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 in Eastern & Western Philosopy) M.A. (Buddhist Psychotherapy); DET BTEC Level 5 (Diploma in Education & Training); 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

10-10-2022 Free School Jacket Distribution
Free Distribution of School Uniform Jackets (Sweatshirts) to 300 Very Poor Children (3-12 year olds) ...

Thank you for supporting us to give over 300 children in a very rural and cold areas, school uniform jackets (sweatshirts). It means a lot to them. If anyone would like to help in these schools please let us know. These were distributed in Nuwara Eliya, Bagavantalawa, Nonperial, Belihuloya, Balangoda Nagrak, Uggalduwa Pudukadu division in Sri Lanka...

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22-10-2022 Letchworth Kathina Ceremony
Annual Kathina Ceremony Community Day 2022 at Letchworth Dhamma Nikethanaya Buddhist 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, Atapirikara, Dana & Gifts to share Blessings & Merits with all. 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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1950-2022 Bhikkhu Gonulle Assaji Maha Thero
Most Venerabel Bhikkhu Gonulle Assaji Maha Thero Passed Away ...

We are deeply sadden to share the news that Most Venerable Bhikkhu Gonulle Assaji Maha Thero passed away suddenly but peacefully at London Croydon hospital on Vap Full Moon Sunday 09th October 2022. Further religious and funeral arrangements will be arranged later. If you wish to get more information please contact us with following mobile numbers....

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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. Join Online for our temple activities and 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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10/17-09-2022 Binara Full Poya Day
Special Atavisi (28) Sam Buddha Pooja Blessings Ceremony ...

Binara (September) Full Moon Day marks the second month completion of the sacred vassana rains retreat season. Historically it commemorates the sacred day that the Buddhist Nun's Order (Bhikkhuni Sasana) was established. We observe this holy day with a special Atavisi Sam Buddha Pooja Blessings Programme on Saturday 17th September 2022 at 4.30PM. You can sponsor one of the 28 Sam Buddha Pooja by taking a Atapirikara or Sivuru (Robes). If you would like to take part, please contact the centre....

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08-09-2022 May HM The Queen Attain Nibbana!
Our Deepest Sympathies! Her Majesty The Queen Elizabeth II (1926-2022) ...

We are mindful in solidarity with the waves after waves of nations' sorrow, over the loss of the rock, the Great Britain is built. The best of the world and the embodiment of humanity. Sending Our Deepest Sympathies! Rest In Peace!...

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