Amrita Yuva Dharma Dhara

AYUDH, the International youth movement of Mata Amritanandamayi Math, is active in Europe, North America, Asia, Australia and Africa. AYUDH seeks to empower young people to integrate universal values into their daily lives. Starting with themselves, AYUDH wants to help establish a future of hope, peace and social engagement while maintaining an awareness of spiritual principles.

AYUDH stands for Amrita Yuva Dharma Dhara, a Sanskrit term which means “the youth which perpetuates the wheel of dharma (righteousness)”. In Sanskrit AYUDH also means Peace, which is symbolized by the dove in the logo.

AYUDH was founded in 1985.

AYUDH is currently active in four fields:

Social Service
Soup kitchens: Serving free food to the homeless and needy.
Caring for elderly and handicapped people:
Contributing positively to the local community through caring for those who are disadvantaged or lonely.
Educating underprivileged children in India: AYUDH gives regular free tuition and classes in English, Maths and Value Education to children from slum areas.
Charity fundraising: Selling homemade goods, organizing charity concerts and dinners to support the charitable projects of ETW around the world.

Personal Development
Meditation Classes: Providing an effetive tool for personal growth and unfoldment.
Regular youth meetings: Learning the art of being balanced, selfconfident and happy in life by exploring and developing one’s inherent potential.
Creative workshops: Expressing one’s creativity through music, drama, dance and artwork.

Intercultural Exchange
International youth retreats in Europe, America and Australia provide unique opportunities for intercultural exchange. Through talks and discussions, spiritual practices and creative workshops, the youth explore, develop and express their personal potential and learn how to become active members of society.

Green Initiatives
Planting trees to counter climate change and preserve the biodiversity of Nature.
Removing trash in slum areas and natural reservoirs
“BABEL” project in France on large-scale beekeeping and soil fertilization.
“growin”, an international project to encourage youth to cultivate their own food, in whatever space they have available. Through an online platform and local training courses the youth learn how to utilize every possible location to grow vegetables, be it a city balcony, a window shelf or a garden. The aim is to grow healthy, organic and locally grown food, hence reducing our footprint on the earth and reconnecting to nature.

to find out more about AYUDH, please visit www.ayudh.org

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Rise Arjuna: Awake, Arise and Seize the Future

(12 Aug '13)

15 June 2013, Tabanan, Bali The Youth Forum is dedicated to the empowerment of youth in Tabanan, a regency of Bali had a program with Swami Purnamritananda. The theme of the event which Swami graced was “Rise Arjuna: Awake, Arise and Seize the Future”.   Surpi, who organized the event, said in her opening speech […]

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Category : AYUDH | Value Education

Color the World with Love

(7 Aug '13)

Our World Our Vision Our Future The ninth European AYUDH Youth Initiative  was conducted from July13th – 20th, 2013 at MA Center Germany, Brombachtal. More than 200 young people between the ages of 15 and 30 participated in the week long camp. For the first time participants from Greece, Denmark and Lebanon took part in […]

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AYUDH Youth Exchange USA 2012: The Joy of Giving

(2 Sep '12)

11-12 August 2012, MA Center, Washington DC The third annual East Coast AYUDH Youth Exchange, held in M.A. Center in Washington D.C. Thirty four youth from around the United States to come together for this year’s theme of ‘The Joy of Giving’ fostered a transformative weekend of discussion, selfless service, and prayer. As the sun […]

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The Joy of Giving

(8 Aug '12)

AYUDH Europe’s 8th Youth Initiative, 15 – 21 July 2012, MA Center, Germany The 8th European AYUDH Youth Initiative was an unique gathering where participants came from all parts of the continent and even from far off countries like Japan, Ukraine and the United States – 200 youth from 15 countries – came together at […]

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AYUDH participates in inter-religious peace prayer

(23 Sep '11)

12 September 2011 – Munich AYUDH was invited by the catholic church to co-facilitate the inter-religious peace prayer. They also joined dialogue-groups to discuss ways to peace within a multicultural society. The youth read out from Amma’s teachings, sang the bhajan “Everyone in the world” and prayed “Lokah Samastah Sukhino Bhavantu.”   In a church […]

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Reaching new heights by AYUDH of USA

(23 Aug '11)

August 12-14, 2011 M.A. Center, Washington, DC. Under the guidance of Br. Dayamrita Chaitanya, forty youth came together for the second annual AYUDH East Coast Youth Exchange for the theme ‘Reaching New Heights’. The zealous youth from across the United States and Canada gathered at the picturesque ashram to share ideas, pray together, and join […]

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Youth reach new heights together

(12 Aug '11)

From 24 – 31 July 2011 the M.A Centre, Germany, hosted the 7th International Youth Initiative Reaching New Heights – The Power of Youth to Change the World, a multinational youth programme that welcomed 180 youth from 20 countries in Europe and beyond. Reaching New Heights focused on eight main challenges faced by youth in […]

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Category : AYUDH | Photos

Conserving the present, celebrating the future

(25 Apr '11)

Celebrating Earth Day in Delhi 22 April 2011   It was in the background of one of the worst natural disasters – the earthquake and tsunami in Japan – that this year’s Earth day arrived on the 22nd of April. This calamity of unprecedented magnitude lent added relevance and significance to this year’s Earth Day. […]

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Category : AYUDH | Nature Care

Washington AYUDH youth exchange

(25 Aug '10)

The inaugural AYUDH East Coast Youth Exchange was held from August 14-15 at the M.A. Center in Washington, DC. Led by Br. Dayamrita Chaitanya, the retreat brought together over 30 youth from around the United States for a weekend of activities revolving around the theme of “Embracing Life.” The exchange commenced with a live webcast […]

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Experience week for the youth

(24 Aug '10)

24th to August 1st, la Ferme du Plessis, Paris GreenFriends-Europe held the “Experience Week”, in which 80 youth from all over the world invested themselves fully into an ecological project for the whole week. These projects were designed to encourage a learning-by-doing process. The Experience Week was awarded by the UNESCO the status of official […]

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