Yoga Class Update for February and March

Updated schedules for cultural classes offered by BDK America in Moraga and Berkeley now available. 

BDK America Cultural Classes in 2020

Ikebana classes continue in 2020 with the new schedule as posted in our article. Tea and Yoga classes are on hiatus to resume in February. 

2019 Numata Book Award Presented

Congratulations to Paul Swanson of the Nanzan Institute for Religion and Culture. Professor Swanson received the 2019 Toshihide Numata Book Award for the three volume publication, Clear Serenity, Quiet Insight: T’ien-t’ai Chih-i’s Mo-ho chih-kuan.



BDK 2020 Fellowships - Applications Open

Each year BDK International awards several fellowships to enable researches to engage in research in Buddhism while in Japan. Applications are now open for 2020 and will be due December 2, 2019.

Classes Are in Session

All  of our classes in Ikebana, the Way of Tea, and Yoga are now back in regular session.

The Teaching of Buddha Books for Sale and PDFs for Free

Moraga, California – UPDATED June 22, 2019. BDK America announces the reopening of its catalog of over 50 editions of The Teaching of Buddha

Learning the Wisdom of Enlightenment

Moraga, California – June 14, 2019.

Early Summer Schedule for Local Classes

All of our classes will be taking a break in June 2019, with Ikebana to resume in July and Tea and Yoga in August.

Audio Recording of Sutra of Infinite Meaning

Dharma Friend Ryan Everett Tkac is a devoted student of the sutras. As part of his devotions he has recorded this recitation of The Sutra of Infinite Meanings in the MP3 format.