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Six-Week Saturday Morning Meditation Course with Malcolm Clark | In Centre

5 February.10:00 am-12:00 pm

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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until 12 March, 2022

Saturday Morning Meditation with Malcolm Clark in the Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Centre

Six Week Course


 Meditation for a Balanced Life:

An Introduction to Reflexive Self-Consciousness

Starts 5th February 2022 | 10:00am until 12:00pm | £60 (Full Course)


Six-Week Meditation Course

All sincere Meditation, regardless of orientation and tradition, aims at the expansion of consciousness. The directed aim of this expansion is to bring about a more harmonious relationship between self and true-self and ultimately between true-self and the universe of which both self and true-self are parts.

This 6-Week Course offers you an introduction to a range of Meditation techniques, breathing exercise and philosophical ideas to help you develop an individual Meditation practice that will bring you closer to this more balanced and harmonious existence.

The philosophy behind these techniques covered in this Course are mostly drawn from the writing and teachings of Eugene Halliday and his ideas surrounding what he called ‘Reflexive Self-Consciousness’.

In his book of the same name Halliday offers new alternatives on how to approach the difficulties that life lays down before us –  difficulties that are often unexpected and sometimes shocking. His thinking offers fresh techniques for facing unpredictable challenges from a position of centred-self stability so that we can devote our more positive energies on enriching our lives in the present.

This sense of a centred-self is not at all ego-based but rather has more to do with the recognition and understanding of the pivotal and interconnected role that every individual occupies within the universe. In short: your Being is my Being.

Meditation proves to be one of the most effective ways of coming to recognise and realise this truth. Regular classes and the support of an experienced teacher can be invaluable to this process.

If you attended any of the initial introductory sessions in 2021 please contact us by phone or email  or use the discount code for your £10 discount if we have not contacted you already.

Please note that places are limited due to ongoing COVID restrictions and book a place quickly if you would like to attend. 


Course Suitability

This course is for those who:

+ have a genuine interest in learning new Meditation techniques.
+ are open to exploring the philosophies behind these techniques – most specifically here, the teachings of Eugene Halliday.
+ would like to practice certain exercises for self-development.
+ are interested to understand the relation between the mind and self-awareness.
+ are curious to learn more about and to engage with what Halliday calls ‘Reflexive Self-Consciousness’


General Course Outline

+ What is Consciousness?
+ Modifications of Consciousness.
+ Identification and Breaking Identification.
+ Reflexivity of Consciousness.
+ Eastern and Western Meditation applications of Reflexive Self-Consciousness
+ Meditations on the Physical Body, including Vital Centres
+ Meditations on Emotional States, including Psychology
+ Meditations on Ideas, Concepts and Systems of thought, including Philosophy
+ Meditations on Principles of Transcendence, including Religious & Faith processes
+ Meditations on Art and Symbols
+ Meditations on Will and stages of Sentience, Awareness and Consciousness


What to Expect


Each week of the Course participants are provided with Rationale, Technique and Practical Application Exercises.

+ This Course is open to all and has no experiential pre-requisites.
+ Course time: minimum 2 hrs/week, 6 consecutive weeks
+ Course taken as an organised Group or as Private Lessons (for those unable to join the group).


Suggestions for Preparation


Although not essential, it is to the advantage of each participant to read at least some of –  if not all of – Reflexive Self-Consciousness by Eugene Halliday. The book is available both for purchase and to be read online here.

Saturday Morning Meditation with Malcolm Clark in the Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Centre

About Malcolm Clark

Malcolm lives in Edinburgh Scotland and works across the United Kingdom. He’s been teaching Meditation since 1984.

Among many arts and interests, Malcolm is a long time practitioner of Classical Yoga and the many Meditation methods therein. He also has a strong grasp of the Western practice traditions.

As the founder and director of Melbourne Yoga & Meditation Centre in Australia since 2001, he has in addition travelled, lived, studied and taught in both North & South America, U.K. & Europe, India and East Asia. Apart from teaching over 20,000 professional studio class hours of Yoga, Meditation and the philosophies which back them, he also shares deeper metaphysical insights about what Eugene Halliday has called ‘Reflexive Self-Consciousness’ from which he has developed countless meditation methods and practical disciplines.

It is certain that without a study and understanding of the background ideas, the deeper motives and disciplines behind the world’s practical Yoga & Meditation traditions, the practitioner will only develop a shallow and ephemeral experience, attain limited value, and benefit only over a short or transient period of time. A competent and lasting individual practice is founded on a genuine clear understanding of true ideas and disciplines.


Book Your Place

Book your place below. You may only purchase the full six-week block as these classes are progressive.

You will complete your purchase via Eventbrite.

If you have any issues, please contact us directly. In order to ensure your query is dealt with efficiently and appropriately please do not contact the class leader. All bookings are subject to our terms and conditions.

Full Six Week Meditation Course  £60

5 in stock


The Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Centre
25 Palmerston Place
Edinburgh, EH12 5AP United Kingdom


The Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Centre
0131 625 0700

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