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6PM Every Saturday Evening Bodhi Pooja Chanting
Every Saturday Evening Bodhi Pooja & Seth Pirith Protection Blessings Chanting ...

All our temple activities continue from online programmes. 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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5PM Every Saturday Children Dhamma Programme
Children Dhamma & Meditation Programme ...

All our temple activities continue from online programmes. 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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7/9-05-2020 Buddha Day Celebration
Vesak Full Moon Thursday 07th & Saturday 09th May 2020 Online Buddha Day Celebration ...

Online Temple Special Programme to Celebrate Vesak Buddha Day on Full Moon Wednesday 07th May 2020 9AM, 11.30AM & 6PM (UK Time) with Observing Sil (Observing High Precepts) Programme, Dhamma Talk, Meditation, & Blessings Pooja. On Saturday 09th May Children Programme at 1PM Dhamma Talk Children Vesak Presentation and 2PM Children & Adults Programme with Short Meditation, Dhamma Discussion & Chanting. All are welcome to practice Dhamma on this Highest Blessed Day....

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29-04-2020 Up Coming Online Events
Getting the Benefits of the Centre at this Difficult Times ...

We would like to host online programmes to extend our services during this very difficult time... All our Blessings Chanting, Meditation Programmes and other services can be delivered online. This also gives the opportunity to make a contribution to the centre to upkeep the centre activities. Centre needs your support and please contribute considerately to upkeep the centre....

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13-04-2020 SRI LANKAN NEW YEAR
A Happy & Prosperous Sinhala & Hindu Sri Lankan New Year to All ...

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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08-02-2020 Special Blessings Bodhi Pooja
Special Bodhi Pooja Blessings Meditation & Pirith Chanting ...

There will be a special Bodhi Pooja Blessings Pirith Chanting and Meditation on Saturday 08th February at 6PM till 7PM at Letchworth Dhamma Nikethanaya Buddhist Meditation Centre. All are welcome....

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01-02-2020 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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01-01-2020 A Very Happy New Year
Special Blessings Pooja for a Healthy & Prosperous New Year 2020 ...

Wish you all A Happy New Year..! Special Pooja will take place at Letchworth Meditation Centre for wishing a peaceful and prosperous New Year 2020 on Wednesday 01st January at 7AM - 11AM & 5PM at Letchworth Centre. Please be on time. All are kindly invited to share blessings at the dawn of the brand new year 2020!...

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02-11-2019 Kathina Ceremony Photos
Memories of Letchworth Dhamma Nikethanaya Annual Kathina Ceremony ...

Thank you all so much for supporting and participating and big part of our Letchworth Dhamma Nikethanaya Kathina Ceremony Community Day Celebration. All the ceremony went very well. 35 Most Venerable Buddhist Monks attended to grace the occasion with blessings. We are very grateful to the children who made the procession a very colourful and beautiful....

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02-11-2019 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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08-09-2019 Meditation Blessings Programme
Open Day for Mindfulness Meditation & Evening Bodhi Pooja Blessings ...

We host this open day for Mindfulness Meditation Sessions to provide the opportunity for the community and also for those who interested to meet up and practice few minutes. We host two Mindfulness Meditation Sessions at 10AM and 2PM. Do feel free to visit the centre on Sunday 08th September 2019 and also join any of those two sessions....

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14-07-2019 Spiritual Rains Season Invitation
Invitation Ceremony to Vassana Three Months Rains Retreat Sunday 14th July 2019 ...

This year Vassana (Rainy Retreat) Season will be from 14th July 2019 till 02nd November 2019. 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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2019 Vassana Spiritual Rains Retreat Season
Dhamma Nikethanaya Annual Vassana (Spiritual Rains) Retreat Season from 14th July till 10th November ...

Annual Vassana (Spiritual Rains) Retreat 2019 for Three Months of Letchworth Dhamma Nikethanaya Community commenced on 14th July until 10th November. Kathina Ceremony will be held on Sunday 02nd November. All are Kindly invited to attend Meditation, Blessings Chanting, Daily Poojas & Dana activities during this Highest Blessed Season!...

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06-07-2019 Special Dhamma Talk in Sinhala
Milton Keynes Vihara Organizes a Special Dhamma Talk in Sinhala & Vassana Aradhana Ceremony ...

Milton Keynes Vihara is delighted to invite you all to attend two events on Saturday 06th July. A very special dhamma talk delivered by Most Venerable Dr Mawarale Bhaddhiya Thero at 3PM at Milton Keynes Peace Pagoda, Willen, MK15 0BA. And Also Vassana Aradhana Invitation Ceremony Pooja for the First Annual Rains Retreat at 5PM at the Vihara 3, Aldrich Drive Willen MK15 9HP...

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15-06-2019 Poson Full Moon Celebration
Special Meditation Retreat & POSON Full Moon Day Programme ...

A Special Meditation Retreat & Blessings Pooja will be held on Saturday 15th June 2019 at Dhamma Nikethanaya Buddhist Cultural Centre to mark the Poson Full Moon Day. Observing Eight Precepts and meditation retreat will start at 8AM and Atavisi Buddha Vandana and Bodhi Pooja will start at 5PM. All are welcome to join!...

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21-04-2019 Special Blessings To Sri Lanka
Our Blessings With those who affected on Easter Sunday in Sri Lanka ...

Letchworth Dhamma Nikethanaya & Milton Keynes Vihara wish to offer heartfelt condolences and prayers to the people in Sri Lanka and those affected in the United Kingdom and other part of the world with the very unfortunate attack to hotels and churches....

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19-05-2019 Buddha Day Celebration
Vesak Full Moon Sunday 19th May 2019 Buddha Day Celebration ...

Special Programme to Celebrate Vesak Buddha Day on Full Moon Sunday 19th May 2019 from 8AM 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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14-04-2019 SRI LANKAN NEW YEAR
Sinhala & Hindu Sri Lankan New Year 2019 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 and Milton Keynes Vihara on Saturday 14th, 15th, 17th & 28th April. All are welcome!...

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25-12-2018 Children Cloth Appeal
Donating Free Clothes to Children for Dhamma School Uniforms ...

Clothes Appeal! Mindfulness Community Charity Fund Raising. We need 16 Cloth Reel Rolls. One is £45/=. 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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23-12-2018 Unduvap Full Moon Day Programme
Meditation Retreat & Sil Programme on Last Full Moon of the Year ...

We host a day programme from 7AM till 6PM on last Full Moon Day of the year Unduvap Full Moon Day. This day we remember the Theri Sanghamittha and Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi....

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04-11-2018 Letchworth Kathina Ceremony Report
Letchworth Dhamma Nikethanaya Annual Kathina Ceremony 2018 Highlights & Report ...

The Annual Kathina Ceremony of Letchworth Dhamma Nikethanaya Buddhist Cultural & Meditation Centre was held on Sunday 04th November 2018 at St Michael’s Church Hall in Letchworth. This was the 15th 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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17-09-2018 Mindfulness Brain Training
Three Types of Meditation-Based Mental Training ...

As citizens of the 21st century, we face many problems that come with an industrialized and globalized world. I’m not a lawyer or a politician, but a psychologist and neuroscientist. So research on how to train helpful mental and social capacities is my way to contribute to a more healthy, communal, and cooperative civilization....

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30-04-2018 Mindfulness Stops Dementia
Mindfulness could help to stave off dementia, research suggests ...

Mindfulness and meditation could stave off dementia, research suggests. Analysis of research involving 30,000 people found that those who suffered moderate to severe anxiety in mid-life were more likely to develop dementia years later....

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06-05-2014 Mindfulness Guide
Mindfulness: a cheat's guide to achieving it ...

Chances are that you know what mindfulness is. After all, the ancient Buddhist meditation has been around for centuries, and lately it’s become so popular that large City firms are now recommending it to stressed-out bankers. Schools, too, are adopting the practice to help children focus. The US military offers mindfulness trainings to marines, and it’s even taught at Harvard....

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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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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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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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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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