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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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03-12-2016 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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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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13-11-2016 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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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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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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17-07-2016 Spiritual Rains Season Invitation
Invitation Ceremony to Vassana Three Months Rains Retreat Sunday 17th July 2016 ...

This year Vassana (Rainy Retreat) Season will be from 17th July 2016 till 13th November 2016. 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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2016 Vassana Spiritual Rains Retreat Season
Dhamma Nikethanaya Annual Vassana (Spiritual Rains) Retreat Season from 17th July till 13th November ...

Annual Vassana (Spiritual Rains) Retreat 2016 for Three Months of Letchworth Dhamma Nikethanaya Community commenced on 17th July until 13th November. Kathina Ceremony will be held on Sunday 13th November. All are Kindly invited to attend Meditation, Blessings Chanting, Daily Poojas & Dana activities during this Highest Blessed Season!...

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20-11-2016 Cambridge University Dhamma Talk
Ask a Monk..? How to Break Through Life Obstacles.. ...

Life is a series of questions. Buddhism offers a guidance to find right solutions, leading us both to worldly success and also to enlightenment. Venerable Samitha will start the session with a short introduction on how to apply Buddhist teachings to break through obstacles. You are welcome to bring your questions related to Buddhism, meditation, or any thing in life to find out answers through Buddhist teachings....

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19-06-2016 Poson Full Moon Celebration
Special POSON Full Moon Day Programme ...

A Special Blessings Pooja will be held on Sunday 19th June 2016 at Dhamma Nikethanaya Buddhist Cultural Centre to mark the Poson Full Moon Day. Atavisi Buddha Vandana and Bodhi Pooja will start at 4PM and food sharing will take place at the end of the programme. All are welcome to join!...

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05-06-2016 Third Month Remembrance Dana
Dana Pinkama to Remember Beloved Mother of Bhante Samitha ...

A Blissful Ceremony was held at Letchworth Dhamma Nikethanaya on Sunday 05th June 2016 to remember Venerable Bhante Samitha’s Beloved Mother Mrs D D Mendis on Third Month. Dana was offered to over 17 monks representing all the temple in UK. Bhante Samitha is a very grateful all the monks who attended the Dana Ceremony with such affection. Bhante Samitha is very grateful to all the devotees and friends who support in numerous way to make the ceremony a great success....

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22-05-2016 Vesak Full Moon Day Celebration
Vesak Full Moon Day Celebration ...

Letchworth Dhamma Nikethanaya Vesak Full Moon Buddha Day Celebration highlights...

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21-05-2016 Mindfulness Meditation Retreat
Retreat Day of Mindfulness Meditation ...

Practitioners can join One Day Retreat on Mindfulness Meditation on Highly Spiritual Wesak Buddha Day. Please confirm the attendance in advance. This is a great to Deepen the practice with guided and silent meditation on this very special Buddha Day of Wesak at Letchworth Dhamma Nikethanaya Buddhist Centre...

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22-05-2016 Buddha Day Celebration
Vesak Full Moon Sunday 22nd May 2016 Buddha Day Celebration ...

Special Programme to Celebrate Vesak Buddha Day on Full Moon Sunday 22nd May 2016 from 9AM till 5PM 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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02-04-2016 All Souls Day
Transfering Merits to Departed on All Souls Day ...

We host this event to join our members to remember all our departed relatives and friends. No need to bring anything. We serve the food. Please record your attendcance to prepare food for us. Come and join to light a candle and do a chanting of blessing and transfer merits....

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25-03-2016 Dana Blessings Ceremony
Bhante Samitha remembered his Beloved Mother on his Birthday ...

We share the gratitude and merits with all thosewho supported to join in Venerable Bhante Samitha's Birthday to remeber his beloved mother on Friday 25th March 2016! It was a very good day of blessings! May the Beloved Mother Mrs Dasawathie Mendis attain Supreme Bliss of Nibbana!...

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25-03-2016 Blessings Pooja
Offerings to Lord Buddha and Bodhi Pooja Blessings Ceremony ...

We host a special Event to mark the Birthday of Venerable Bhante Samitha and Madin (March) Full Moon Day on Good Friday 25th March 2016 at 11AM. All are welcome....

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02-03-2016 Mrs Dedimuni Dasawathie Mendis
May Loving Mother Attain Supreme Bliss of Nibbana ...

Mrs Dedimuni Dasawathie Mendis is the beloved mother of Bhante Samitha. She was a mother of four children and lived 80 years. She passed away on Wednesday 02nd March 2016 and funeral was held on Saturday 05th March 2016 at her residence "Lakmali House" Senerath Mawatha, Akurala Kahawa Sri Lanka. May she attain Supreme bliss of Nibbana...

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01-01-2016 Happy New Year Blessings
Special Blessings Pooja for a Healthy & Prosperous New Year 2016 ...

Special Pooja will take place at the centre for wishing a peaceful and prosperous New Year 2016 on Friday 01st January at 5PM at the Centre. All are kindly invited to share blessings at the dawn of the brand new year 2016!...

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10-10-2016 World Mental Health Day
World Mental Health Day - Helping raise awareness ...

We share this article on Midweek Mercury News Paper on Wednesday 12th October 2016. We too are working hard to make people realize the value and power Mindfulness. It can change the life....

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15-11-2015 Kathina Ceremony Report
Letchworth Dhamma Nikethanaya Annual Kathina Ceremony 2015 Highlights ...

Annual Kathina Ceremony Sangha (Spiritual Community) Day Celebration of Letchworth Dhamma Nikethanaya was held for the 12th consecutive year with great success with the participation of over 300 people and 14 Venerable Monks. Principal sponsor of the year 2015 was Mr Sujeewa & Mrs Sujeewa, Harindi and Hasidu Lokuwaduge family together with all the members under the guidance of Bhante Samitha...

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22-09-2016 Brains Dark Energy
Neuroscience: The Brain's Dark Energy ...

Mindfulness is a very effective way of training the brain and mind to have wellbeing and happiness in everyday life. Modern researches in Neuroscience have proven factual evidences, that Mindfulness teachings have the right tools to improve our life such as pay attention and change the patterns of brain and our attitude and behaviour. We share these programmes as those show lots of compatibilities of what we teach in our courses on Mindfulness for stress reduction and other health benefits....

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21-09-2016 Does The Brain Rest
Does the brain rest ...

Modern researches in Neuroscience have proven factual evidences, that Mindfulness teachings have the right tools to improve our life such as pay attention and change the patterns of brain and our attitude and behaviour. We share these programmes as those show lots of compatibilities of what we teach in our courses on Mindfulness for stress reduction and other health benefits....

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26-07-2015 Annual Retreat Invitation Ceremony
Dhamma Nikethanaya Annual Vassana Retreat Season 26th July – 15th November 2015 ...

Vassana 2015 is the Annual Spiritual Rains Three Months Retreat held in any temple. This year inauguration ceremony was held on Esala Full Moon Sunday 26th July 2015 by Mr Sujeewa & Mrs Sujeewa Lokuwaduge and children Harindi and Hasidu as main sponsors; in collaboration with all the devotees and friends. This marks the annual retreat period as 26th July till 15th November....

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19-05-2016 SL Flood Victims Appeal
Our Relatives, Friends and Fellow Beloved Sri Lankas need your help ...

Unusual Flood and landslides has disrupted over 400000 people and 300000 people lost their lives. Over 200 People lost their lives. Everyday becomes difficult as they are desperately in need of drinking water and food. We raise funds to provide them drinking water, food, clothes and sanitary facilities. We are much concerned about the children who lost their books and school items and intend to help them repair their houses too. Please help us to help them....

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26-04-2015 Nepal Earthquake Appeal
Nepal earthquake: Rescue effort intensifies: Desperate Help Appreciated! ...

Desperate Appeal to help the Victims of Nepal Earthquake. Please help! in whatever way you can. Our Brother Monk is originally from that area and desperately in need of help! Our hearts are with them and continue to chanting of Blessings for them. Do join in solidarity! May they all find the peace & Strength to rebuild their lives soon!...

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20-10-2015 Mindfulness Health Potentials
Mindfulness has huge health potential – but McMindfulness is no panacea ...

Mindfulness is rapidly becoming a global phenomenon, supported by increasingly rigorous scientific research, and driven in part by a longing for new practices that might help us to better apprehend and solve the challenges that threaten our health. Mindful Nation UK, based on evidence presented to an all-party group of the UK parliament, carries enormous promise for health policy in Britain and the wider world....

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15-12-2014 Mrs Balvinder Kaur Summan
Mrs Balvinder Kaur Summan Passed Away on Monday 15th December 2014 ...

We sadly missed 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. May She Attain Supreme Bliss of Nibbana! A Candle is lit for you at our community web memorial!...

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02-11-2014 Letchworth Annual Kathina Ceremony
Letchworth Annual Kathina Ceremony Highlights 02-11-2014 ...

Annual Kathina Ceremony of Letchworth Dhamma Nikethanaya Buddhist Cultural Centre was colourfully held on 02nd November 2014. This was the 11th consecutive Kathina ceremony of the centre. This year ceremony was dedicated in Tribute to the Loving Parents specially inviting loving parents of Venerable Bhante Akurala Samitha from Sri Lanka. A day programme went in grand scale with a large number venerable monks and over two hundred gathering of cosmopolitan members of the community....

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