Passing of a Great Friend of Buddhism

We were deeply saddened to receive the news from BDK Japan that Rev. Toshihide Numata, Chairman of Bukkyō Dendō Kyōkai, passed away on February 16, 2017 in Tokyo. He was 84 years old.

The Words of Buddha Come Alive When Paired with Photos of Scenic India

UPDATED 12/4/16: Photo Exhibition: Words of Buddha and the Landscape of India

Announced: 2016 Toshihide Numata Book Award Winner

Moraga, CA - Sept. 21 2016.  We are sharing the below press release from the Center for Buddhist Studies at the University of California, Berkeley regarding the 2016 Toshihide Numata award. The award, sponsored by Bukkyo Dendo Kyokai and adminstered by the Center, is presented each year to an outstanding book in any area of Buddhist studies.

PRESS RELEASE: BDK America Partners with University of Hawai'i Press

Editor's Note: The following press release was made availble to the media on mid-day, Saturday, Aug. 6. The text of the release follows below.


BDK America Partners with University of Hawai'i Press

Buddhist Publisher Taps Academic Powerhouse for Online Sales

Moraga, CA. — Aug. 6, 2016. BDK America (BDKA) announces that the University of Hawai’i Press (UHP) will now complete online sales for the BDK English Tripitaka Translation Series, even when generated from the BDKA website.

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.