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Welcome to our website and its rich offerings of resources for understanding Buddhism.  Whether you are a serious scholar, a committed layperson, or just someone curious about Buddhism’s increasing popularity in America, you will find something of interest here, ranging from translations of Buddhist scriptures to comic books for children. 

2020 Toshi Award Winner Roger Jackson, professor emeritus at Carleton College

This year’s winner is Roger Jackson, professor emeritus at Carleton College for his book, Mind Seeing Mind: Mahāmudrā and the Geluk Tradition of Tibetan Buddhism (Wisdom Publications).  Mahāmudrā, the “great seal,” refers to the ultimate nature of mind and reality, to a meditative practice for realizing that ultimate reality, and to the final fruition of buddhahood. It is…
This year’s winner is Roger Jackson, professor emeritus at Carleton College for his book, Mind Seeing Mind: Mahāmudrā and the Geluk Tradition of Tibetan Buddhism (Wisdom Publications).  Mahāmudrā, the “great seal,” refers to the ultimate nature of mind and reality, to a meditative practice for realizing that ultimate reality, and to the final fruition of buddhahood. It is…

BDK Presents “JEWELS”

Written by Kenneth Tanaka, an award-winning scholar, best-selling author and popular lecturer, Jewels is an introduction to American Buddhism for youth, scouts, and the young at heart.  In an engaging conversational style, Tanaka explains how Buddhist values can be applied to everyday living and illustrates his lessons with wonderful stories, lots of humor, photos and punchy cartoons.  For readers…
Written by Kenneth Tanaka, an award-winning scholar, best-selling author and popular lecturer, Jewels is an introduction to American Buddhism for youth, scouts, and the young at heart.  In an engaging conversational style, Tanaka explains how Buddhist values can be applied to everyday living and illustrates his lessons with wonderful stories, lots of humor, photos and punchy cartoons.  For readers…