Whilst Manchester is a foodies favourite and the perfect place for a pub crawl, it may not spring to mind as an obvious source of spirituality. However look a little closer and the streets of Manchester are paved with pathways leading to enlightenment, self improvement and spiritual growth. Let’s take a wander along the Manchester route to spirituality.

Kagyu Dechen Buddhist Meditation | Chapter One Books | Every Thu | 6pm - 7pm | Free

Every Thursday at 6pm the upper gallery of Chapter One Books is transformed into a delightful Buddhist shrine. Everyone is welcome to join in the hour long guide’s meditation followed by a group discussion. No booking is necessary, sessions are free and as Chapter One is famed for serving the most divine coffee and cakes; you can feed your stomach as well as your soul.

Chapter One Books, Chatsworth House, 19 Lever Street, Manchester M1 1BY
Manchester Buddhist Centre

Want to learn how to deal better with the cards life throws at you? Come along to Manchester’s Triratna Buddhist Centre where you can relax and unwind in the peaceful contemplation lounge or partake in a session of meditation or yoga. With a number of tranquil shrine rooms and meditations taking place at lunchtime and in the evenings; there are plenty of opportunities to embark on a regular meditation practise. There is a well stocked bookshop with a delightful range of Buddhas and spiritual greeting cards plus the centre’s vegan “Earth Cafe” in the basement.

Manchester Buddhist Centre, 16-20 Turner Street, Manchester M4 1DZ, Tel: 0161 834 9232
OM Chanting | Friends' Meeting House | Every Sat | 3pm - 4pm

Advocates of Om chanting claim it is the universal sound of creation and the world’s purest vibration renowned for its healing powers. This ancient form of chanting has recently regained popularity with participants claiming it enhances their physical, emotional and spiritual wellbeing. If you’d like to support Mother Earth and help purify the environment by transforming negative energy into positivity come along an join the Om chanting circle which gathers every Saturday from 3-4pm at Friends’ Meeting house.

Friends' Meeting House, 6 Mount Street, Manchester M2 5NS, Tel: 0161 834 5797
Inner Space

This meditation and personal development centre is a peaceful haven in the city centre. Everyone is welcome to come along and meditate or simply relax in the quiet room. There is a varied programme of meditation, talks and seminars plus a programme of weekend retreats and workshops. This is a place to reflect on the stress and strains of daily life whilst aspiring to learn and grow spiritually in a tranquil environment with like-minded souls.

Inner Space, 14 Byrom Street, Manchester M3 4PP, Tel: 0161 834 8016
Inspirational Self Development Book Club | Ziferblat | Every Second Mon | 6.30pm | £10

The book club aspires to help you achieve your dreams and goals through reading, embracing mindfulness and opening up to “The Law Of Attraction.” This spiritual book club which is run by Hear My Voice meets at 6.30pm on the second Monday of every month. Meet similar souls at the gathering and add your voice to the discussion on book of the month. The £10 entry fee gives access to unlimited serve-your-own drinks and snacks.

Ziferblat, 23 Edge Street, Manchester, M4 1HW, Tel: 0161 806 0706
Mind, Body & Spirit Events | Various Locations

Rosemary Douglas runs regular mind, body and spirit festivals across Greater Manchester where you can explore alternative medicine, various forms of healing and partake in workshops and demonstrations by leading mediums, psychics and hypnotherapists. The Mind, Body and Spirit events are friendly and uplifting festivals which give you the chance to stock up on everything from aromatherapy oils and crystals to self-help books and deities. It’s also an opportunity to discover  new routes to spirituality and personal growth amid an eclectic community of similar spiritual seekers.

Julie Al-Zoubi
Published on:
Wed 2 Oct 2019