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29-04-2018 Buddha Day Celebration
Vesak Full Moon Sunday 29th April 2018 Buddha Day Celebration ...

Special Programme to Celebrate Vesak Buddha Day on Full Moon Sunday 29th April 2018 from 7AM till 6PM 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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29-04-2018 Mindfulness Meditation Retreat
Special Day of Wellbeing with a Retreat of Mindfulness Meditation ...

Practitioners can join One Day Retreat on Mindfulness Meditation to strengthen practice on this very special day Buddha Day 2018. Please confirm the attendance in advance. This is a great opportunity to Deepen the practice with teaching sessions and guided and silent meditation at Letchworth Dhamma Nikethanaya Buddhist Centre. Places are limited....

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05-05-2018 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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26-05-2018 Life Wellbeing Programme
Special Wellbeing Programmes One should attend at least once in life... ...

A special programme will be held to share the valuable teachings based in Buddhism for wellbeing and happiness in everyday life. You dont have to be a Buddhist to attend. Anybody can attend to it. It needs to be reserved in advance as places are limited. Please contact us to reserve your place....

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20-11-2018 Power of Chanting
Buddhist Mindfulness Chanting is Theraputic & Open to All ...

This is an excellent programme done by BBC Radio 4 By Ernie Rea on his programme "Beyond Belief" titled as Power of Chanting. Here Dr Sarah Shaw is doing an exceptional and well balanced representation to the meaning, breadth and depth of the Buddhist Chanting without diluting the authenticity. In enormous gratitude to them all and BBC R4, we publish this to share with our community....

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02-03-2018 Tribute to Parents in Sri Lanka
Second Year Remembrance Ceremony of Bhante Samitha's Beloved Mother in Sri Lanka ...

Venerable Bhante Samitha Akurala is visiting Sri Lanka to host a series of Special ceremonies to commemorate the Loving Memory of Beloved Mother Mrs Dedimuni Dasawathie Mendis on Full Moon Day 01st, 2nd & 03rd March 2018. Whole Night Pirith Chanting would be able to listen online from our website Dhamma TV Channel....

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14-04-2018 SRI LANKAN NEW YEAR
Sinhala & Hindu Sri Lankan New Year 2018 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 Saturday 14th April. All are welcome!...

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01-01-2018 Happy New Year Blessings
Special Blessings Pooja for a Healthy & Prosperous New Year 2018 ...

Special Pooja will take place at the centre for wishing a peaceful and prosperous New Year 2018 on Monday 01st January at 7AM & 5PM at the Centre. Please be on time. All are kindly invited to share blessings at the dawn of the brand new year 2018!...

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11-02-2018 Bellanwila Anunayaka Thero
Heartfelft Sympathies from Sri Lankan Sangha Sabha of United Kingdom ...

May Most Venerable Professor Bellanwila Wimalarathana Anunayaka Thera attain Supreme Bliss of Nibbana! This page is dedicated to share the personal messages for the Anunayake Thera. Special Memorial Service will be held on Sunday 11th February at 6PM at London Buddhist Vihara. All are kindly welcome to attend....

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09-12-2016 Sian Williams Resolutions
TV News Anchor Sian Williams Reveals how her life change ...

Resolutions tend to deny us the things we love. But reflecting on our experiences and recognising our fragility allows us to be kinder to ourselves and, in turn, build resilience. TV news anchor Sian Williams reveals how her battle with breast cancer made her appreciate what really matters in life...

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22-10-2017 Letchworth Annual Kathina Ceremony
Letchworth Dhamma Nikethanaya Annual Kathina Ceremony ...

The Annual Kathina Ceremony of Letchworth Dhamma Nikethanaya Buddhist Cultural & Meditation Centre was held on Sunday 22nd October 2017 at St Michael’s Church Hall in Letchworth. This was the 14th consecutive Ceremony held by Letchworth Dhamma Nikethanaya Community. A large gathering of Venerable monks and Over 300 hundred devotees, representing cosmopolitan member families participated....

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04-12-2017 Massive Storm Sri Lanka
Massive Storms and Cyclones Hits in Sri Lanka ...

Serious disturbances of the weather conditions are being reported and forecast in Sri Lanka. Recent storms caused 14 people died and 100 0000 affected. Further warning to have more serious situations. Please share the information and look after each other and keep the blessings for all!...

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22-10-2017 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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10-10-2017 Anxiety Depression is UP in UK
The UK Council for Psychotherapy called the numbers extremely worrying ...

Anxiety and depression among workers in the UK has hit a record high, rising by nearly a third in the last four years, new figures reveal. Research by the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP), seen exclusively by The Independent, shows that rates of moderate to extreme anxiety and depression among employees has soared by 30.5 per cent....

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09-11-2017 Mindfulness is a Powerful Tool
How Does Meditation Work? ...

For years now, meditation and mindfulness practices have been hot in the Western world. There are mindfulness exercises for work, for kids, for inmates. Really for any subset of people you can think of — there is a mindfulness practice out there. Everyone wants to know how they can use mindfulness to slow down yet stay productive....

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08-07-2017 Spiritual Rains Season Invitation
Invitation Ceremony to Vassana Three Months Rains Retreat Saturday 08th July 2017 ...

This year Vassana (Rainy Retreat) Season will be from 08th July 2017 till 22nd October 2017. 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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2017 Vassana Spiritual Rains Retreat Season
Dhamma Nikethanaya Annual Vassana (Spiritual Rains) Retreat Season from 08th July till 22nd October ...

Annual Vassana (Spiritual Rains) Retreat 2017 for Three Months of Letchworth Dhamma Nikethanaya Community commenced on 08th July until 22nd October. Kathina Ceremony will be held on Sunday 22nd October. All are Kindly invited to attend Meditation, Blessings Chanting, Daily Poojas & Dana activities during this Highest Blessed Season!...

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10-06-2017 Poson Full Moon Celebration
Special Meditation Retreat & POSON Full Moon Day Programme ...

A Special Meditation Retreat & Blessings Pooja will be held on Saturday 10th June 2017 at Dhamma Nikethanaya Buddhist Cultural Centre to mark the Poson Full Moon Day. Observing Eight Precepts will start at 9AM and Atavisi Buddha Vandana and Bodhi Pooja will start at 5PM. All are welcome to join!...

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08-05-2017 Anxiety Depression In UK
Two Thirds of British experience a Mental Health Problems Such as Anxiety or Depression ...

A new study by the Mental Health Foundation on the nation’s mental wellbeing revealed that the majority of Britons (65 per cent) have experienced a mental health problem....

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22-06-2017 BBC Three Counties Radio
Bhante Samitha at Nick Coffer Programme Talking about Mindfulness Meditation ...

Nick Coffer brings you local people, local places and the best music...

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02-03-2017 Mothers Remembrace Ceremony
Special Over night Chanting and Dana to Remember Beloved Mother ...

A Special Overnight Chanting of Pirith Ceremony was held on Wednesday 01st March and a dana ceremony was held on Thursday 02nd March to remember loving mother of Bhante Samitha who passed away one year ago. 51 monks and a nun attended the ceremony. May she attain Supreme Bliss of Nibbana!...

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25-01-2017 Mindfulness Stress Management
Mindfulness really is one of the best ways to tackle stress ...

A study found it can cut levels of stress hormones which can lead to high blood pressure. Researchers asked 89 participants with anxiety. Those who had practised mindfulness coped much better than those using conventional stress-busting tactics. Dr Elizabeth Hoge said: This is not just a fad, it has been around for thousands of years in Buddhist countries, and we have found it helps people in a very practical sense....

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14-01-2017 Community Open Day
Fun Smiles Food and Wisdom on Mindfulness Day ...

We had a great day! Thank you so much for Mrs Anne Howarth for organizing an amazing day with lots of nice food, laughter, fun, meditation, talks & wisdom... Looking forward to the next day..!...

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21-12-2016 Seasonal Meditation Sittings
Four Seasonal Meditation Sittings to End the Year ...

We host four meditation sessions to mark the seasonal time and to end the year blissfully and usher into the New Year with lots of strength and confidence. Anyone one drop in and join. All are free. If you wish to make a contribution, we are having a fund raising for our Child Sponsorship Project. We intend to give 100 needy children school bags and pair of shoes for New Year Schooling....

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13-11-2016 Letchworth Annual Kathina Ceremony
Community (Sangha) Day Celebration held at Brotherhood Hall Sunday 13th November 2016 ...

The Annual Kathina Ceremony of Letchworth Dhamma Nikethanaya Buddhist Cultural & Meditation Centre was held on Sunday 13th November 2016 at Brotherhood Hall. This was the 13th consecutive Kathina Ceremony or Community Day (Sangha Day) Celebration. This year was mainly sponsored by Mr Jaswanth & Mrs Nirmala Sunda and children Asok, Isha & Manisha, together with all the members....

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14-01-2017 Mindfulness Meet UP
Mindfulness Practitioners Get together from 5PM till 9PM ...

This Open Day Mindfulness Community portal is to create an opportunity to meet each other and share the experiences of their practice. If you are interested, please do get involve to be part of the family of Mindfulness Meditation Practitioners....

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17-11-2016 Why Do Buddhist Meditate
Why Do Buddhist Meditate ...

Meditation is making its way back on to the agenda of the 21st Century. From corporate executives who swear it helps them become more effective leaders, and school children in classrooms, to ordinary folk who find meditating gives them the tools to better deal with the stresses of modern life....

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27-10-2016 Mrs P A Asida
Loving Mother dearly remembered by Letchworth Dhamma Nikethanaya Community ...

Loving Mother of Mr Sujeewa Lokuwaduge passed away on 27th October In USA. Our thoughts are with all the family, Mr Sujeewa, Mrs Sujeewa, Harindi and Hasindu. May Loving Mother Attain Supreme Bliss of Nibbana..! A Candle is lit for her in our Community Memorial..!...

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09-09-2016 Mr Patric De Silva
Mr Patric De Silva May He Attain Supreme Bliss of Nibbana...! ...

Loving Father of Mr Ajith and Dearest father in law of Mrs Samanthi and Beloved Grand father of Kalana & Thenu passed away on 09th September 2016. He was well loved by them even few months ago by spending lots of time with him. We all at Letchworth Dhamma Nikethanaya share the deepest sympathies as Mr Ajith and Samanthi De Silva are very committed members of the Centre. A Candle is lit in our Community Web Memorial...! May Loving Father Attain Supreme Bliss of Nibbana..!...

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26-10-2016 Dhamma Talk By Ajahn Brahm
Cambridge University Buddhist Society Dhamma Talk ...

Cambridge University Buddhist Society hosts a special talk on Wednesday 26th October from 7.30PM till 9.30PM with a guided meditation and a discussion. The Guest Speaker is Ajahn Brahm, who is a renowned meditation teacher. We encourage everyone to attend this special and rare occasion....

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