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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28-11-2021 Mindfulness Meditation Webinar
What is Your True Self? Mindfulness: Five Aggregates of Clinging ...

Mindfulness Meditation Centre presents our next Online Webinar on Sunday 28th November 2021 at 7-9PM on What is Your True Self? Mindfulness: Five Aggregates of Clinging. 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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20-11-2021 Ill Full Moon Poya Day Blessings Pooja
Gratitude Sharing Blessing Pooja To Venerable Dickwelle Seelasumana Thero as he turns to Sri Lanka ...

We host a special blessings programme to appreciate the service rendered by Most Venerable Dickwelle Seelasumana Thero on Saturday 20th November 2021 at 6PM as he returns to Sri Lanka next week, after being a resident monks for nearly two years, especially at a very difficult time during the Covid-19 Pandemic period helping all our community. This is also to mark his birthday and Ill (November) Full Moon Poya Day. All are invited to join online and contribute as they like....

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07-11-2021 Kathina Ceremony Community Day
Highlights of Annual Kathina Ceremony Maha Pinkama Community Day Celebration ...

Thank you for Sponsoring, Supporting, Participating and thinking in solidarity with our Annual Kathina Maha Pinkama Community Day Celebration, Held at Garden City Academy, Letchworth Hosted By Letchworth Dhamma Nikethanaya Buddhist Meditation Centre on Sunday 07th November 2021. Bohoma Pin....

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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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05-11-2021 Ven Dr Murungasyaye Gnanissara Thera
Deepest Sympathies of Sri Lankan Sangha Sabha of United Kingdom ...

The Chief Incumbent of Jethawanarama in Paris, The Chief Judicial Prelate in France and Malwathu Chapter of the Shyamopali Maha Nikaya, former Senior lecturer at Vidyodaya Pirivena, Maligakanda, Rajakeeya Panditha Most Venerable Dr. Murungasyaye Gnanissara Nayaka Thera passed away in Sri Lanka on Friday 05th November 2021. May Most Venerable Nayaka Thera Attain Supreme Bliss of Nibbana.!...

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