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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News & Events

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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01-01-2015 Happy New Year Blessings
Special Blessings Pooja for a Healthy & Prosperous New Year 2015 ...

Special Pooja will take place at the centre for wishing a peaceful and prosperous New Year 2015 on Thursday 01st January at 5PM at the Centre. All are kindly invited to share blessings at the dawn of the brand new year 2015!...

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15-12-2014 Mrs Balvinder Kaur Summan
Mrs Balvinder Kaur Summan Passed Away on Monday 15th December 2014 ...

We sadly missed a dedicated member and a great devotee, Mrs Balvinder Kaur Summan belovedly known as Bindu Ji on early hours of Monday 15th Decmber 2014 while listening to Buddhist Blessings Chanting from Bhante Samitha and The Funeral will take place at Harwood Park Crematorium Stevenage at 5.50PM on Tuesday 23rd December 2014. May She Attain Supreme Bliss of Nibbana! A Candle is lit for you at our community web memorial!...

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02-11-2014 Letchworth Annual Kathina Ceremony
Letchworth Annual Kathina Ceremony Highlights 02-11-2014 ...

Annual Kathina Ceremony of Letchworth Dhamma Nikethanaya Buddhist Cultural Centre was colourfully held on 02nd November 2014. This was the 11th consecutive Kathina ceremony of the centre. This year ceremony was dedicated in Tribute to the Loving Parents specially inviting loving parents of Venerable Bhante Akurala Samitha from Sri Lanka. A day programme went in grand scale with a large number venerable monks and over two hundred gathering of cosmopolitan members of the community....

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