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

BDK America's Offices, Alternate View

Winter View at Dusk


We Serve the Globe

Under the direction of Buddhist scholars in Tokyo Japan, we edit and publish translations of works from the Chinese Mahayana canon in the BDK English Tripitaka Translation Series, and ship them around the globe. See our catalog. See also our listing of our free PDF files of many of these sutras and more. Tripitaka volumes and free PDF downloads are available to everyone around the world.

We Serve the Continental United States

On the mainland we distribute a short compilation of basic Buddhist teachings, The Teaching of Buddha, sold at a modest price to individuals, and provided free in quantity to hotels, temples, schools, prisons, and so on. See our catalog. (For regions beyond the continental United States, see our complete list of BDK offices.) We also provide several other publications to addresses in the U.S. continent.

We Serve Moraga and Berkeley

As grateful neighbors in the beautiful community of Moraga, California, we foster local programs, including occasional exhibits and classes in meditation, in Buddhism, and in traditional Japanese arts. Some classes are also presented at nearby Berkeley. See current programs here. 


Thank You for Your Visit

Please explore our website. If you don't find what you need here, please ask, by phone or mail or email to webmaster at BDK America dot org.