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 Psychotherapy; Counselling & Stress Management

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

15-11-2015 Kathina Ceremony Report
Letchworth Dhamma Nikethanaya Annual Kathina Ceremony Highlights ...


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15-11-2015 Letchworth Kathina Ceremony Programme
Annual Kathina Ceremony of Letchworth Dhamma Nikethanaya Buddhist Cultural Centre ...

At the end of Rainy Season Meditation Retreat, Buddhists hosts The Annual Kathina Ceremony as a mark of gratitude to Venerable Monks by Offering Robes, Dana & Gifts to share Blessings & Merits. 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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26-07-2015 Annual Retreat Invitation Ceremony
Dhamma Nikethanaya Annual Vassana Retreat Season 26th July – 15th November 2015 ...

Vassana 2015 is the Annual Spiritual Rains Three Months Retreat held in any temple. This year inauguration ceremony was held on Esala Full Moon Sunday 26th July 2015 by Mr Sujeewa & Mrs Sujeewa Lokuwaduge and children Harindi and Hasidu as main sponsors; in collaboration with all the devotees and friends. This marks the annual retreat period as 26th July till 15th November....

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26-07-2015 Spiritual Rains Season Invitation
Invitation Ceremony to Vassana Three Months Rains Retreat Sunday 26th July 2015 ...

This year Vassana (Rainy Retreat) Season will be from 26th July 2015 till 15th November 2015. You can sponsor a week during the three months in order to gain meritorious blessings. You are co-cordially invited to participate to the opening ceremony and reserve the day in advance for the final celebration....

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2015 Vassana Spiritual Rains Retreat Season
Dhamma Nikethanaya Annual Vassana (Spiritual Rains) Retreat Season from 26th July till 15th November ...

Annual Vassana (Spiritual Rains) Retreat 2015 for Three Months of Letchworth Dhamma Nikethanaya Community commenced on 26th July until 15th November. Kathina Ceremony will be held on Sunday 15th November. All are Kindly invited to attend Meditation, Blessings Chanting, Daily Poojas & Dana activities during this Highest Blessed Season!...

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26-04-2015 Nepal Earthquake Appeal
Nepal earthquake: Rescue effort intensifies: Desperate Help Appreciated! ...

Desperate Appeal to help the Victims of Nepal Earthquake. Please help! in whatever way you can. Our Brother Monk is originally from that area and desperately in need of help! Our hearts are with them and continue to chanting of Blessings for them. Do join in solidarity! May they all find the peace & Strength to rebuild their lives soon!...

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