Thanks to All Who Attended

Photo Exhibition Featuring the Words of Buddha and the Landscape of India

Flyer for Words of Buddha - Scenes of India Exhibition

We thank all of you who attended our photo exhibition, “The Words of the Buddha in the Landscape of India, for Living in the Present Day.” In the exhibit the poignant words of the Buddha came alive amid the poignant scenery of India. We have some good news!

The exhibition was originally scheduled for a short run but was extended. Originally it began Thursday, Dec. 1 and wasmeant to close on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016, at the Jodo Shinshu Center at 2140 Durant Avenue in Berkeley, California, from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Now however, thanks to our friends at the Jodo Shinshu Center, the exhibit will stay open until Friday, December 9.  

BDK America hopes to announce opportunities to view the photos at other venues soon; we will publish details here at the BDK America website just as soon as they are available


About the Exhibit

This exhibition was first presented as part of the commemorative events celebrating 50 years of Bukkyo Dendo Kyokai activities. It was brought together to bring hope and spiritual nourishment, to those affected by the earthquake and tsunami in 2011 that devastated part of the Japan coastline. The exhibition toured various parts of Japan in 2015. Many of the people who saw the exhibit tell us that the combination of words and pictures is especially moving. 

With that success in Japan, we were encouraged to share these photos with the people of the United States, in hopes that many more could see them. The photos are by renowned photobrapher Isamu Maruyama. For the photos in this exhibition, Maruyama received the prestigious Professional Photographers of America award. 

The scenic images are accompanied by the words of Buddha, translated by Prof. Hajime Nakamura from the Pali, and with comments from Prof. Sengaku Maeda and Prof. Yasuaki Nara. These gentlemen are among the top Buddhist and Indian scholars in Japan today. Translating from Japanese to English are Yufuko Kurioka and David Galbraith

For Living in the Present Day. We sincerely thank the many people who viewed this this exhibit and felt the comfort of the words of Buddha, and so be better able to find peace amid our daily lives.

In Gassho,

BDK America
December 2, 2016 
Updated December 5, 2016


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Plan for Parking. Parking in the Jodo Shinshu Center parking lot is severely limited and is reserved for staff and scholars of the Jodo Shinshu Center and its tenants. Please note also that other events are taking place at the Center during the exhibit. Therefore please plan your trip to allow enough time to find metered parking along the street or at any of several public parking structures nearby, including the Berkeley-Telegraph/Channing Parking Garage three blocks away at 2450 Durant Ave. We appreciate your understanding and apologize for any inconvenience.

Thank You Jodo Shinshu Center. BDK America is grateful to the kind accommodation of this exhibit by the Jodo Shinshu Center during this busy time.