First held in 2005, AYUDH’s European Youth Summit now welcomes more than 300 young people from around Europe. The summit provides a unique platform for personal development, intercultural dialogue and creative expression through a combination of talks and workshops that foster personal, environmental and global responsibilities, and practical training in leadership, change-making, mindfulness and sustainability. The teachings of Amma (Mata Amritanandamayi) form an essential part of the reflections at the summit and spiritual practices like yoga, singing and meditation will be offered.
To conclude the summit, a dialogue with policy makers will bring the participant voices and views to the attention of senior decision makers – exploring the crucial role that young people have in creating a more peaceful and sustainable world.
Our Summits are hosted at:
M.A. Center Germany
Seminarzentrum Hof Herrenberg e.V., Hof Herrenberg 1,
64753 Brombachtal, Germany
The location a not-for-profit organization and spiritual community dedicated to promoting the values of sustainability, volunteering and intercultural exchange, while practicing Amma’s values and teachings. It is located in the Odenwald area about 1 hour from Frankfurt. To follow and maintain the regular spiritual practices at M.A. Center Germany, there will be a short guided meditation, yoga and devotional singing offered every day.
AYUDH forms the youth wing of Embracing the World®, a global network of humanitarian organisations guided by Amma and working to end poverty by providing access to food, shelter, healthcare, education and livelihood in over 40 countries.
AYUDH is an international youth movement, dedicated to empowering young people to contribute to a peaceful and sustainable world and become compassionate leaders with a sense of tolerance, solidarity and global responsibility. At AYUDH, we are driven by the desire to make a difference and be catalysts for positive change. Through self-transformation and service to others, AYUDH encourages young people to work towards the betterment of society. AYUDH’s initiatives are organized by and for youth across the world, and are based on five main pillars:
AYUDH is an international youth movement, inspired and founded by Amma (Mata Amritanandamayi), widely recognised as one of the world’s most renowned humanitarians and spiritual leaders of our times.
Amma’s entire life has been dedicated to alleviating the pain of the poor and those suffering physically and emotionally. Amma inspires, uplifts and transforms through her physical embrace, her spiritual wisdom and her humanitarian activities. Her boundless love and compassion crosses all barriers of nationality, race and religion. When people ask Amma about her religion, she simply replies “my religion is Love.”