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?

"Hidden Legacy" on Saturday May 14 at the Moraga Library

MORAGA, Calif. - On Saturday, May 14, BDK America hosts a special viewing of the documentary film, Hdden Legacy: Japanese Performing Arts in the World War II Internment Camps at the Moraga Library, followed by a short koto performance. The event starts at 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 14, at the Moraga Library at 1500 St. Mary's Road.

Now Published: Maitreya and Manjusri Sutras

Moraga, Calif. - April 14, 2016. BDK America happily announces publication and availability of two sutras in the Mahayana canon, each on an important mythical figure. The volume includes both The Sutra That Expounds the Descent of Maitreya Buddha and His Enlightenment and The Sutra of Mañjuśrī’s Questions

Each in their own way is an important work in Indian Buddhism. 

Welcome AAHOA Readers of "Today's Hotelier" Magazine!

Bill Teague, Webmaster

Moraga, CA — April 12, 2016. BDK America congratulates the Asian American Hotel Owners Association on the successful launch of its new publication, Today's Hotelier.

We are honored to be one of the advertisers in the May issue.

Here is a preview of our first advertisement in the new publication:

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: