Resources for youth groups

Here are some wonderful resources for youth groups, created by the MITRA Youth Buddhist Network in Australia. We link these materials with their kind permission.

Starting a Society – A brief introduction on some of the basics needed to start a society

Running a Society – Basic information on how to run and grow a Buddhist society

Activities – Some ideas for activities for your society to keep society members active and learning about the Dharma

Organising Orientation – How to attract members early on in the year

Organising Dharma Talks – Ideas on how to make sure Dharma talks are relevant, interesting and well organized

Committee Handbook – Describes the roles and responsibilities of each member of the executive committee. A good resource to train your new committee with

Recommending Buddhist Publications – There are many Buddhist books out there. This pamphlet outlines the most appropriate books to recommend to others depending on their background and interests

We are in the process of compiling and creating more resources for you to use. Examples of these include:

Resources for young Buddhist parents

  1. List of Buddhist childcare, kindergarten, student care, and Sunday schools
  2. “how to” Articles for parents , Dharma songs for kids
Resoures for training Buddhist youth leaders
  1. Notes for camp leaders, facilitators, speakers (public speaking skills, youth work skills, code of engagement with youths)
  2. Public Communications guidelines and best practices

Dharma resources for your youth group

  1. Useful websites, teaching material (films, books, music, overseas Buddhist magazines)

Do you have resources of your own to share? Please get in touch!

Examples of good resources include: venue listings, speakers and teachers, listings of Dharma publications, Buddhist businesses and talented individuals.