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14-07-2024 Esala Full Moon Day
Annual Invitation Ceremony for Vassana Three Months Spiritual Rains Retreat ...

This year Vassana (Rains Retreat) Season will be from 14th July 2024 till 16th November 2024. You can sponsor a week during this three months holy period in order to share the noble merits and blessings of this sacred period. We will be hosting Special Blessings Pooja and protection chanting on every Saturday. You can sponsor any of these Saturday poojas....

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14-07-/16-11-2024 Annual Vas Retreat Season
Ayan Vassana Kalo This is the Spiritual Rains Retreat Season ...

This is the Annual Vassana Season (Three Months Spiritual Rains Retreat), holiest and most meritorios time. All are invited to participate this rare occation. You can sponsor any of the 12 week during this three months to gain highest blessings. If you would like to sponsor, please let us know....

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26-05-2024 Buddha Day Celebration
Vesak Full Moon Sunday 26th May 2024 Buddha Day Celebration ...

Special Programme to Celebrate Vesak Buddha Day on Full Moon Sunday 26th May 2024 from 8AM till 7PM with Sil (Observing High Precepts) Programme, Dhamma Talk on Noble Search (Ariyaparyeshana Sutta), Meditation, & Blessings Pooja on Atavisi Lord Buddhas. All are welcome to practice Dhamma on this Highest Blessed Day....

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20-04-2024 SRI LANKAN NEW YEAR
A Happy & Prosperous Sinhala & Hindu Sri Lankan New Year to All ...

All are cordially welcome to attend Sri Lankan New Year Blessings on Saturday 20th April 2024 From 9.30AM till 2.30PM. May there be healing and Protection with the Blessings of Noble Triple Gem.. Arogya parama labha - santutthi paramam dhanan - vissasa parama nathi - Nibbanan paramam sukhan (Dhammapada verse 204) “Health is the ultimate profit, happiness is the ultimate wealth, a trusted friend is the best relative, Nibbana is the ultimate bliss”...

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6PM Every Saturday Evening Bodhi Pooja Chanting
Join at temple or Online from Home Special Bodhi Pooja Dhamma Dana Programme ...

Dhamma Dana (Sharing Teachings). We have Regular Saturday Special Bodhi Pooja Dhamma Dana Programmes. Join Online or at temple. You can get all the temple services like Bodhi Pooja, Birthday Blessings, Seth Pirith Chanting, Remembering Departed Loved Ones and Transferring Merits, Offering Dana Pooja, Pansukula funeral Services, Bana Desana (Dhamma Talks), Children Dhamma School, Adults Meditation. This service is even better as our loved ones can join from any parts of the world....

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01-01-2024 Seasonal Greetings
Special Blessings Pooja Ceremony For Good Health and Progress ...

Wish you all A Happy New Year.! Special Pooja will take place at Letchworth Dhamma Nikethanaya Meditation Centre wishing you all a peaceful and prosperous New Year 2024 on Monday 01st January at 7AM - 9AM & 6PM. Centre will be opened whole day but monks will only available at those mentioned times. Please be on time. All are kindly invited to share blessings at the dawn of the New Year 2024! You can sponsor one of the 28 Buddha Pooja on this New Year Day Blessing....

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11-11-2023 Letchworth Kathina Highlights
Magnificent Memories of Letchworth Dhamma Nikethanaya Annual Kathina Ceremony 2023 ...

The Annual Kathina Ceremony of Letchworth Dhamma Nikethanaya Buddhist Cultural & Meditation Centre was held on Saturday 11th November 2023 at Free Church Hall. This was the 20th consecutive Kathina Ceremony or Community Day (Sangha Day) Celebration. This year was mainly sponsored by Mr Dharshana, Mrs Harshani Weerasinghe, Daughter Stesha & Son Shennon Family, Mr Sithanga Vithanage and Mrs Prashadi Family, Mr Thushan Sampath and Mrs Inoka Sandamali Family & all members of the Centre....

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11-11-2023 Letchworth Kathina Ceremony
Annual Kathina Ceremony Community Day 2023 at Letchworth Dhamma Nikethanaya Buddhist Centre ...

At the end of Three Months Rainy Season Meditation Retreat, Buddhists hosts The Annual Kathina Ceremony as a mark of gratitude to Venerable Monks by Offering Robes, Atapirikara, Dana & Gifts to share Blessings & Merits with all. 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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29-07-2023 Annual Vas Season Invitation
Esala Full Moon Day Blessings, Chanting Dhamma Chakka Pavattana Sutta ...

This is the Annual Vassana Season (Three Months Rainy Retreat), holiest and most meritorios time. All are invited to participate this rare occation. You can sponsor any of the 12 week during this three months to gain highest blessings. If you would like to sponsor, please let us know....

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04-06-2023 Poson Full Moon Celebration
Special Meditation Retreat & POSON (June) Full Moon Day Programme ...

A Special Meditation Retreat & Blessings Pooja will be held on Sunday 04th June 2023 at Letchworth Dhamma Nikethanaya Buddhist Meditation & Cultural Centre to mark the Poson Full Moon Day. Programme starts at 8.30AM and Finish By 6PM with Observing Sil, Meditation, Dhamma Talks, Discussions, Buddha Vandana, Bodhi Pooja, Children Programme and Blessings Protection Chanting. All are welcome to join....

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19-04-2023 Film About Dalai Lama
Never Forget Tibet: The Dalai Lama's Untold Story ...

One off Screening will take place nationwide accross the UK on 19th April 2023! All are recommended to watch this film....

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25-03-2023 Special Talks Blessings Ceremony
Ceremony to Mark the Birthdays of Venerable Monks ...

A Special Ceremony with Dhamma Talks, Meditation and Chanting Protection Blessings will be held on Saturday 25th March 2023 at 6PM to mark the birthdays of Venerable Monks. All are welcome to join this graceful occasion to share our gratitude for monks, parents and all the whole universe....

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05-02-2023 Navam Full Moon Poya Day
Special Blessings Bodhi Pooja and Seth Pirith Chanting at 6PM ...

Navam (February) Full Moon Poya Day is the second full moon poya day of the year. To mark this holy day we host a special bodhi pooja with blessings chanting at 6PM on Sunday 05th February 2023. All are welcome to attend....

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01-01-2023 Seasonal Greetings
Special Blessings Pooja Ceremony For Good Health and Progress ...

Wish you all A Happy New Year.! Special Pooja will take place at Letchworth Dhamma Nikethanaya Meditation Centre wishing you all a peaceful and prosperous New Year 2023 on Sunday 01st January at 7AM - 9AM & 6PM. Centre will be opened whole day but monks will only available at those mentioned times. Please be on time. All are kindly invited to share blessings at the dawn of the New Year 2023! You can sponsor one of the 28 Buddha Pooja on this New Year Day Blessing....

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19-12-2022 Deepest Sympathies
May Most Venerable Galayaye Piyadassi Nayaka Thero Attain Supreme Bliss of Nibbana! ...

The Chief Prelate (Sanghanayake) of United Kingdom and Chief Incumbent of Sri Saddhatissa International Buddhist Centre, Kingsbury London and The Honourable Patron of Sri Lanka Sangha Sabha of United Kingdom Aggamaha Panditha Most Venerable Galayaye Piyadassi Thera MBE passed away on Monday 19th December 2022 at the age of 76. Funeral will take place on Saturday 31st December 2022 at 10AM. The body will rest at the temple for public respect. May He Attain Supreme Bliss of Nibbana!...

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10-10-2022 Free School Jacket Distribution
Free Distribution of School Uniform Jackets (Sweatshirts) to 300 Very Poor Children (3-12 year olds) ...

Thank you for supporting us to give over 300 children in a very rural and cold areas, school uniform jackets (sweatshirts). It means a lot to them. If anyone would like to help in these schools please let us know. These were distributed in Nuwara Eliya, Bagavantalawa, Nonperial, Belihuloya, Balangoda Nagrak, Uggalduwa Pudukadu division in Sri Lanka...

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22-10-2022 Letchworth Kathina Ceremony
Annual Kathina Ceremony Community Day 2022 at Letchworth Dhamma Nikethanaya Buddhist Centre ...

At the end of Three Months Rainy Season Meditation Retreat, Buddhists hosts The Annual Kathina Ceremony as a mark of gratitude to Venerable Monks by Offering Robes, Atapirikara, Dana & Gifts to share Blessings & Merits with all. 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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1950-2022 Bhikkhu Gonulle Assaji Maha Thero
Most Venerabel Bhikkhu Gonulle Assaji Maha Thero Passed Away ...

We are deeply sadden to share the news that Most Venerable Bhikkhu Gonulle Assaji Maha Thero passed away suddenly but peacefully at London Croydon hospital on Vap Full Moon Sunday 09th October 2022. Further religious and funeral arrangements will be arranged later. If you wish to get more information please contact us with following mobile numbers....

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10/17-09-2022 Binara Full Poya Day
Special Atavisi (28) Sam Buddha Pooja Blessings Ceremony ...

Binara (September) Full Moon Day marks the second month completion of the sacred vassana rains retreat season. Historically it commemorates the sacred day that the Buddhist Nun's Order (Bhikkhuni Sasana) was established. We observe this holy day with a special Atavisi Sam Buddha Pooja Blessings Programme on Saturday 17th September 2022 at 4.30PM. You can sponsor one of the 28 Sam Buddha Pooja by taking a Atapirikara or Sivuru (Robes). If you would like to take part, please contact the centre....

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08-09-2022 May HM The Queen Attain Nibbana!
Our Deepest Sympathies! Her Majesty The Queen Elizabeth II (1926-2022) ...

We are mindful in solidarity with the waves after waves of nations' sorrow, over the loss of the rock, the Great Britain is built. The best of the world and the embodiment of humanity. Sending Our Deepest Sympathies! Rest In Peace!...

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10-09-2022 Dhamma School Programme
3PM-5PM: Children's Dhamma School Programme Every 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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13-08-2022 Nikini Full Moon Poya Day
NIKINI (AUGUST) FULL DAY SIL PROGRAMME SPIRITUAL MEDITATION RETREAT PRACTICE ...

A Special Open Day to Practice Dhamma & Meditation. Nikini (August) Full Moon Day marks the sign of the completion of the first month of the Annual Four Months Retreat. We invite all our friends to join our day programme in order to celebrate our spiritual practice by further discerning the morality, generosity and meditation wisdom....

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12-06-2022 Sri Lanka Urgent Appeal
Please help us to Send Those Essential Items Immediately to Sri Lanka ...

Due to economic crisis in Sri Lanka many children and pregnant mothers are facing life threatening circumstances in maternity at Rural Hospitals in Sri Lanka. We urgently need the following. Please kindly help to send those items immediately. You can directly order or drop them at our temple address. More Details Contact: 07944 13 53 14 or 07983 466 105 We hope to send as we receive the support. Our next deadline is Sunday 12th June....

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26-03-2022 Special Dana Blessings Pooja
Merits Transfer to Late Parents & 50th Birthday Blessings to Venerable Bhante Akurala Samitha ...

A Special Dana Ceremony will be held on Saturday 26th March 2022 from 10AM till 3PM to Transfer Merits to Late Father Mr Sobhanahandi Siripala De Silva on 03rd Month and Late Mother Mrs Dedimuni Dasawathi Mendis on 6th Year and also to mark the 50th Birthday of Venerable Bhante Akurala Samitha. Over 30 monks are being invited to this graceful occasion and all are invited to participate. More details are please contact 07983 466 105 or 07944 13 53 14....

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27/20/13/06-03-2022 Mindfulness Meditation Webinar
Series of 04 Talks on Dependent Origination: Part One: Circle of Birth and Death in Mindfulness ...

Mindfulness Meditation Centre presents our next Online Webinar on Sunday 06th, Sunday 13th, Sunday 20th and Sunday 27th March 2022 at 7-9PM on Dependent Origination. This is the first talk on a series of four talks on Circle of Birth and Death. All are welcome to join. Registration may only necessary for those who are new to the centre and wish to receive updates....

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02-02-2022 Deepest Sympathies
7th Day Dhamma Sermon & Lunch Sanghika Dana Offering Special Ceremony ...

Special Dhamma Sermon on Tuesday 01st February 2022 at 7PM (Sri Lankan Time) 1.30PM (UK Time) & Lunch Dana Offering to Venerable Monks on Wednesday 02nd February 2022 at 11.15AM (Sri Lankan Time) 5.45AM (UK Time). To Transfer Merits to Loving Parents of Venerable Bhante Akurala Samitha. May Loving Father Mr S. H. Siripala De Silva & Mother Mrs Dedimuni Dasawathie Mendis Attain Supreme Bliss of Nibbana.! More Details Please contact: 07944 13 53 14 Updates will be available on our website too.....

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01-01-2022 Blessing A Very Happy New Year
You Can Sponsor Online Special Blessings Pooja for a Healthy & Prosperous New Year 2022 ...

Wish you all A Happy New Year..! Special Online Blessings Pooja will take place at Letchworth Dhamma Nikethanaya Meditation Centre for wishing a peaceful and prosperous New Year 2022 on Saturday 01st January at 6PM. Please Join on time from Zoom to Our Online Temple. All are kindly invited to share blessings at the dawn of the brand new year 2022! You can sponsor one of the 28 Buddha Pooja on this New Year Day Blessing....

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19-12-2021 Mindfulness Meditation Webinar
How to Overcome Distractions and Stay Focus through Mindfulness Meditation Practice ...

Mindfulness Meditation Centre presents our next Online Webinar on Sunday 19th December 2021 at 7-9PM on Mindfulness, Distractions & How to Improve the Quality Concentration. All are welcome to join. Registration may only necessary for those who are new to the centre and wish to receive updates....

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28-11-2021 Mindfulness Meditation Webinar
What is Your True Self? Mindfulness: Five Aggregates of Clinging ...

Mindfulness Meditation Centre presents our next Online Webinar on Sunday 28th November 2021 at 7-9PM on What is Your True Self? Mindfulness: Five Aggregates of Clinging. By Dr Kamal Witharana (MD, MSc, FRSPH, PTLLS, IfI). All are welcome to join. Registration may only necessary for those who are new to the centre and wish to receive updates....

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20-11-2021 Ill Full Moon Poya Day Blessings Pooja
Gratitude Sharing Blessing Pooja To Venerable Dickwelle Seelasumana Thero as he turns to Sri Lanka ...

We host a special blessings programme to appreciate the service rendered by Most Venerable Dickwelle Seelasumana Thero on Saturday 20th November 2021 at 6PM as he returns to Sri Lanka next week, after being a resident monks for nearly two years, especially at a very difficult time during the Covid-19 Pandemic period helping all our community. This is also to mark his birthday and Ill (November) Full Moon Poya Day. All are invited to join online and contribute as they like....

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