Siddhartha Gautama remains one of the greatest spiritual teachers the world has ever known, a fact appreciated by people around the world. And his teachings remain a part of the rich cultural heritage where he lived and discovered his spiritual insights, in what is now India and Nepal.
While students, young people in India still study the Buddha in school as one of the world’s great philosophers. Indian TV stations produce wonderful mini-series about the life of Buddha, and India continues to develop and promote international tourism to India’s great Buddhist sites.
One of the ways people in the United States know this sage is through the efforts of BDK America and BDK Hawaii. Worldwide BDK has distributed over 8.6 million copies of its brief compilation of basic Buddhist teachings, translated primarily from the Pali and Sanskrit.
By far the biggest venue for distribution remains BDK’s hotel program, active in the United States since the 1960s, and more formally supported by the creation of the BDK America office in 1986.
Free for Hotels in the United States
BDK America (in collaboration with BDK Hawaii) will supply copies of the The Teaching of Buddha free in room quantities for hotels and hoteliers across the United States. The books are free, we pay for shipping, and we never solicit donations. It is enough for us if more people from all walks of life have access to the Buddha’s teachings.
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