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 donating £ 10 a month, you can sponsor a needy child, to ensure they receive food, shelter, clothing and medical treatment, Or whatever contribution, big or small, is greatly appreciated.

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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

25-01-2017 Mindfulness Stress Management
Mindfulness really is one of the best ways to tackle stress ...

A study found it can cut levels of stress hormones which can lead to high blood pressure. Researchers asked 89 participants with anxiety. Those who had practised mindfulness coped much better than those using conventional stress-busting tactics. Dr Elizabeth Hoge said: This is not just a fad, it has been around for thousands of years in Buddhist countries, and we have found it helps people in a very practical sense....

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14-01-2017 Community Open Day
Fun Smiles Food and Wisdom on Mindfulness Day ...

We had a great day! Thank you so much for Mrs Anne Howarth for organizing an amazing day with lots of nice food, laughter, fun, meditation, talks & wisdom... Looking forward to the next day..!...

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01-01-2017 Happy New Year Blessings
Special Blessings Pooja for a Healthy & Prosperous New Year 2017 ...

Special Pooja will take place at the centre for wishing a peaceful and prosperous New Year 2017 on Sunday 01st January at 5PM at the Centre. All are kindly invited to share blessings at the dawn of the brand new year 2017!...

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21-12-2016 Seasonal Meditation Sittings
Four Seasonal Meditation Sittings to End the Year ...

We host four meditation sessions to mark the seasonal time and to end the year blissfully and usher into the New Year with lots of strength and confidence. Anyone one drop in and join. All are free. If you wish to make a contribution, we are having a fund raising for our Child Sponsorship Project. We intend to give 100 needy children school bags and pair of shoes for New Year Schooling....

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13-11-2016 Letchworth Annual Kathina Ceremony
Community (Sangha) Day Celebration held at Brotherhood Hall Sunday 13th November 2016 ...

The Annual Kathina Ceremony of Letchworth Dhamma Nikethanaya Buddhist Cultural & Meditation Centre was held on Sunday 13th November 2016 at Brotherhood Hall. This was the 13th consecutive Kathina Ceremony or Community Day (Sangha Day) Celebration. This year was mainly sponsored by Mr Jaswanth & Mrs Nirmala Sunda and children Asok, Isha & Manisha, together with all the members....

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03-12-2016 Dhamma School Programme
3PM-5PM: Children's Dhamma School Programme Every First Saturday ...

Upbringing Future Generation with Skills, Wisdom & Values, we organize this unique programme for our children in parallel to the UK National Education Curriculum objective of SMSC (Social-Moral-Spiritual-Cultural). New Students Now Enrol!...

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