In NNBY our goal is to help youth to gain the confidence that they are the best resources to cultivate their lives. A confidence that it is fully in their hands to achieve what they want to achieve. Our aim is to create conditions and structures that would give them direct experience and confidence of such kind.
We in our own level try to fulfil our goals. In doing that we have initiated many activities as per the needs of the Youth. Most of our activities are outcome of necessities of our young generations. These projects are designed by the youth, run by the youth, supported by all our Local and International friends.
The following are the main activities we take all the year around in different parts of India:
NATIONAL NETWORK OF BUDDHIST YOUTH organizes every year a NATIONAL CONVENTION in the month of December, where about 500 youth from almost 18-20 different states of INDIA participate. These youth are in the age group of 15-35 years The convention is a big success to learn and share the multi talent from multi cultured states of India under one umbrella of NNBY and common driving ideologies of Dr. Ambedkar and The revolutionary BUDDHA.
Coming together in large numbers on a national level is very essential for the mobilization of youth. Although we are one nation different regions and states have their own cultures and traditions. Sometimes these external forms appear in such a way that we mistake it as our differences. To overcome this difficulty national convention is an opportunity. Through National Convention we share common vision mission and values and stay united. This strengthens us as well as every individual gets an opportunity to expose himself or herself to unexplored horizons in their lives. What comes as a result is growth in togetherness and friendship. These itself is a new society in miniature. This is why we organize National Convention every year.
This platform helps the individual to:
Regional Gatherings are opportunities for people in the region to get together, to learn, to work in teams, to mobilize resources locally. Regional group of leaders who are responsible to organize regional gatherings in their areas keep connected with group of leaders in another areas, learn and keep sharing their experiences with each other. Trainers from different regions participate in regional gatherings. This gives us an opportunity of an effective networking and coordination. This is one way of creating learning opportunities for our members. Through regional gatherings we also can focus our attention to address local issues and create suitable training modules
NNBY conducts Regional Gatherings at Delhi, Dehradun, Bhaje, Mumbai, Vidarbha Region every year. These gathering are usually conducted during Summer holidays.
We conduct various training workshops like Personality Developments, Non Violence Communication (NVC), Mind Mapping, Mayres Briggs , Spoken English And Confidence Building Sessions, Neuro Linguistic Programme(NLP) Training Programs, Leadership Training Programs: Training Of The Trainers(ToT), Thinking/Reflection Workshops, Speakers Workshops and many more.
The main module of our Training Program are as follows:
Our trainers offer various trainings according to their own skills and participants needs. Our trainers travel many parts of nation to offer these trainings. This is an opportunity for large number of youth to polish their basic human abilities and skills. It also offers them a guidance to shape their careers. It helps them to deal with difficult personal issues.
We consistently offer training and guidance to our trainers through workshops and meetings. Our trainer community try to work as harmonious learning community. Senior trainers offer various training courses for new trainers. Our trainers work in various groups as per their conveniences.
Leadership needs an additional skills to trainers. We offer leadership training courses for our senior trainers to help them develop their capacity to lead.
Cadres are seriously committed leaders and trainers. There is no specific form of training for cadre. But senior cadre always create opportunities and events for the seriously committed cadres to deepen their own commitments, share values and create a core of transformative force at the very center of the organization.
Everywhere we come together in our cities and towns to celebrate relevant events, meaningful festivals such as Birth Anniversary of great leaders and historic events. These events are specially organized by participants themselves. In these events participant are given opportunities to express their talents.
Learn Buddhism and deepen your practice of the Dhamma. NNBY conducts dhamma retreats and meditation retreats for youngster all over India. These trainings are from one day to seven days residential retreats. These retreats are lead by the Order Members (Dhammacharis & Dhammacharinis) of Triratna Institute.
NNBY organized its first IBYC on Feb 2013 at Bodhgaya, Bihar. Around 175 youth participated from different states of India and 40 participants were from 13 different countries. The convention was presided by Dh. Subhuti- UK and chief guest of the program was Dr Ong See Yew from Singapore. The theme of the convention was “CHANGE THE MIND, CHANGE THE WORLD”
Since the inception of NNBY from 2006 we believe in “Grow Together with mutual love” and build the strong network not only within India but also across the border. NNBY has participated in many international Youth Exchange Program in countries like Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, America, Nepal, England, etc.
The objective behind organizing such convention is to understand the wider perspective of Buddhist Art and culture, Social, historical, Dhammic and various other aspect of youth subjects of their countries. The gathering brings the enclosure to each other and build the compassionate growth among themselves. NNBY after every three years will organize IBYC and will invite youth from different countries to share their views to transform self and the world.
This year's for IBYC2016, 21 International participants from UK, Australia, Scotland and Singapore along with 118 participants from all over India- (mainly from Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Arunachal Pradesh, Odisha, Chhatisgarh and Karnataka) - total 139 youth came together to Celebrate the 60th Anniversary of Dhamma Revolution: 1956-2016 laid by Dr.B.R. Ambedkar.
NNBY also conducts social activities such as “Greenery to Visionary" Program Of Tree Plantation, Health Camps, Blood Donation Camps, ‘Awakening For Cleanliness’ Campaigns, Educational and Cultural Tours of Buddhist Cultural Places and many others.