Mantra-based meditation. 

Mantra Meditation

This authentic mantra-based meditation originates in a centuries-old tradition. 

Regular Practice

The aim of meditation is to connect with deeper levels of being within oneself. It makes it possible to find rest, to recharge oneself and meet life with greater energy and happiness.

The technique is very simple and is practised for two short periods a day.

The time taken for the practice to become established varies with each individual and much depends on the regularity of the practice. As with learning a musical instrument, deepening and refining the practice is an on-going process.

Introduction to Meditation

The meditation is given in a short, traditional ceremony designed to bring the mind and heart to rest. The ceremony is non-religious and is there to ensure the precise passage of the mantra from generation to generation and to support the significance of the event.

You will be asked to bring four things to the ceremony, each one symbolic: some flowers, some pieces of fruit, a piece of white cloth and a donation of money. The donation is not a fixed amount. The advised sum is £150 though this may be less in case of hardship or more if desired and depends upon individual capacity. The intention is that the donation be generous, according to people’s circumstances and is an expression of the value in which the meditation is held. All donations are used by the School of Meditation to make meditation available to others.

School of Meditation

The method of mantra meditation is given through the School of Meditation, with whom the Practical Philosophy School has had a long-standing relationship. In the North West, students are introduced to meditation at our rural retreat house, Brinscall Hall in Chorley. It is offered at 3 points in the year in the North West. If you are interested in meditating and would like to know more, do get in touch either by phone, 0800 8030 799 or by email:

Life-time Support

Meditation is not a quick fix. Slowly but steadily it works to transform life. Once you’ve started to meditate the Practical Philosophy School will support you in the practice by offering one-to-one tutorials with an experienced meditator. This support will be available for as long as you wish, and is completely free of charge. Tutorials take place in person or online as the student wishes.

Find Out More

Each term we hold two meetings, the first online and the second at Brinscall Hall, Chorley, so that anyone who is interested in starting to meditate can ask questions and find out more.

Go to our Events Page for the dates of the next meetings.

Registered Charity

     The School of Meditation is a registered charity funded by donations, and its purpose is to make meditation readily available to anyone who wants it.


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Belmont House, Belmont Street, Heaton Norris, Stockport SK4 1TG

Galloway’s, Howick House, Howick Park Avenue, Penwortham PR1 0LS

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