Sam Harris has a new book called "Waking Up". By waking up he implies a spirituality available to everyone, including atheists. I would quibble with his equivocation, because he is referring to self awareness as spirituality, and there is nothing spiritual about self awareness, except that the euphoria experienced during moments of clarity in the process of self awareness are the same as spiritual insights like feeling God's presence. Granted the moments of clarity cannot be verified as authentic and accurate perceptions, just as spiritual insights, since both are a form of "knowing" on limited understanding. They seem correct and enlightening for what that's worth. So yeah, whatever.
He frequently refers to Buddhism and sees value in meditation done according to Buddhist philosophy and I recall him writing that he has actually pursued Buddhist instruction just to experience what it might offer, and given but a limited understanding of Buddhism, I would agree, but I see Buddhism as just another route to self understanding. Whatever route is taken, I see self understanding as one of life's goals, although not second nature for any of us. I have little interest in Buddhism, but that one aspect is praiseworthy. The rest of the stuff might be mumbo jumbo and ritual. I can't say from experience, however.
And speaking of that, what you say you have enjoyed about church appears to me to be the ritual, and I believe that is a big part of the experience for many people. Myself, I never enjoyed the rituals, because it seems like they are but vaguely related to the pursuit of understanding the Devine. In fact, I was bored by the ritual of church. I saw it as trivial, and just wanted to get on with it; Save my soul or lead me to enlightenment or make something else happen.
None the less, I'm a fan of self understanding. You can knock psychiatry and counseling, but the goal of self understanding is laudable. How you get there is your choice.