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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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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14-05-20122 Buddha Day Celebration
Vesak Full Moon Saturday 14th May 2022 Buddha Day Celebration ...

Special Programme to Celebrate Vesak Buddha Day on Full Moon Saturday 14th May 2022 from 7AM till 6PM 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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26-03-2022 Special Dana Blessings Pooja
Merits Transfer to Late Parents & 50th Birthday Blessings to Venerable Bhante Akurala Samitha ...

A Special Dana Ceremony will be held on Saturday 26th March 2022 from 10AM till 3PM to Transfer Merits to Late Father Mr Sobhanahandi Siripala De Silva on 03rd Month and Late Mother Mrs Dedimuni Dasawathi Mendis on 6th Year and also to mark the 50th Birthday of Venerable Bhante Akurala Samitha. Over 30 monks are being invited to this graceful occasion and all are invited to participate. More details are please contact 07983 466 105 or 07944 13 53 14....

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27/20/13/06-03-2022 Mindfulness Meditation Webinar
Series of 04 Talks on Dependent Origination: Part One: Circle of Birth and Death in Mindfulness ...

Mindfulness Meditation Centre presents our next Online Webinar on Sunday 06th, Sunday 13th, Sunday 20th and Sunday 27th March 2022 at 7-9PM on Dependent Origination. This is the first talk on a series of four talks on Circle of Birth and Death. 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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