Bukkyo Dendo Kyokai

Society for the Promotion of Buddhism


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Here are contact addresses for Bukkyo Dendo Kyokai (The Society for the Promotion of Buddhism).   The organization's most important project is the book The Teaching of Buddha.   Books are $8.00 and are also available by contacting your local office:  



Bukkyo Dendo Kyokai
3-14 Shiba 4-chome, Minato-ku, Tokyo 108-0014
Tel:   (03) 3455-5851   Fax:  (03) 3798-2758
bdk@bdk-jp.org   http://www.bdk-jp.org


United States

B.D.K. U.S.A.
P.O. Box 5478
Berkeley, CA 94705-0478
Tel:   (510) 540-0799   Fax:  (510) 540-0877

SBU (Society for Buddhist Understanding)
c/o Mitutoyo America Corporation Los Angeles Office
16925 East Gale Avenue
City of Industry, CA 91745
Tel:   (626) 369-5035   Fax:   (626) 333-8019

B.D.K. Sudatta Hawaii
1757 Algaroba Street
Honolulu, HI 96826-2502
Tel:   (808) 942-1511   Fax:  (808) 942-2622
bdkshi@hotmail.com   http://www.bdkhawaii.org

Numata Center for Buddhist Translation & Research
2620 Warring Street
Berkeley, CA 94704-3415
Tel:   (808) 942-1511   Fax:  (808) 942-2622
manager@numatacenter.com   http://www.numatacenter.com



Bukkyo Dendo Kyokai Canada
c/o Mitutoyo Canada
2121 Meadowvale Blvd.
Mississauga, Ontario L5N 5N1
Tel:   (905) 821-1261   Fax:  (905) 821-4968



B.D.K. Germany
Society for Buddhist Understanding (Germany) e.V.
EKO-Haus der Japanischen Kultur e.V.
Bruggener Weg 6, 40547 Dusseldorf, F.R.Germany
Tel:   0211-577918-0   Fax:   0211-577918-219

BDK United Kingdom
c/o Mitutoyo U.K., Ltd.
Joule Road
West Point Business Park
Andover, Hants. SP10 3UX
Tel:   01264-353123   Fax:   01264-354883



Bukkyo Dendo Kyokai de Mexico, A.C.
(Asociacion Promotora de Budismo en Mexico)
Prolg. Eugenia No. 17
Col. Napoles C.P. 03810 Mexico D.F.
Tel:   55-5669-1088


South America

BDK South America
A/C Mitutoyo Sul America Ltda.
Av. Joao Carlos Da Silva Borges
1240 CEP 04726-002, Cx. Postal 4255
Santo Amaro, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Tel:   (011) 5643-7755  Fax:   (011) 5641-3722



BDK Asia Ltd.
Society for the Promotion of Buddhism
c/o Mitutoyo Asia-Pacific PTE, Ltd.
24 Kallang Avenue, Mitutoyo Building
Singapore, 339415
Tel:   6294-2211  Fax:   6299-6666

Taiwan Institute of Buddhist Studies
c/o Mitutoyo Taiwan Co., Ltd.
4F, No. 71 Zhou Zi Street, Neihu, Taipei, Taiwan
Tel:   (02) 8752-3266  Fax:   (02) 8752-3267


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The book is available in any of the following languages from any of the above offices:  

Arabic, Bengali, Cambodian(Khmer), Chinese(Simplified), Chinese(Traditional), Danish, Dutch, Dzongkha, Esperanto, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Kazakh, Korean, Kyrgyz, Mongolian, Myanmar(Burmese), Nepali, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Rumanian, Russian, Serbo-Croation, Sinhalese, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Tagalog, Thai, Tibetan, Turkish, Urdu, Uzbek, Vietnamese

This book was my first initiation into Buddhism, I found it on the library shelf in Boise, Idaho.   The B.D.K. is a group very much like the Christian Gideons; a group of Buddhist businessmen whose main purpose is the dissemination of this book, and of course promotion of Buddhism in general.   It was started in 1934 by Mr. Yehan Numata, the founder of the Mitutoyo Corporation, and the work is still carried on by the Corporation (Mr. Numata is deceased).

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