Welcome to The Buddhist Academy

The Dhamma Nikethanaya Buddhist Academy is an International Cultural Community Centre for Education, Meditation, Psychotherapy and Counselling Situated at 69, Pix Road Letchworth Garden City Hertfordshire SG6 1PZ UK (Etablished in 2004.)


Visit Dhamma Nikethanaya Buddhist Centre

The Dhamma Nikethanaya Buddhist Academy is a delightful International Cultural Community Centre for Education, Meditation, Psychotherapy and Counselling. It is situated in Letchworth Garden City, in Hertfordshire in United Kingdom. The Centre was established in 2004. Ven Akurala Samitha is the founder and the head of the centre.

Centre is open from 6AM till 9PM Seven Days of the Week.

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

Telephone: 01462 641 688 Mobile: 07983 466 105 Email: buddhistacademy@gmail.com

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Venerable Akurala Samitha

Venerable Akuala Samitha (B.A. (Hons) M.A. (Buddhist Psychotherapy) – Diplomas in Psychotherapy, Stress Management & Counselling - Meditation Teacher (25 years))

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Letchworth Dhamma Nikethanaya Buddhist Cultural Community Media Unit presents Live Buddhist TV to share the Universal Compassionate Message of the Fully Awakened Blessed One Gauthama Buddha. May all be well, secure & happy!

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Child Sponsorship

Please help us to help a needy child in Sri Lanka. By making a monthly standing order, you can sponsor a needy child, to ensure they receive proper education and other necessities such as food, shelter, clothing and medical treatment. Or whatever contribution, big or small, is greatly appreciated towards this noble course.

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Buddhist & Secular Psychotherapy; Counselling & Stress Management

All Sessions are secular and non-religious. No obligation to any faith. Over come Tension, Worries, Stress, Depression, Fear, Anxiety and Gain Self-Confidence. Anger management. Difficulties in Relationships. Family Matters. Over come addictions and Behaviour Patterns (habits). Character Disorders. Transform yourself for good! Create New You! With our outstanding services, Counselling, Psychotherapy, Stress Management or Mindfulness Therapy

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Centre Calendar & Bhante Samitha Appointments

Centre Diary updates regular activities, Meditation courses, retreats, functions, ceremonies, Bhante Samitha appointments for Psychotherapy Counselling Stress Management & One to One Therapy Sessions, Workshops, Buddhism courses, Dhamma classes, Children Meditation Programmes, Annual ceremonies, etc...

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News & Events

4PM Every Saturday Evening Bodhi Pooja Chanting
Every Saturday Evening Bodhi Pooja & Seth Pirith Protection Blessings Chanting ...

Regular Saturday Special Bodhi Pooja Dhamma Dana 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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07-11-2021 Letchworth Kathina Ceremony Programme
Annual Kathina Ceremony of Letchworth Dhamma Nikethanaya Buddhist Meditation 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, 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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26-09-2021 Binara Poya Atavisi Pooja
Letchworth Vassana Pinkam Special Blessings on Three Months Rains Retreat 2021 ...

Binara Poya Full Moon Day marks the second month completion of three months Rainy Retreat (Vassana). A Special Atavisi Sam Buddha Pooja was held to share the blessings on Sunday 26th September 2021. This also made the first special pooja for the Special Karaduwa donated to the centre. May those blessings bring you all healing and wellbeing....

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24-07-2021 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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26-09-2021 Sacred Karaduwa Pooja
Marvellous Meritorious Deeds during the Vassana Spiritual Rainy Retreat Season ...

Special Pooja (offering) was made in loving memory of late Mr Upali Rohith Silva on 2nd Year Remembrance Merits Transfer by offering an elegant brass karaduwa for relics deposit and display to Letchworth Dhamma Nikethanaya Buddhist Meditation Centre on Sunday 26th September 2021 By Ms Rameshini Silva, Mrs Sandya Silva, Mr Umesh Silva and daughter Sankhi and family. May all rejoice this rare and blissful merits.!...

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16-07-2021 Deepest Sympathies Mrs Rathnawalie Dep
May Mrs Rathnawalie Dep Attain Supreme Bliss of Nibbana..! ...

It is with hardest feeling and sadness we share the loss of our devout devotee, Great Supporter and one of the very dedicated Founder Members, Mrs Rathnawalie Dep on Friday 16th July 2021 at the age of 85. Special Merits Transfer Ceremony was held on Monday 26th July 2021. Funeral Service will take place on Thursday 12th August 2021 at 2PM at Harwood Park Crematorium, Watton Rd, Stevenage SG2 8XT. All are welcome to join by appointment. For other information Please Contact Kushlani: 07721 595223...

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