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 America Taps University of Hawaii Press

New Role for UHP

Help with Processing Some Online Orders

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?