Dear TechnoBuddha 2020 Registrants,

Thank you for registering for the TechnoBuddha Conference. In light of the increasing coronavirus/COVID-19 spread and concern for our attendees’ and workshop leaders’ health and safety, we will be postponing the TechnoBuddha Conference until the Fall.

For those of you that have paid registration online via PayPal, that money will be refunded to you in the coming days. For those of you that have booked flights, please first check with the airlines to see if you can get any refund or credit towards another future flight. If you need support with this, please contact us and we will see if we can use our emergency travel grant funds to assist you.

We apologize for the inconvenience, and we truly appreciate your support of TechnoBuddha. We will update you with the new date for TechnoBuddha in the future. For any concerns/questions, let us know.


Brandon Yanari & Sydney Shiroyama

TechnoBuddha 2020 Co-Chairs

Who We Are

The TechnoBuddha conference is an annual conference hosted by the Center for Buddhist Education for people between the ages of 21-39.

The conference aims to provide an opportunity for young professionals to find a community of like-minded individuals and introduce Jodo Shinshu Buddhism to those who are interested in learning.

Theme of TechnoBuddha 2020:

Vision 2020!

Over the course of the weekend, we’ll be addressing the theme of this year, “Vision 2020,” as we seek to address how our ideals are informed by Buddhist teachings amid various social issues.

Hosted by keynote BCA President Richard Stambul, we'll engage in lively conversation as well as enjoying great food, and participating a range of workshops to choose from.

Workshops session will be available with esteemed professors, reverends, and workshop leaders, ranging from topics such as:

  • Social activism and BCA
  • Social Justice x Mindfulness in the Individual / Community
  • Power and Privilege in Communities and Institutions
  • Buddhism 101: Dharma Intoxication
  • Buddhism and Politics?
  • Chocolate Making

The Venue

The 13th Annual TechnoBuddha Conference takes place at the Jodo Shinshu Center (JSC) in Berkeley, CA. Conveniently located near Downtown Berkeley BART.

Humble Beginnings

TechnoBuddha was the theme of the first year's conference in 2007 for people who are "grown but not necessarily grown-up," and are interested in Buddhism. The theme was TechnoBuddha because we wanted to focus in on how our generation's experience with technology may affect our experience with Jodo Shinshu Buddhism.

What to Expect

Tasty meals from dinner Friday night through Sunday morning , Saturday full of sessions and socializing, new experiences, and meeting new people.

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