SUNDAY 04th November 2018 AT ST MICHAEL'S CHURCH HALL Letchworth

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.

ANNUAL KATHINA CEREMONY

SUNDAY 04TH NOVEMBER 2018


LETCHWORTH DHAMMA NIKETHANAYA

BUDDHIST CULTURAL CENTRE

Ceremony Venue:

ST MICHAEL'S CHURCH HALL, LETCHWORTH

Broadway, Letchworth SG6 3PQ (Heart of the town centre)

All Car Parks are FREE PARKING on Sunday


We cordially invite you and all in your family to join our Annual Kathina Ceremony (Community Day Celebration) at Letchworth Dhamma Nikethanaya Buddhist Cultural and Meditation Centre.

Kathina Ceremony is the most significant meritorious deed in the Buddhist Tradition.


Dana (Generosity), Sila (Morality) & Bhavana (Meditation) are the key practices of the Buddhists. Kathina Dana is the highest among different types of generosity as it facilitates three months of spiritual practices. This Kathina Ceremony is the once in a year opportunity to gain merits. We invite you all in our community to share these blessings.

Dress Code: Please dress white and be prepared to the cold weather with enough thermals.

We had a very uplifting and accomplishing Spiritual Rains Vassana Retreat this year 2018.

Venerable monks of Letchworth Dhamma Nikethanaya Buddhist Cultural Centre, observed the Rainy Season Meditation Retreat on Sunday 29th Esala (July) Full Moon Day 2018, respecting the advice of the Fully Enlightened One. The Lord Buddha advised to spend The Three Month Rainy Retreat staying in one place fully focusing the advancements of spiritual, Meditation and Educational Development of oneself for the benefit of the noble society. At the end of the rainy season Buddhists celebrate The Kathina Ceremony as a mark of Gratitude to Venerable Monks by offering Robes, Gifts, Dana and Share the Merits. This ceremony is considered as a rare, greatest and noblest act as it can be celebrated in a temple only once a year.

Annual Ceremony of Dhamma Nikethanaya will be held on Sunday 04th November 2018 from 09PM to 03PM. You are kindly invited to attend this event, sponsor the gifts and robes to share the merits and contribute to the Dana (food) by making a dish to offer to the monks and share with the participants. Also we accept donations towards the cost of the event, hiring the hall, chairs and other necessities. All are cordially invited to attend this unique occasion.


May you and all in your family be well and happy!

With Metta,

Ven. A. Samitha, (Head of the Centre)

Tel: 01462 641 688 Mob: 07983 466 105



Principal Sponsors: Mr Santokh Lal Saroye & Mrs Usha Devi Saroye & Children Gaurav & Vishal together with Mr Des & Mrs Pushpa Raj and all the Devotees of the Temple. All are welcome to join by any offerings at this rare occasion.


Please Dress in White for the ceremony 

Programme: Sunday 04th November 2018

9.00 AM        Meeting at the Buddhist Centre to join in Blessings procession of Carrying the Kathina Robe

09.15 AM      Walking Meditation: Procession Starts from Buddhist Centre 69, Pix Road, Letchworth SG6 1PZ (All are encourage to join this wonderful walk with blessings to the whole community)

10.00 AM       Procession reaches to Ceremony Venue St Michael's Church Hall (Broadway, SG6 3PQ) with Material for Kathina Robe

10.10AM        Start Stitching the Robe (Sewing the robe)

10.15AM        Setting Up Kappa Rukka - Wish Fulfilling Tree

11 AM            Buddha Pooja & Sanghika Lunch Dana Offering to Monks

12.30PM        Kathina Robe Offering

12.45PM        Dhamma Talks In English, Sinhala & Hindi

01.15PM        Talk on Benefits of Mindfulness & Guided Meditation

01:40PM        Atavisi Buddha Pooja & Meditation & Seth Pirith Blessings By Venerable Akurala Samitha

02:00PM          Transferance of Merits and END of the Programme.

02.10PM        Lunch to All



Date: Sunday 04th November 2018

Time: 09AM

Venue: St. Michael's Church Hall - Broadway, Letchworth, SG6 3PQ

(All Car Parks Are Free on Sunday)


Dress Code: Please dress white and be prepared to the cold weather with enough thermals.


Offering Robes, Other Gifts Requisites (pooja) to the Venerable Monks can be sponsored by donating £50.00 OR General Donations Greatly Appreciated. Atapirikara (Eight Requisites) & (Sivuru pirikara) Robes is available to buy at the ceremony hall. 


All Are Welcome to come and share the blessings. You don’t have to bring anything. Your participation is greatly appreciated. If you still wish to contribute, you can attend to any of the following. Please check with the centre before you buy anything.



Following is an idea how people can contribute to help the ceremony a success. Please note these are not price tags as it is a special meritorious deed. Anyone can still attend as they wish to contribute.


1.    Monks Pirikara (Gifts) £50.00 each for 15 monks (£50 X 15)

2.    Offering a Robe to Monks = £25.00

3.    Offering Atapirikara (A Parcel of Eight Requisites) to monks = £50.00

4.    Travel Expenses for monks

5.    Ceremony Hall Hire £250.00

6.    Any General Donations are greatly appreciated for expenses.

7.   Hamper Gift parcels to Monks. Need 15 of them. Parcel need to include: Packet of razors, toothpaste, toothbrush, shaving cream, body wash, small pack of nuts & small packet of chocolate

8. Fruit Parcels for 15 Monks: One parcel can include: Mango, apple, orange, Pomegranates, grapes, pineapple (all wrapped in a clear sheet)

9.    Disposable for 200: Cups (for tea and water), Spoon, plates, serviettes, Kitchen papers

10. Table Clothes: disposable table cloth (big roll)

11. Fruit Juice: Apple, Pineapple, Mango

12. Water bottles: 2L normal water bottles

13. Food Preparations: Please contact the centre to get the list of food that need to be prepared. Mobile: 07983 466 105

14. Donations: Cheques can be made payable to “Letchworth Dhamma Nikethanaya”. If you wish to contribute online bank transfer, please call the centre to get the bank details



    Food List Click Here


Date: Sunday 04th November 2018

Time: 09AM

Venue: St Michael's Church Hall - Broadway, Letchworth, SG6 3PQ (All Car Parks are Free on Sunday)

Dress Code: Please dress white and be prepared to the cold weather with enough thermals.



























More details please contact the centre

Mobile: 07983 466 105

Centre: 01462 641 688


Venerable Monks Chanting of Dhamma Chakka Pavaththanaya Sutta on Esala Full Moon Day 29-07-2018

Devotees Attending Esala Full Moon Day Observations

1.    Devotees Attending Esala Full Moon Day Observations

Devotees attending Esala Full Moon Day Meditation Retreat

Devotees Attending Esala Full Moon Day Observations

Venerable Monks chanting Dhamma Chakka Pavaththanaya Sutta

Main Sponsors of the Annual Vassana Retreat

Venerabl Bhikkhu Assaji Delivering a Talk on Esala Full Moon Day

1.    Devotees Attending Esala Full Moon Day Observations

Esala Full Moon Day Vassana Rains Retreat Invitation Ceremony

Esala Full Moon Day Vassana Rains Retreat Invitation Ceremony

Dhamma Discussion on Esala Full Moon Day

Main Sponsors of the Annual Vassana Retreat 2018 Mr Santokh Lal Saroye, Mrs Usha Devi Saroye, & Sons Gaurav & Vishal Saroye & Co-sponsors Mr Des & Pushpa Raj and family

On Behalf of Centre Community Mr Manohar Summan and Mrs Rathnawalie Dep making the invitation to the monks to observe the Annual Vassana Rains Retreat 2018

Devotees making the offerings to Lord Buddha at Evening Bodhi Pooja

Devotees making the offerings to Lord Buddha at Evening Bodhi Pooja

Devotees attending Esala Full Moon Day Evening Bodhi Pooja and sharing blessings

Devotees receiving the blessings

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