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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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

MAM at the UN conference about Human Rights

(2 Oct '08)

From September 3rd to 5th a conference was held at the UNESCO Headquarters in Paris to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights organized by the Department of Public Information (DPI) in co-operation with the Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO) community. Over 1,100 representatives from 65 countries attended this year’s Conference . A […]

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Category : AYUDH | Social Service

UN’s Peace Day celebrated

(1 Oct '08)

On the occasion of the UN’s International Peace Day on September 21st 2008, AYUDH groups worldwide connected via the internet to pray for world peace and harmony. At 9am Amritapuri time the connection was launched between youth from India, America, Germany, Italy, Ireland, Poland and Finland. After a very hearty and happy greeting the youngsters […]

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Finding the balance in Life

(28 Aug '08)

On 22nd – 24th August 2008 The M.A. Center in Melbourne hosted AYUDH Australia’s first youth retreat by Bramachari Shantamrita Chaitanya. The theme of the retreat was “balance”.    It laid the foundation for lasting relationships, inspired vision and action. Br. Shantamrita discussed balance; how one can apply this concept in everyday lives. He also talked […]

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The Future in Our Hands

(31 Jul '08)

AYUDH Europe Youth Exchange 2008 The 4th annual European Youth Exchange held at the M.A. Center in Germany saw the arrival of a lot of young people from  all parts of European countries to participate in a 6 day program led by Br Shubamrita and Bri. Dipamrita. For the second time, the program was co-funded […]

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Category : AYUDH | Nature Care

Blessing a Child of the Survivor Tree

(30 Jun '08)

29 June 2008 — Addison, Texas, USA The terrorist bombing of the Oklahoma City Federal Building on April 19, 1995 took the lives of 168 people and scarred thousands more physically and emotionally. Despite the massive blast and subsequent fires, a 100-year-old American Elm Tree, part of the building’s original landscaping, survived. At the insistence […]

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Category : Around Amma | AYUDH | Nature Care

A Rakhi Bond to Fight Farmer Suicide

(2 Jun '08)

31 May 2008 – Seattle, Washington, USA On the first night of the retreat weekend with Amma in Seattle, a dozen or so teenagers and twenty-somethings wearing T-shirts with AYUDH across the back came up to the side of Amma’s chair. One of them held a bracelet of braided pink and blue strings, which she […]

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Vrischikam onnu, vriksham onnu

(16 Nov '04)

16 November 2005 — Kerala Mass scale sapling planting by AYUDH AYUDH, the youth wing of the Mata Amritanandamayi Math, and GreenFriends, the Ashram’s environmental group, jointly organized a programme of planting 100,000 trees across the state of Kerala on November 16 to coincide with the first of the Malayalam month of Vrischikam. The programme […]

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Category : AYUDH | GreenFriends
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