Remembering With Blessings Our Loved Ones as Blessed Lotus in Happy Land

Obituaries of Dhamma Nikethananaya Community

Greatly Ever Remembered! With Deepest Sympathies, we hereby wish to announce the passing away of our dearest friends Wishing The Lasting Happiness "Nibbana" by liberating from all suffering! This also creates an opportunity to offer blessings, share condolences, messages or greetings to those loved ones who are no longer with us. A candle is lit for you!



May All Attain Supreme Bliss of Nibbana..!

“Vaya Dhamma Sankara..”

“All conditioned and compounded things have the nature of decay and disintegration.”

"Anicca vata sankhara, uppadavaya-dhammino;  uppajjitva nirujjhanti, tesam vupasamo sukho."

“All that arises, O how unlasting, Increase and swift decay, such is life. All that has arisen, all that must pass away. No more to rise or fall, that peace (Nibbana) is best.” By Lord Buddha - Mahaparinibbana-sutta, Digha-nikaya

May You Attain Supreme Bliss of Nibbana..!


Deepest Sympathies from Venerable Akurala Samitha and all devotees at

Letchworth Dhamma Nikethanaya Buddhist Cultural Centre.

69, Pix Road, Letchworth Garden City Hertfordshire SG6 1PZ

Sad Announcements of Great Remembrances... with Deepest Sympathies...:

May You Attain Supreme Bliss of Nibbana..!

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Mrs Rathnawalie Dep

30th December 1935 – 16th July 2021 

Deepest Sympathies…

From Venerable Akurala Samitha and all Venerable Monks and Devotees at

Letchworth Dhamma Nikethanaya Buddhist Meditation Centre.

Mrs Rathnawalie Dep was born on 30th December 1935 in Colombo 10 in Sri Lanka and migrated to United Kingdom in 1995 and since lived in Letchworth with her Husban Mr Andrew Dep who worked for Royal Air Force and two children Daughter Mrs Khushlani & Son Mr Khushil. She passed away on Friday 16th July 2021 at the age of 85 years.

She served as a teacher in Sri Lanka and worked at Gothami Girls’ School in Colombo 10 Sri Lanka.

She was a dedicated found member and a strong supporter from the inception of Letchworth Dhamma Nikethanaya Buddhist Meditation Centre and served as the Honourable Secretary to make it thrives from registration as UK Registered Charity to the current situation.

She worked very hard with temple activities and we all in our community deeply appreciate all of her contribution. She is greatly missed and wish Mrs Rathnawalie Dep A Supreme Bliss of Nibbana.!

Together we will remember the Beloved Mother and wish her Supreme Bliss of Nibbana..!



Mrs P A Asida

14th April 1930 – 27th October 2016  

     We all at The Dhamma Nikethanaya Buddhist Centre UK were so sad to hear the news of passing away of Loving Mother of Mr Sujeewa Lokuwaduge. Our hearts and minds with full of wholesome thoughts are with them and everyone in their family at this difficult time. 

Mr Sujeewa Lokuwaduge is a long standing and dedicated member of our temple, Letchworth Dhamma Nikethanaya. Beloved mother was in our thoughts at her final days and hours and she experienced a peaceful and blissful departure in blessings of venerable monks and all the family.

All at Letchworth Dhamma Nikethanaya Buddhist Meditation and Cultural Centre are deeply sadden and share the deepest sympathies with Mr Sujeewa Lokuwaduge and family.

Mr Sujeewa Lokuwaduge, Mrs Sujeewa and their loving children Harindi and Hasindu and all are very affectionate members of our community. Our thoughts are with you all.

Together we will remember the Beloved Mother and wish her Supreme Bliss of Nibbana..!




Mr Patric De Silva

(09th September 2016)

  May He Attain Supreme Bliss of Nibbana..!

It is with great sadness we share deepest sympathies with Mr Ajith De Silva & family on his beloved father’s passing away.

They are very affectionate and committed members of our community work. They made our dhamma work possible in Milton Keynes. They have given lots of support to make things happen. We all are very grateful to it. What they supported to begin now progressing very well.

May I take this opportunity to think of all the blessings of those numerous help and may those blessings be with their beloved parents. I know such human qualities derives very much from excellent parents nurturing and naturing. That is why they also work hard in the community to give it into the young children too.

All our members at Letchworth Dhamma Nikethanaya and Milton Keynes wish to share their thoughts with Mr Ajith De Silva and Mrs Samanthi and Children Kalana and Thenu.

May their beloved father Mr Patric De Silva Attain Supreme Bliss of Nibbana!





Mrs Dedimuni Dasawathie Mendis

Date of Birth: 20-02-1936         Date of Death: 02-03-2016

May She Attain Supreme Bliss of Nibbana!


It is with great sadness, we share the condolences of passing away of a great mother, Mrs Dedimuni Dasawathie Mendis in Sri Lanka. She had four children and youngest is the Venerable Akurala Samitha (Bhante Samitha).


We are very grateful to all thosewho share their sympathies at this very difficult time. Third Month Commemoration Ceremony will be held on Sunday 04th June at Letchworth Dhamma Nikethanaya. Please accept this as a personal invitation to you, to be with us to perform this spiritual blessings and merits transference at the third months to our beloved mother.






15th December 2014

Mrs Balvinder Kaur Summan 

We convey the sad dismiss of 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. She has been an inspirational blessing from the beginning of Dhamma Nikethanaya Buddhist Community activities in Letchworth Garden City. Her determined support was extended to bring up a Buddha Vihara in Letchworth and continuous existence for the benefits of our wider community. She enjoyed looking after all the welfare of the monks with great respect and mother alike affection. She was very generous, faithful to Noble Triple Gem, kind and considerate about our community. Bhante Samitha (as the Head of the Centre) and all monks and the community wish to convey our heartfelt sympathies in greatly missed remembrance to her family, with a Blessings prayer for her to the certainty of everlasting happiness in Nibbana! May She Attain Supreme Bliss of Nibbana! A Candle is lit for you at our community memorial! Read More Please CLICK HERE




 14th August 2013

Mr Kishan Chand Summan (03rd January 1931 - 14th August 2013)

With deepest sympathy, we wish to convey the sad message of the passing way of Mr Kishan Chand Summan peacefully in blessings on Wednesday 14th August 2013. From the inception to date of our Centre and the Dhamma Nikethanaya Community he has been a huge inspiration in our activities. While leading a wonderful Buddhist life with values, he became a great example to adopt him for his own family of four generation. He also made a big impact to bring a Buddhist Centre into Letchworth Garden City. On behalf Bhante Samitha (Head of the Centre) and all the monks and other members of the community we wish to convey our heartfelt condolences in great remembrance to his family, wishing him everlasting happiness in Nibbana! Funeral will take place on Wednesday 21st August 2013 at 12:30PM. Centre will host a short remembrance by offering dana to Buddha & Bhikkhu Sangha on Wednesday 21st August 2013 at 11PM to mark the seventh day. May he attain supreme bliss of Nibbana! Read More please CLICK HERE.



01st May 2012

Dr N.D.G Leslie MBBS, FRC (Psych), MF (Homs) (06th May 1928  - 01st May 2012)

Our Heartfelt Condolences to the family of Dr N.D.G Leslie was born on 06th May 1928 and Passed away very peacefully on 01st May 2012. THE FUNERAL took place at Harwood Park Crematorium Stevenage at 11AM on Thursday 24th May 2012. May He attain Supreme Bliss of Nibbana! For more please CLICK HERE.



15th February 2012

Mr Brian England (05th October 1923 – 15th February 2012)

It is with great sadness, we write this to convey the sad message of the passing away of Mr Brian England in the early hours on Wednesday 15th February 2012. His funeral will take place at Wilbury Hill Cemetery, Letchworth on Friday 24th February 2012 at 2:30PM. Mr Brian became a good friend of us (LDN-BCC) and obtained the membership of the centre. Ever Since his introduction to Buddhism & our centre, last two years, he was extremely benefited with The Buddhist Teachings and services provided by our centre and he had a great interest about Buddhism and Meditation. During his last few days in the Lister Hospital, Venerable Monks and few members of the centre and Meditation Groups attended to Get Well Blessing Peace Chanting and we supported him every way to make him feel happy and peaceful. He and his loving family appreciated it so much. May he attain supreme bliss of Nibbana! Read More please CLICK HERE.