I attended a buddhist sangha. The meditations were a part of a weekly get together which included a series of recitations, the vibrations of the bell, and burning of sage.
The practice in a way forces you to relax with a vibrating bell, focuses on breath-centered consciousness, and mindfulness through reciting of beautiful stanzas that demonstrate appreciation of life. For example: http://www.blueirissangha.org/precepts.htm
It short, it clears your mind, by taking you away from the normal day's entrenchments and illusions, and focuses you for a while on things more basically human, and makes you feel great.
I remember that I used to walk away feeling so energized, yet calm. It is a great way to learn more and even if you are not a buddhist, usually all are welcome.
If nothing by you is available, consider taping in a low voice, something like the precepts, burn some incense or sage, or use aromatherapy, candle etc., and use a metal object that when tapped, vibrates for a while, and listen to the vibrations and things that are beautiful, and celebrate humanity.