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

14-07-2024 Esala Full Moon Day
Annual Invitation Ceremony for Vassana Three Months Spiritual Rains Retreat ...

This year Vassana (Rains Retreat) Season will be from 14th July 2024 till 16th November 2024. You can sponsor a week during this three months holy period in order to share the noble merits and blessings of this sacred period. We will be hosting Special Blessings Pooja and protection chanting on every Saturday. You can sponsor any of these Saturday poojas....

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14-07-/16-11-2024 Annual Vas Retreat Season
Ayan Vassana Kalo This is the Spiritual Rains Retreat Season ...

This is the Annual Vassana Season (Three Months Spiritual Rains Retreat), holiest and most meritorios time. All are invited to participate this rare occation. You can sponsor any of the 12 week during this three months to gain highest blessings. If you would like to sponsor, please let us know....

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26-05-2024 Buddha Day Celebration
Vesak Full Moon Sunday 26th May 2024 Buddha Day Celebration ...

Special Programme to Celebrate Vesak Buddha Day on Full Moon Sunday 26th May 2024 from 8AM till 7PM with Sil (Observing High Precepts) Programme, Dhamma Talk on Noble Search (Ariyaparyeshana Sutta), Meditation, & Blessings Pooja on Atavisi Lord Buddhas. All are welcome to practice Dhamma on this Highest Blessed Day....

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A Happy & Prosperous Sinhala & Hindu Sri Lankan New Year to All ...

All are cordially welcome to attend Sri Lankan New Year Blessings on Saturday 20th April 2024 From 9.30AM till 2.30PM. May there be healing and Protection with the Blessings of Noble Triple Gem.. Arogya parama labha - santutthi paramam dhanan - vissasa parama nathi - Nibbanan paramam sukhan (Dhammapada verse 204) “Health is the ultimate profit, happiness is the ultimate wealth, a trusted friend is the best relative, Nibbana is the ultimate bliss”...

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6PM Every Saturday Evening Bodhi Pooja Chanting
Join at temple or Online from Home Special Bodhi Pooja Dhamma Dana Programme ...

Dhamma Dana (Sharing Teachings). We have Regular Saturday Special Bodhi Pooja Dhamma Dana Programmes. Join Online or at temple. 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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01-01-2024 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 2024 on Monday 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 2024! You can sponsor one of the 28 Buddha Pooja on this New Year Day Blessing....

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