News & Events

02-04-2016 All Souls Day
Transfering Merits to Departed on All Souls Day ...

We host this event to join our members to remember all our departed relatives and friends. No need to bring anything. We serve the food. Please record your attendcance to prepare food for us. Come and join to light a candle and do a chanting of blessing and transfer merits....

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25-03-2016 Dana Blessings Ceremony
Bhante Samitha remembered his Beloved Mother on his Birthday ...

We share the gratitude and merits with all thosewho supported to join in Venerable Bhante Samitha's Birthday to remeber his beloved mother on Friday 25th March 2016! It was a very good day of blessings! May the Beloved Mother Mrs Dasawathie Mendis attain Supreme Bliss of Nibbana!...

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21-05-2016 Vesak Full Moon Day
Full Moon Day Programme ...

we hold this day to cerebrate vesak...

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25-03-2016 Blessings Pooja
Offerings to Lord Buddha and Bodhi Pooja Blessings Ceremony ...

We host a special Event to mark the Birthday of Venerable Bhante Samitha and Madin (March) Full Moon Day on Good Friday 25th March 2016 at 11AM. All are welcome....

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02-03-2016 Mrs Dedimuni Dasawathie Mendis
May Loving Mother Attain Supreme Bliss of Nibbana ...

Mrs Dedimuni Dasawathie Mendis is the beloved mother of Bhante Samitha. She was a mother of four children and lived 80 years. She passed away on Wednesday 02nd March 2016 and funeral was held on Saturday 05th March 2016 at her residence "Lakmali House" Senerath Mawatha, Akurala Kahawa Sri Lanka. May she attain Supreme bliss of Nibbana...

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01-01-2016 Happy New Year Blessings
Special Blessings Pooja for a Healthy & Prosperous New Year 2016 ...

Special Pooja will take place at the centre for wishing a peaceful and prosperous New Year 2016 on Friday 01st January at 5PM at the Centre. All are kindly invited to share blessings at the dawn of the brand new year 2016!...

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15-11-2015 Kathina Ceremony Report
Letchworth Dhamma Nikethanaya Annual Kathina Ceremony 2015 Highlights ...

Annual Kathina Ceremony Sangha (Spiritual Community) Day Celebration of Letchworth Dhamma Nikethanaya was held for the 12th consecutive year with great success with the participation of over 300 people and 14 Venerable Monks. Principal sponsor of the year 2015 was Mr Sujeewa & Mrs Sujeewa, Harindi and Hasidu Lokuwaduge family together with all the members under the guidance of Bhante Samitha...

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15-11-2015 Letchworth Kathina Ceremony Programme
Annual Kathina Ceremony of Letchworth Dhamma Nikethanaya Buddhist Cultural Centre ...

At the end of Rainy Season Meditation Retreat, Buddhists hosts The Annual Kathina Ceremony as a mark of gratitude to Venerable Monks by Offering Robes, Dana & Gifts to share Blessings & Merits. This is the Highly Blessed Merits Ceremony of Buddhist Tradition, could be held only once in a year. All Are Kindly Invite to BE part of this year ceremony of the centre....

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26-07-2015 Annual Retreat Invitation Ceremony
Dhamma Nikethanaya Annual Vassana Retreat Season 26th July – 15th November 2015 ...

Vassana 2015 is the Annual Spiritual Rains Three Months Retreat held in any temple. This year inauguration ceremony was held on Esala Full Moon Sunday 26th July 2015 by Mr Sujeewa & Mrs Sujeewa Lokuwaduge and children Harindi and Hasidu as main sponsors; in collaboration with all the devotees and friends. This marks the annual retreat period as 26th July till 15th November....

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26-07-2015 Spiritual Rains Season Invitation
Invitation Ceremony to Vassana Three Months Rains Retreat Sunday 26th July 2015 ...

This year Vassana (Rainy Retreat) Season will be from 26th July 2015 till 15th November 2015. You can sponsor a week during the three months in order to gain meritorious blessings. You are co-cordially invited to participate to the opening ceremony and reserve the day in advance for the final celebration....

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2015 Vassana Spiritual Rains Retreat Season
Dhamma Nikethanaya Annual Vassana (Spiritual Rains) Retreat Season from 26th July till 15th November ...

Annual Vassana (Spiritual Rains) Retreat 2015 for Three Months of Letchworth Dhamma Nikethanaya Community commenced on 26th July until 15th November. Kathina Ceremony will be held on Sunday 15th November. All are Kindly invited to attend Meditation, Blessings Chanting, Daily Poojas & Dana activities during this Highest Blessed Season!...

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26-04-2015 Nepal Earthquake Appeal
Nepal earthquake: Rescue effort intensifies: Desperate Help Appreciated! ...

Desperate Appeal to help the Victims of Nepal Earthquake. Please help! in whatever way you can. Our Brother Monk is originally from that area and desperately in need of help! Our hearts are with them and continue to chanting of Blessings for them. Do join in solidarity! May they all find the peace & Strength to rebuild their lives soon!...

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20-10-2015 Mindfulness Health Potentials
Mindfulness has huge health potential – but McMindfulness is no panacea ...

Mindfulness is rapidly becoming a global phenomenon, supported by increasingly rigorous scientific research, and driven in part by a longing for new practices that might help us to better apprehend and solve the challenges that threaten our health. Mindful Nation UK, based on evidence presented to an all-party group of the UK parliament, carries enormous promise for health policy in Britain and the wider world....

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15-12-2014 Mrs Balvinder Kaur Summan
Mrs Balvinder Kaur Summan Passed Away on Monday 15th December 2014 ...

We sadly missed a dedicated member and a great devotee, Mrs Balvinder Kaur Summan belovedly known as Bindu Ji on early hours of Monday 15th Decmber 2014 while listening to Buddhist Blessings Chanting from Bhante Samitha and The Funeral will take place at Harwood Park Crematorium Stevenage at 5.50PM on Tuesday 23rd December 2014. May She Attain Supreme Bliss of Nibbana! A Candle is lit for you at our community web memorial!...

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02-11-2014 Letchworth Annual Kathina Ceremony
Letchworth Annual Kathina Ceremony Highlights 02-11-2014 ...

Annual Kathina Ceremony of Letchworth Dhamma Nikethanaya Buddhist Cultural Centre was colourfully held on 02nd November 2014. This was the 11th consecutive Kathina ceremony of the centre. This year ceremony was dedicated in Tribute to the Loving Parents specially inviting loving parents of Venerable Bhante Akurala Samitha from Sri Lanka. A day programme went in grand scale with a large number venerable monks and over two hundred gathering of cosmopolitan members of the community....

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19-04-2015 SRI LANKAN NEW YEAR
Sinhala & Hindu Sri Lankan New Year 2015 UK Auspicious Times ...

Auspicious Times (According to British Summer Time); Special Blessings Celebration with traditional customs and food at Letchworth Dhamma Nikethanaya Buddhist Cultural Centre on Sunday 19th April. All are welcome!...

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03-05-2015 Buddha Day Celebration
Vesak Full Moon Sunday 3rd May 2015 Buddha Day Celebration ...

Special Programme to Celebrate Vesak Buddha Day on Full Moon Sunday 03rd May 2015 from 9AM till 5PM with Sil (Observing High Precepts) Programme, Dhamma Talk on Noble Search (Ariyaparyeshana Sutta), Meditation, & Blessings Pooja on 73 Knowledges of Lord Buddha All are welcome to practice Dhamma on this Highest Blessed Day....

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28-03-2015 Open Dhamma Day Session
Dhamma Blessings Open Day Session with Lunch Saturday 28th March 2015 ...

We are pleased to have you on our Open Day Dhamma Blessings with Lunch on Saturday 28th March 2015. Feel free to come with your friends or family and have a day of blessings. The day will facilitate with Silent Meditation, Pooja Chanting Blessings, Lunch and Discussions on Mindfulness & Meditation. Have a Great Summer! May there be all wellbeing and blessings!...

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14-05-2015 NHS_Choices_Mindfulness
Mindfulness for mental wellbeing: NHS CHOICES ...

It can be easy to rush through life without stopping to notice much. Paying more attention to the present moment – to your own thoughts and feelings, and to the world around you – can improve your mental wellbeing....

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26-04-2015 Mindfulness as good as drugs
Mindfulness 'as good as drugs for preventing depression relapse' © NHS Choices ...

People with depression often fall into patterns of repetitive thinking. Mindfulness is about focusing on the here and now. "Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy may be as good as pills at stopping people relapsing after recovering from major bouts of depression," The Guardian reports....

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07-06-2014 Dhamma School Programme
3PM-5PM: Children's Dhamma School Programme Every First Saturday ...

Upbringing Future Generation with Skills, Wisdom & Values, we organize this unique programme for our children in parallel to the UK National Education Curriculum objective of SMSC (Social-Moral-Spiritual-Cultural). New Students Now Enrol!...

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01-04-2014 Volunteers Refurbish Centre
Refurbishing Dhamma Nikethanaya Buddhist Meditation Centre Project – Pace 01 - April 2014 ...

Long due refurbishments of the centre started due to the sincere support of our friends.. Every day we are finding challenges but dealing with blessings... Thank you for all your support!...

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06-04-2014 All Souls Day Remembrance
Special Offerings of Merits for All Souls at 11AM at Letchwroth ...

We invite you all to join to remember all our dear and near ones who are no longer with us. This day of remembrance and reflection will enable us to transfer good blessings, merits and energies to their good soul. This All Souls day is collective Community day traditionally being held annually. Food available to all! Remembrance pooja starts at 11AM on Sunday 06th April 2014...

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30-03-2014 Mothers Day Blessings Pooja
Meditation Blessings Reflection Evening Session for Our Beloved Mothers ...

Special Evening Pooja Blessings Meditation will be held to share our gratitude to our beloved Mothers on this Mothering Sunday 30th March 2014 at 6.30PM at Letchworth Dhamma Nikethanaya Buddhist Cultural Community Centre. All are welcome!...

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23-03-2014 Bhante Samitha Birthday Blessings Pooja
Special Blessings Pooja to Commemorate Bhante Samitha's Birthday ...

All are welcome to meet at 11AM on Sunday 23rd March 2014 at Letchworth Dhamma Nikethanaya Buddhist Cultural Centre to commemorate the Birthday of Bhante Samitha. Please dont bring anything. Your participation means much to us to strength our blessing ceremony....

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20-12-2013 Donating Free Clothes to Children
Donating Free Clothes to Children for Dhamma School Uniforms ...

Clothes Appeal! Year End Festive Season Sharing! Let us get together to bring a dignified SMILE to a child in this year End festive season by contributing a small piece of cloth to a child for a dress....

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02-11-2013 Annual Kathina Ceremony Press Release
Devotees & Friends of Dhamma Nikethanaya Celebrated Community (Sangha) Day ...

Annual Kathina Ceremony of Letchworth Dhamma Nikethanaya Buddhist Cultural Centre was held on Saturday 02nd November 2013 at St Michael’s Church Hall in Letchworth Garden City with a large gathering of venerable monks and cosmopolitan members of community. This is the tenth consecutive Kathina Ceremony held by the Dhamma Nikethanaya Community....

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02-11-2013 Kathina Ceremony Community Day
Dhamma Nikethanaya Annual Kathina Ceremony Saturday 02nd November ...

You are co-cordially invited to our Annual Kathina Ceremony on Saturday 02 November 2013 from 9.30AM till 3PM held at St. Michael's Church Hall (Broadway, Letchworth SG6 3PQ). This community sangha day celebration is the highest Meritorious deed in the Buddhist Culture....

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19-10-2014 Mindfulness Telegraph By Polly Vernon
Mindfulness: does it really live up to the hype? ...

Happier, healthier and better rested: that's what 20 minutes a day of meditation has done for one writer. And as a resolute sceptic, she couldn't be more surprised...

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25-08-2014 Mindfulness Therapy
Mindfulness therapy comes at a high price for some, say experts ...

Mindfulness therapy comes at a high price for some, say experts Much-hyped therapy can reduce relapses into depression – but it can have troubling side effects Robert Booth The Guardian, Monday 25 August 2014 16.13 BST...

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