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meditation & personal development centre

  • Meditation in the city

    carry calm
    wherever you go

  • Fifth slide

    high quality ideas for
    high quality living

  • Second slide

    well-being in
    the workplace

  • Third slide

    relax | recharge | refresh

  • Lady by the sea

    a cooling, calming
    space where you can just 'be'

The building that houses Inner Space dates back to 1896 and English Heritage have recorded it as one Manchester's Grade II listed buildings. It is described in references as The Old Schoolhouse". This elegant and stately frontage has a carving above the door that not only shows the date but also the letter "V" above it, perhaps referring to Victoria. It is a well-executed building incorporating a high level of attention to detail and good architectural features, including moulded architraves, shaped gables, a pedimented doorway and large Venetian-style windows.

From 1999 till 2004 the building served as head office to the Rechabite Friendly Society, who had orginated in 1835 when a small group of men, seeing the poor social conditions of the day decided to set up a friendly society, to support members at times of sickness or death. The group, seeing the negative influence of alcohol were committed to total abstinence from alcohol, and the society members were also required to be non-drinkers. More than an alcohol-free friendly society, its' members shared a common vision of a better way to live and a truly mutual society.

Forthcoming Events

Monthly Event : Meditation for the World Around Us


An hour of music, silence and gentle guided meditation, an opportunity send good wishes and positive thoughts to the world.

Special Event ::: One Person, One Planet - What's Possible?


An evening of inspiring conversation and remarkable stories with Maureen Goodman and Philippa Blackham.

Talk ::: Dealing with the Challenges of Our Journey


Understand and accept the challenges of a spiritual journey.

Workshop ::: Redesign the House of Your Spiritual Life


Survey the house of your spiritual self. See what needs replacing or updating.

Quiet Room

quiet room

Pop into our Quiet Room, an oasis of calm, where you can chill-out or simply meditate.

Thought of the Day

Thought for today

Strength To Continue

Determination brings the strength to continue, the steadiness to succeed, and the wisdom to slip past difficulties undisturbed.