BDK believes that whoever preaches the teaching of the Buddha should enthusiastically live with the teachings themselves and provide opportunities for people to share the Dharma.
The Buddhist Missionary Seminar (BMS) study groups encourage participants to experience and practice the path of the founders of various Japanese Buddhist denominations. BDK hopes participants will deepen their understanding of Buddha’s teachings through practical experiences such as listening, thinking, and practicing.
The BMS introduces various practical activities such as mountain walking, meditation, calligraphy and lectures by respected teachers. Furthermore, participants discuss and interact with each other in the workshop. Through those experiences, participants will be able to bring back what they learned at BMS to their local areas and develop their ways of Buddhist promotion.
BDK truly wishes that priests will take part in the seminar to discover something that will assist them in their Buddhist missionary work.