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Published November 6th 2017
Find some Zen in the city
Modern life can be hectic and hard, sometimes you need to relax, unwind and take a moment to find some peace. Whether you are new to meditating or a master in the art, Manchester has some amazing places to find some zen.
Meditation can radically transform your everyday life. By learning to become conscious in the moment and train your mind to become present, you can eliminate stress and worry from your life. This is perfect when you live in a busy city and luckily Manchester has many places where you can learn, practice and take part in meditation classes.
Here are a few to check out around the city:
The Manchester Buddhist Centre runs classes in meditation. From six-week evening courses, one day Saturday sessions or lunchtime meditation, there is an option for everyone, regardless of how busy your schedule is. The Buddhist Centre welcomes all people to the centre to learn about the religion, explore and practice meditation and make meaningful changes in your life.
Location: Manchester Buddhist Centre, 16-20 Turner Street, Northern Quarter, M4 1DZ Kadampa Meditation Centre has many classes for you to practice meditation, with so many sessions taking place it is easy to find a day or time which suits you. Everyone can fit in meditation into the busiest schedule. The Kadampa Meditation Centre has two main locations in Manchester one in the city centre and another in Chorlton. Most of the meditation sessions take place in these two locations at various times. There are also other locations around the city including Prestwich and Ashton under Lyne. Check out their website for more information.
Drop in prices from £3 Meditations for World Peace are free Memberships available from £30
Classes in other locations (Not the city centre or Chorlton) cost £5
Location: 125 Portland Street, City Centre, Manchester, M1 4QD
76 High Lane, Chorlton, M21 9XF
Sahaja Yoga Meditation is a free session based at the Friends Meeting House in the city centre. This weekly session is completely free of charge. Run by volunteers the yoga meditation is done sitting on chairs, with no special equipment or mats required. These easy, free classes allow beginners to learn how meditation can benefit their life.
Location: Friends Meeting House, 6 Mount Street, Manchester, M2 5NS
Make time for meditating and see the wonderful benefits to your life. Even in the busiest lives, there is time to stop and become present.