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

Sinhala & Hindu Sri Lankan New Year 2017 UK Auspicious Times ...

Auspicious Times (According to British Summer Time); Special Blessings Celebration with traditional customs and food at Letchworth Dhamma Nikethanaya Buddhist Cultural Centre on Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th April. All are welcome!...

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07-05-2017 Buddha Day Celebration
Vesak Full Moon Sunday 07th May 2017 Buddha Day Celebration ...

Special Programme to Celebrate Vesak Buddha Day on Full Moon Sunday 07th May 2017 from 9AM till 5PM with Sil (Observing High Precepts) Programme, Dhamma Talk on Noble Search (Ariyaparyeshana Sutta), Meditation, & Blessings Pooja on 73 Knowledges of Lord Buddha All are welcome to practice Dhamma on this Highest Blessed Day....

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02-03-2017 Mothers Remembrace Ceremony
Special Over night Chanting and Dana to Remember Beloved Mother ...

A Special Overnight Chanting of Pirith Ceremony was held on Wednesday 01st March and a dana ceremony was held on Thursday 02nd March to remember loving mother of Bhante Samitha who passed away one year ago. 51 monks and a nun attended the ceremony. May she attain Supreme Bliss of Nibbana!...

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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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