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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The most heroic thing is caring

(7 Jun '09)

7 June 2009 — San Ramon, California, USA The second stop on Amma’s 2009 U.S.  Yatra is San Ramon, California, home to Amma’s ashram headquarters in the United States, MA Center. On June 5, the mayor of Sunnyvale, California, Antony Spitaleri, came for Amma’s darshan. Author Alice Walker also attended. Walker—who won the Pulitzer Prize […]

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Category : Around Amma | AYUDH | Nature Care | Videos

AYUDH-Kenya cleans up slum

(28 Apr '09)

28 March 2009 — Nairobi, Kenya On March 28, 2009, a few weeks prior to Amma’s Kenya programs, AYUDH-Kenya undertook its first project—cleaning up a slum. Approximately 150 young people took part in the cleanup, which took place at Maringo Estate off Jogoo Road in Eastlands, Nairobi. The clean-up was headed by Brahmachari Shantamrita Chaitanya […]

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Category : AYUDH | Photos

AYUDH Belgium planting trees

(22 Apr '09)

22nd of March 2009, Knesselare, Belgium At Knesselare in Belgium, members of AYUDH Europe worked side by side with Amma’s older devotees to plant 240 willow trees on a parcel of land appointed to Friends of Amma. Some additional trees were also planted on a neighbouring parcel of land. After planting all the trees, the […]

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Category : AYUDH | GreenFriends | Photos

Wealth from Waste

(12 Mar '09)

For the past month, members of Ayudh Europe have been staying in Amritapuri and have been lucky enough to be involved in the Ashrams’ ‘plastic project’ as part of their daily Seva. This project was started by a resident of the ashram who was inspired to re-use the waste plastic that she saw around her. […]

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Category : AYUDH | Nature Care

Relaxation for Body & Mind

(2 Mar '09)

Workshop With the Mentally Challenged Since 2007 AYUDH Spain has been collaborating with the Catalan Sport Federation of Limited Disabilities to bring joy into the lives of mentally challenged people. At least once per month, AYUDH members take a group of mentally challenged young adults for an outing in Barcelona. Usually they take advantage of […]

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BD camp for thalassemia patients

(28 Feb '09)

AYUDH Mumbai organized a blood donation camp in association with Pooja blood bank of Mulund for thalassemia patients camp on 25th January 2009. More than 50 units of blood was collected for this noble cause. Thalassemia is an inherited blood disorder that causes the body to produce less hemoglobin. Low levels of hemoglobin may cause […]

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Category : AYUDH | Health Care

AYUDH Kenya launched

(26 Feb '09)

AYUDH has stepped onto African soil. During his visit to the Republic of Kenya from February 5th to 13th, Br. Shubamrita, launched AYUDH Kenya. “On Saturdays we are bored. Just going out, coming home late and then wasting away our time in front of the TV did somehow not feel fulfilling anymore,” says Pareet, an […]

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Br. Shubamrita’s visit to Mauritius

(7 Feb '09)

From January 22nd to February 2nd Br. Shubamrita Chaitanya visited the island of Mauritus to give talks, conduct pujas and hold a meditation course. He was welcomed by a large number of devotees from the various communities of the island: Tamil, Marathi, Telugu, and of religions- Hindu, Muslim, Creole and Chinese. Br. Shubamrita also paid […]

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Category : Ashram | AYUDH

AYUDH USA

(30 Dec '08)

AYUDH Youth Meet 27 -29  Dec 2008 The 2nd annual AYUDH (USA) Youth Meet held at the M.A. Center in San Ramon, California saw the arrival of young people from all over the country to participate in a 3-day program. Themed “Compassion in Action,” the retreat delved into the complex meaning of compassion, and explored […]

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AYUDH – UK is starting a garden project

(29 Oct '08)

London, 29 Oct 2008, AYUDH group in UK while celebrating their 1st anniversary, started a garden project as part of GreenFriends in an effort to grow fruits in their own private gardens. This project is an effort to raise awareness that one need to produce one’s own food and a little extra for others too. […]

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Category : AYUDH | Europe 2008 | GreenFriends | Videos
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