Vassana Monks Observing Three Months Rains Retreat

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.

Esala Full Moon Day Vas Aradhana Pinkama

Traditional Invitation Ceremony for

Annual Three Months Rains Retreat 2023

At Letchworth Dhamma Nikethanaya Buddhist Meditation Centre

A blissful ceremony was held to observe the significances of Esala (July) Full Moon Poya Day at Letchworth Dhamma Nikethanaya Buddhist meditation Centre on Saturday 29th July 2023.

The Traditional Invitation was respectfully offered to Most Venerable Monks at Letchworth Dhamma Nikethanaya Buddhist Centre to observe the Annual Three Months Spiritual Retreat 2023.

Most Venerable Monks Chanted the First Discourse delivered By the Blessed One, Dhamma Chakkhapavattana Sutta together with a special blessings pooja and gave Dhamma Talks both in Sinhala & English explaining the significances of the Esala Full Moon Poya Day and Vas Aradhana (Invitation to Three Months Retreat).

The Main Sponsors for This Year Vas Invitation and Kathina Ceremony 2023 were

  • Mr Dharshana, Mrs Harshani Weerasingha, Daughter Stesha, Son Shennon and family.

Most Venerable Akurala Samitha Thera and Most Venerable Dammala Piyananda Thero attended the ceremony and proceeded to observe the three months rains retreat (vassana) at the vihara (centre).

Devotees are welcome to participate weekly Special Pooja, Chanting Protection Blessings (Seth Pirith), Monthly Full Moon Day Programmes, Meditation Retreats, Dhamma Talks and many more blissful ceremonies during this Holy Three Months.

Devotees can sponsor one of the 12 weeks of the three months. Suggested Donation to support temple and monks’ welfare for a week is £100/= (you can contribute more or less as you like). If you wish to sponsor any of the week, please contact the vihara (centre).

Mobile: 07983 466 105



Our Annual Kathina Ceremony is on Saturday 11th November 2023 at 10AM. All are invited to keep the day free and participate. More details please visit our website.

May the Noble Triple Gem Bless you all..! 

For Sponsorships of this rare occasion or Other Information, 
Please Contact The Centre.

All Are Cordially Welcome..!

Ways to Sponsor and help:

Sponsor one of 12 Weekly Pooja:
A suggested donation for one of the 12 weekly poojas is £100/=, in addition to preparing the pooja items such as flowers, gilanpasa, lights, etc. It is possible to request a Dhamma activity of your preference on the day of your sponsored pooja (e.g., Bodhi Pooja, Mawpiya Vandana, Offering of Medicinal Requisites, Talk by invited monk, etc.)

Sponsor Atavisi (28) Sambuddha Poojava: Saturday 23rd September 2023

  • One of 28 Buddha Pooja (suggested donation £100/=. This includes all pooja items for one of the 28 SamBuddha Poojava such as an Atapirikara, a Robe & a Gilanpasa tray with flowers incense etc.)
Or offering items separately such as
offering of

  • An Atapirikara (Suggested Donation £50/=)
  • A Robe (Cheevara) (Suggested Donation £30/=)
  • A Full Gilanpasa Flowers Light Incense Pooja Tray (Suggested donation £15/=)
  • by any other general donation.

Note: Although donations for sponsorship have been suggested, you are welcome to donate any amount you feel able to

Forthcoming Event Dates and Availabilities for Sponsoring
During the 2023 Vassana Season Three Months Spiritual Retreat at Letchworth Dhamma Nikethanaya Buddhist Centre:

??Saturday 05th August at 6PM 
Sponsored: Srimal Aloka Hettiarachchi, Vina, Avishi and Hasindu Family.

?? Saturday 12th August at 6PM 
Sponsored: Mrs Nisansala, Mr Nishendra Dissanayake, Son Nishaja and family

?? Saturday 19th August at 6PM 
Sponsored: Mrs Alicija Rathnayaka, Son Alex Nirvan and Family.

?? Saturday 26th August at 6PM 
Nikini Full Moon Poya Day
Sponsored: Mr Punya & Mrs Lalanthika Warnakulasooriya and Family.

?? Saturday 02nd September at 6PM
Sponsored: Mr Nilanka & Mrs Nilanka Hapugoda Family

?? Saturday 09th September at 6PM 
Sponsored: Sangeetha & Asanga Agalakotuwa Family

?? Saturday 16th September at 6PM 
Sponsored: Mr Upali Jayatillake, Mrs Hema Jayatillake, Daughter Samantha Jayatillake and Family.

?? Saturday 23rd September at 6PM 
Binara Full Moon Poya Day & Atavisi Buddha Special Pooja
Sponsors and things needed for 28 SamBuddha poojava or to offer Robes or Atapirikaare are posted as a separate event on our website.

?? Saturday 30th September at 6PM 
Sponsored: Harshani Weerasinghe and family 

?? Saturday 07th October at 6PM 
Sponsored: Mr Rashika and Mrs Vipuli Jayawardana and family

?? Saturday 14th October at 6PM 
Sponsored: Yasa Amarasinghe Family.

??Saturday 21st October at 6PM 
Sponsor needed: Mr Dharshana Jayarathna, Mrs Harsha Silva, Son Semuth Jayarathna and Family.

?? Saturday 28th October at 6PM 
Vap Full Moon Poya Day.
Sponsored: Mrs Malindi and Mr Indika and family. 

?? Saturday 04th November at 6PM 
Sponsor needed: Mrs Dharshani Jayarathne and Mrs Iresha Kalpani Embuldeniyage and family

?? Saturday 11th November at 6PM
Annual Kathina Ceremony of Letchworth Dhamma Nikethanaya.
Sponsored: Mr Dharshana, Mrs Harshani Weerasinghe Family and 
further opportunities for others to sponsor Kathina Day ceremony.

?? Sunday 19th November at 6PM 
Sponsored: Mrs Chamila Samarakoon and Family

?? Saturday 25th November at 6PM 
Ill Full Moon Poya Day
Sponsor needed:

?? Saturday 02nd December at 6PM 

?? Saturday 09th December at 6PM 

?? Saturday 16th December at 6PM 

?? Saturday 23rd December at 6PM 

?? Saturday 30th December at 6PM 

?? Saturday 06th January at 6PM 
Ill Full Moon Poya Day


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