Celebrating 50 Years of Sharing the Dharma

As a grateful child might congratulate a parent on an important anniversary, BDK America congratulates Bukkyō Dendō Kyōkai (BDK), based in Tokyo Japan, on its completion of 50 years of sharing the teachings of Buddha

Read the Comments of BDK Chairman Rev. Dr. Toshihide Numata

The BDK current chairman reflects on the many accomplishments of the last 50 years. Read his comments here

Remembering our Founder

Founded in 1965 by the late Rev. Dr. Yehan Numata, BDK grew from and nurtured a period of renewed national interest in Buddhism in Japan. The organization grew into an international presence over the years, with major publishing projects including the translation of The Teaching of Buddha into 46 of the world's major languages and a project to translate the voluminous Chinese Mahayana canon into English (the BDK English Tripiṭaka Translation series).

Great New International Website

For a sense of BDK's many achievements around the globe, we recommend the newly invigorated and expanded English version of BDK's website. To the degree that English has grown in usage as a more common international language, this beautiful and informative English website from BDK will allow individuals around the world to appreciate BDK’s accomplishments. 

Explore the Bukkyo Dendo Kyokai international website.

Relationship of BDK and BDK America

Founded in late 1965 as an incorporated foundation, BDK is now classified as a Public Interest Incorporated Foundation. BDK America is an independently organized U.S. nonprofit corporation dating from 1986.