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 in Eastern & Western Philosopy) M.A. (Buddhist Psychotherapy); DET BTEC Level 5 (Diploma in Education & Training); Diplomas in Psychotherapy, Stress Management & Counselling; Mindfulness: Neuroscience and Applications (Institute of Psychiatry King's College London) - 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

04-06-2023 Poson Full Moon Celebration
Special Meditation Retreat & POSON (June) Full Moon Day Programme ...

A Special Meditation Retreat & Blessings Pooja will be held on Sunday 04th June 2023 at Letchworth Dhamma Nikethanaya Buddhist Meditation & Cultural Centre to mark the Poson Full Moon Day. Programme starts at 8.30AM and Finish By 6PM 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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14-05-2023 Buddha Day Celebration
Vesak Full Moon Sunday 14th May 2023 Buddha Day Celebration ...

Special Programme to Celebrate Vesak Buddha Day on Full Moon Sunday 14th May 2023 from 8AM till 7PM with Sil (Observing High Precepts) Programme, Dhamma Talk on Noble Search (Ariyaparyeshana Sutta), Meditation, & Blessings Pooja on Atavisi Lord Buddhas. All are welcome to practice Dhamma on this Highest Blessed Day....

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19-04-2023 Film About Dalai Lama
Never Forget Tibet: The Dalai Lama's Untold Story ...

One off Screening will take place nationwide accross the UK on 19th April 2023! All are recommended to watch this film....

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A Happy & Prosperous Sinhala & Hindu Sri Lankan New Year to All ...

All are cordially welcome to attend Sri Lankan New Year Blessings on Saturday 15th April 2023 at 5.30PM. 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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25-03-2023 Special Talks Blessings Ceremony
Ceremony to Mark the Birthdays of Venerable Monks ...

A Special Ceremony with Dhamma Talks, Meditation and Chanting Protection Blessings will be held on Saturday 25th March 2023 at 6PM to mark the birthdays of Venerable Monks. All are welcome to join this graceful occasion to share our gratitude for monks, parents and all the whole universe....

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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. Join Online for our temple activities and 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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