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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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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Category : AYUDH

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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Youth meeting for a better future

(17 Aug '10)

la Ferme du Plessis, Paris From July 24th to August 1st AYUDH and GreenFriends welcomed in la Ferme du Plessis more than 150 youth from all over the world to propose two different approaches of the various dimensions of ecology. Entitled “Embracing Life – Living in the Respect of Nature”, the 6th European Youth Exchange […]

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Sprouting of GrowIn

(15 May '10)

On the 40th anniversary of Earth Day (18th of April) AYUDH groups around the world connected via an internet web-cast to plant seeds together. Amma had blessed and inaugurated the GrowIn project on her last tour in EU and USA. {news} AYUDH community gardens have sprung up in USA, Germany, France, India and Australia. As […]

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Category : AYUDH | GreenFriends

The power to change

(4 May '10)

On the occasion of International Earth day on the 22nd of April, AYUDH members decided to stand up and do something in the society. They set plans to bring about a change first in themselves and then in the society, the change that will make our planet a better place to live in. Ayudh Delhi […]

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Category : AYUDH | Nature Care

AYUDH Minnesota serves poor

(14 Mar '10)

14 March 2010 On Sunday, March 14th 2010, AYUDH Minnesota members gathered at the RMHC for the fifth service activity. We prepared a full course Indian meal and served it to 100 of the House’s inmates. The RMHC houses poor people from various countries who come to the USA for surgeries, treatment of disabilities, etc. […]

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AYUDH USA 3rd annual retreat

(4 Jan '10)

The third annual AYUDH US Youth Exchange, “Give Peace a Chance,” took place from December 26 to 29, 2009 at the M.A. Center in San Ramon, CA. Led by Br. Dayamrita Chaitanya, the exchange included a multitude of spiritual, cultural, and service activities for over 65 attendees. Besides daily yoga and meditation, one of the […]

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AYUDH plants 500 trees at Amrita Watoto Boma

(4 Nov '09)

25 Oct 2009, Nairobi, Kenya AYUDH Kenya participated in the 350 movement on Saturday 24th October 2009. This day marked a milestone towards fighting against climate change as people from all over the world united with a common goal to be heard and try and save the planet. (http://www.350.org/) AYUDH’s contribution was through organizing a […]

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Category : AYUDH | Nature Care

Amma in Munich

(3 Nov '09)

Munich, Germany, 29th – 31st October “We are so blessed that Amma has been coming to Munich for 22 years; we want to thank Amma deeply that she is giving us the opportunity to be in her inspiring presence. Thank you so much for being here.” with these words Amma was welcomed to Munich, Germany […]

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Category : Around Amma | AYUDH | Videos | Yatra

The joy of gardening

(1 Sep '09)

August is the season when many youth from all over the world flock to Amritapuri to spend their holidays with Amma. It is a time for the youngsters to reflect about life in a deeper way, contribute to Amma’s charitable work and socialize with other like-minded youngsters. This year, AYUDH decided to make an effort […]

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Category : AYUDH | Nature Care
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