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. 

Observations on Vesak

Last month, many Buddhists around the world celebrated the importance of the birth, life, and death of the Buddha with Vesak.

Before we say goodbye to this important event in 2016 we can note several public acknowledgments of the holiday.

Ideals of Buddhism Recognized

Vesak around the World

Mongolian Buddhist SymbolKnown by many names and observed on different days depending on tradition, Vesak is celebrated by Buddhists around the world.

What to Call It?

Leaders of Japanese Buddhist Sects in America Meet for First Time

MORAGA, Calif. — For Release March 18, 2016. BDK America reports that on February 22-23, 2016, it organized the first-ever meeting of representatives from almost all of the traditional Japanese Buddhist sects which have followings in North America.

Historic Event

Held at the Buddhist Churches of America’s Jodo Shinshu Center in Berkeley, California, the event brought together representatives from the U.S. organizations of the following major Japanese Buddhist schools:

Nominations Due for 2016 Toshi Book Award in Buddhism

Moraga, Calif. - March 2, 2016. BDK America reminds interested Buddhist scholars and publishers that the deadline for nominations for the 2016 Toshi Book Award is fast approaching. The nomination period closes mid-April.  

The Toshihide Numata Book Award in Buddhism

The Toshihide Numata Book Award in Buddhism (or “Toshi” Award) is 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.

Welcome to BDK America

Welcome

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.


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