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; Mindfulness: Neuroscience and Applications (Institute of Psychiatry King's College London) - 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

25-03-2023 Special Talks Blessings Ceremony
Ceremony to Mark the Birthdays of Venerable Monks ...

A Special Ceremony with Dhamma Talks, Meditation and Chanting Protection Blessings will be held on Saturday 25th March 2023 at 6PM to mark the birthdays of Venerable Monks. All are welcome to join this graceful occasion to share our gratitude for monks, parents and all the whole universe....

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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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05-02-2023 Navam Full Moon Poya Day
Special Blessings Bodhi Pooja and Seth Pirith Chanting at 6PM ...

Navam (February) Full Moon Poya Day is the second full moon poya day of the year. To mark this holy day we host a special bodhi pooja with blessings chanting at 6PM on Sunday 05th February 2023. All are welcome to attend....

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01-01-2023 Seasonal Greetings
Special Blessings Pooja Ceremony For Good Health and Progress ...

Wish you all A Happy New Year.! Special Pooja will take place at Letchworth Dhamma Nikethanaya Meditation Centre wishing you all a peaceful and prosperous New Year 2023 on Sunday 01st January at 7AM - 9AM & 6PM. Centre will be opened whole day but monks will only available at those mentioned times. Please be on time. All are kindly invited to share blessings at the dawn of the New Year 2023! You can sponsor one of the 28 Buddha Pooja on this New Year Day Blessing....

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19-12-2022 Deepest Sympathies
May Most Venerable Galayaye Piyadassi Nayaka Thero Attain Supreme Bliss of Nibbana! ...

The Chief Prelate (Sanghanayake) of United Kingdom and Chief Incumbent of Sri Saddhatissa International Buddhist Centre, Kingsbury London and The Honourable Patron of Sri Lanka Sangha Sabha of United Kingdom Aggamaha Panditha Most Venerable Galayaye Piyadassi Thera MBE passed away on Monday 19th December 2022 at the age of 76. Funeral will take place on Saturday 31st December 2022 at 10AM. The body will rest at the temple for public respect. May He Attain Supreme Bliss of Nibbana!...

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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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