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

13-08-2022 Nikini Full Moon Poya Day

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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6PM 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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10-07-/22-10-2021 Annual Vas Retreat Season
Ayan Vassana Kalo This is the Rains Retreat Season ...

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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10-07-2022 Esala Full Moon Day
Annual Invitation Ceremony for Vassana Three Months Spiritual Rains Retreat ...

This year Vassana (Rains Retreat) Season will be from 10th July 2022 till 22nd October 2022. 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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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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11-06-2022 Poson Full Moon Celebration
Special Meditation Retreat & POSON (June) Full Moon Day Programme ...

A Special Meditation Retreat & Blessings Pooja will be held on Saturday 11th June 2022 at Letchworth Dhamma Nikethanaya Buddhist Meditation & Cultural Centre to mark the Poson Full Moon Day. Programme starts at 7.30AM and Finish By 5PM 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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