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

29-04-2018 Buddha Day Celebration
Vesak Full Moon Sunday 29th April 2018 Buddha Day Celebration ...

Special Programme to Celebrate Vesak Buddha Day on Full Moon Sunday 29th April 2018 from 7AM till 6PM 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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29-04-2018 Mindfulness Meditation Retreat
Special Day of Wellbeing with a Retreat of Mindfulness Meditation ...

Practitioners can join One Day Retreat on Mindfulness Meditation to strengthen practice on this very special day Buddha Day 2018. Please confirm the attendance in advance. This is a great opportunity to Deepen the practice with teaching sessions and guided and silent meditation at Letchworth Dhamma Nikethanaya Buddhist Centre. Places are limited....

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05-05-2018 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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26-05-2018 Life Wellbeing Programme
Special Wellbeing Programmes One should attend at least once in life... ...

A special programme will be held to share the valuable teachings based in Buddhism for wellbeing and happiness in everyday life. You dont have to be a Buddhist to attend. Anybody can attend to it. It needs to be reserved in advance as places are limited. Please contact us to reserve your place....

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20-11-2018 Power of Chanting
Buddhist Mindfulness Chanting is Theraputic & Open to All ...

This is an excellent programme done by BBC Radio 4 By Ernie Rea on his programme "Beyond Belief" titled as Power of Chanting. Here Dr Sarah Shaw is doing an exceptional and well balanced representation to the meaning, breadth and depth of the Buddhist Chanting without diluting the authenticity. In enormous gratitude to them all and BBC R4, we publish this to share with our community....

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02-03-2018 Tribute to Parents in Sri Lanka
Second Year Remembrance Ceremony of Bhante Samitha's Beloved Mother in Sri Lanka ...

Venerable Bhante Samitha Akurala is visiting Sri Lanka to host a series of Special ceremonies to commemorate the Loving Memory of Beloved Mother Mrs Dedimuni Dasawathie Mendis on Full Moon Day 01st, 2nd & 03rd March 2018. Whole Night Pirith Chanting would be able to listen online from our website Dhamma TV Channel....

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