Welcome Lion's Roar Readers

We welcome you to Bukkyō Dendō Kyōkai America, or BDK America, and our offerings, which include

Welcome to BDK America


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

THE CLASS - Painting with Threads:The Art of Japanese Embroidery

Japanese Embroidery Classes at BDK America

Detail of Japanese EmbroideryAt BDK America we are honored to be able to host our most recent class in Japanese culture, Painting with Threads: The Art of Japanese Embroidery.

Join BDK at Pear and Wine Festival

Moraga Pear and Wine FestivalJOIN BDK AMERICA at the 2015 annual Moraga Pear and Wine Festival on Saturday, Sept. 26, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

Japanese Embroidery Exhibition and Classes

Exhibibition and Classes at BDK America

Detail of Japanese EmbroideryAt BDK America we are honored to be able to host two exciting events celebrating the art of Japanese embroidery:

BDK America Courses at Moraga Parks & Recreation

September 9 – December 16, 2015
(Every Wednesday; No class on November 11)

To enroll in the classes, please visit https://secure.rec1.com/CA/moraga-parks-recreation/reg.php and search on BDK. We have additional advice on on using the Moraga website below, at our "ENROLL" section following.

Hotel Owners: Make Your Boutique More Boutique

Dear Hotel Owner: Boutiques are Unique

Show how different and independent your boutique really is with our free in-room amenity, The Teaching of Buddha. Many fine boutiques already use our book and reap the rewards. 

Peace and Calm in Every Room

Guests who stay at boutiques which place our free amenity in their rooms often thank the host and ask to keep the book as a permanent souvenir of their stay. That's fine with us; we are always happy to send replacement copies.

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