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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…

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Covid-19 Notice

While our office is closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are still shipping books ordered through our website.  Our staff, however, go into the office only on certain days, so there may be a delay in processing orders, but you will receive your books.  We hope that you will find comfort and encouragement from our books,…

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Toshi Award 2020 Submissions Opening Date to be Announced

The committee will announce the next submission period for books to be considered for the 2020 award soon. Please stay tuned. Nominations Please note that nominations are open each year and typically close in April. For further information, please view UC Berkeley's Center for Buddhist Studies website here. Specific details on 2020 nominations are expected to be…

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Class Updates

  TEA & YOGA CLASSES ARE CANCELLED DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC.  BDK America is grateful for the talented instructors who allow it to offer cultural classes at its Moraga and Berkeley locations. Classes in Ikebana are taught by Jane Suiei Naito Sensei of Ikebana Now and classes in Tea and Yoga by Yufuko…

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BDK America Cultural Classes in 2020

Our Classes in 2020 In January we're happy to share our Ikebana schedule starting this month and the revised schedule for Tea and Yoga classes, which resume in February. We ask you to check with the instructor before showing up for a class, as classes have limited enrollments.#ikebana Ikebana Classes in 2020 For Ikebana, please…

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Classes are in session

Classes All of our classes in Ikebana, the Way of Tea, and Yoga are now back in regular session. To Start a Class Before you show up for a class, please first contact the instructor, as space is limited. The instructor can also discuss your level and suggest appropriate classes. For Ikebana, you can reach Jane Suiei…

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