Bukkyo Dendo Kyokai (Society for the Promotion of Buddhism, hereafter BDK) was established as an incorporated foundation in December, 1965 by the late Rev. Dr. Yehan Numata (1897-1994), the founder of Mitutoyo Corporation, and his Dharma friends. With revisions to the legal classifications for organizations approved by the Japanese government in 2008, BDK was reclassified and is now recognized as a Public Interest Incorporated Foundation by the Japanese government as of April 1, 2013.
BDK’s mission is to contribute the advancement and improvement of human welfare and world peace by promoting the Buddhist essences of compassion, interconnectedness, culture and research that are the foundation of Japanese culture. BDK desires to provide a modern interpretation of the Buddha’s teaching and to create a more compassionate humanity through its global educational programs, and working towards contributing to the advancement of modern society.
Bukkyo Dendo Kyokai Canada (BDK Canada)
BDK Canada found in December 1987 as of not-for-profit corporations is part of international group of affiliated foundations. Our mission is to promote Buddhism to our society. Activities include distribution of Buddhist texts, supporting Buddhist temples and learning centers in Canada