It was started in Lerab Ling in 2008 by a group of young students of Sogyal Rinpoche who wanted to find a way to support younger students, facilitate their becoming holders of Sogyal Rinpoche and Rigpa's work, and connect more young people to the Dharma.
As one of the founding members said:
We want to inspire young people to see that Dharma is relevant to their lives. That it's not just something you do when you retire, it is actually something you can do everyday!
One part of the plan for group is to have regular events, such as meditation evenings, for young students in Rigpa centres around the world.
So how can you get connected? Go to the new private online community set up for the group at rigpayouth.ning.org or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
At the All Mandala Retreat, Lerab Ling, August 2009