Bukkyo Dendo Kyokai

Society for the Promotion of Buddhism

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Here is contact information for Bukkyo Dendo Kyokai (The Society for the Promotion of Buddhism).   The organization's most important project is its book The Teaching of Buddha.   Free copies (a $7.00 donation is requested) are available by contacting your local office:  

Japan:  

Bukkyo Dendo Kyokai
3-14 Shiba 4-chome, Minato-ku, Tokyo 108
Tel:   (03) 3455-5851

United States:  

B.D.K. U.S.A.
99 Kinderkamack Road
Emerson, NJ 07630
Tel:   (201) 967-8535
(This office does not handle the books, call the California office below)

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

B.D.K. Sudatta Hawaii
1757 Algaroba Street
Honolulu, HI 96826
Tel:   (808) 942-1511

Numata Center for Buddhist Translation & Research
2620 Warring Street
Berkeley, CA 94704
Tel:   (510) 843-2148

Canada:  

Buddha Dharma Kyokai Foundation of Canada
918 Bathurst Street
Toronto, Ontario M5R 3G5
Tel:   (416) 538-3167

Europe:  

B.D.K. Europe
Buddhist Promoting Foundation (Europe) e.V.
Bruggener WEG 6 - 4000
Dusseldorf 11, Germany
Tel:   0211-574071

B.D.K. United Kingdon (Liaison Office)
c/o Mitutoyo U.K., Ltd.
Joule Road
West Point Business Park
Andover, Hants. SP10 3UT
Tel:   Andover 0264-253123

Mexico:  

Dohboh Sangha de Mexico, A.C. (Ekoh-Ji)
Eugenia No. 17
Col. Napoles C.P. 03810 Mexico D.F.
Tel:   543-0507

Brazil:  

B.D.K. South America
A/C Mitutoyo Do Brazil Industria e Comercio Ltda. AV.
Joao Carlos Da Silva Borges
1240 CEP 04726
Cx. Postal 4255
Santo Amaro, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Tel:   (011) 522-7755

Asia:  

B.D.K. Asia
Society for the Promotion of Buddhism
c/o Mitutoyo Asia-Pacific PTE. Ltd.
No. 24 Kallang Avenue, Mitutoyo Building
Singapore, 1233
Tel:   2942211

B.D.K. Taiwan (Liaison Office)
c/o Mitutoyo Taiwan Co., Ltd.
5th Floor, No. 123
Wu Kung First Road, Wu Ku Industrial Park
Taipei Hsien, Taiwan R.O.C.
Tel. (02) 299-5266

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

Japanese-English, Japanese, English, French, Portuguese, Spanish, Indonesian, Nepali, German, Italian, Korean, Esperanto, Norwegian, Chinese, Finnish, Rumanian, Polish, Persian, Vietnamese, Swedish, Tagalog, Danish, Serbo-Croatian, Hindi, Dutch, Turkish, Thai, Russian, Tibetan, Cambodian, Singhalese, Arabic, Urdu, and Malay (more may have been added since my copy was published in 1993).

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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Updated 4/4/99.