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

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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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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24-07-2021 Esala Full Moon Day
Annual Invitation Ceremony for Vassana Three Months Spiritual Rains Retreat ...

This year Vassana (Rains Retreat) Season will be from 24th July 2021 till 30th October 2021. 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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27-06-2021 Mindfulness Meditation Webinar
Finding true happiness within you. Positive Psychology & Mindfulness. ...

Mindfulness Meditation Centre presents our next Online Webinar on Sunday 27th June 2021 at 7-9PM on Finding true happiness within you: Positive Psychology & Mindfulness Meditation. By Dr Kamal Witharana (MD, MSc, FRSPH, PTLLS, IfI). All are welcome to join. Registration may only necessary for those who are new to the centre and wish to receive updates....

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26-06-2021 Poson Full Moon Celebration
Special Meditation Retreat & POSON Full Moon Day Programme ...

A Special Meditation Retreat & Blessings Pooja will be held on Saturday 26th June 2020 at Online Home Stay Dhamma Nikethanaya Buddhist Cultural Centre to mark the Poson Full Moon Day. Programme starts at 6PM with Buddha Vandana, Bodhi Pooja, Dhamma Talk, Children Programme and Blessings Chanting. All are welcome to join Zoom Online Temple ID: 696 889 1414 Password: Dhamma...

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26-05-2021 Help A Family Covid-19 Pandemic
Donate A Food Parcel on Buddha Day Vesak Full Moon Poya Day to a Destitute Covid Family ...

Please help us to help those who are struggling and destitute with home quarantine due to the unprecedented surge of Covid-19 Pandemic in Sri Lanka. If you would like kindly to donate a parcel of food on this Vesak Sambuddha Day 26th May 2021, please either donate to the bank account details below or contact us. Thank you....

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