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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10th European AYUDH Youth Initiative: Awareness in Action

(29 Jul '14)

Awareness in Action! The 10th European AYUDH Youth Initiative, “Awareness in Action,” was an overwhelming success. Nearly 300 youth between the ages of 15 and 30 from nearly 23 countries gathered from 13th – 20th July 2014 at M.A. Center Germany, Brombachtal, to take part in the event. The general theme of the initiative was […]

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300 AYUDH members meet at European Parliament

(26 Jul '14)

EU Parliament, Strasbourg, France – 17 July 2014 Several Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) joined AYUDH Europe (Amrita Yuva Dharma Dhara), the youth wing of the Mata Amritanandamayi Math (MAM), for its 10th Anniversary Celebrations at the European Parliament at Strasbourg in France. The event titled “Strengthening Europe through Youth Empowerment”, engaged nearly 300 […]

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AYUDH Portugal brings HOPE to care homes

(22 Apr '14)

During AYUDH’s 2013 youth summit in Germany “Our World, Our Vision, Our Future,” a group of young people were introduced to playing harp as a means of therapy. At the conclusion of the camp, two youth were awarded a harp with the idea that it would be used by them to play at care-homes in […]

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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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