Founded in 1995, BDG is a multimedia platform providing English-language content on Buddhist teachings, arts, and culture. We accomplish this through features, commentary, and news on the BDG website, as well as publications and other channels.
We offer diverse editorial content, featuring topics like Buddhist spirituality, philosophy, and psychology, and engaged Buddhism in society, Buddhist art, meditation, personal development, and more.
BDG is grounded in tradition but embraces a progressive approach to modern problems in Buddhism and society. We promote an egalitarian vision of Buddhism where everyone, without distinction of race, nationality, gender, or social origin, can share equally in the tradition’s spiritual riches.
The publication is expressly non-sectarian, and strives to promote solidarity of religious purpose among all mainstream Buddhist traditions. It seeks to build friendships with Buddhists in all regions of the world.
Although its main focus is Buddhist spirituality, BDG is respectful of other religious traditions and open to dialogues of goodwill. Our platform welcomes all readers from any background to learn more about Buddhism. Our long-term objective is to function as a borderless Buddhist community that amplifies Buddhism’s global reach and provides as broad as possible a range of Buddhist content.
BDG is a non-profit organization and currently employs both monastic and lay staff. It is supported by journalists and contributors around the world.