For centuries, across all the major religious traditions, a variety of contemplative practices, including meditation, have been used as spiritual practices.  In the twentieth and twenty first centuries many of these have been adapted for secular use to help people live mentally, emotionally and even physically happier lives.  RWM Education Scotland exists to continue this tradition of making meditation available to everyday people in a way that makes a difference in their everyday lives.  We hold to no specific ideology other than to help people find techniques and practices that help them.  We call this ‘Real World Meditation’.

RWM Education Scotland’s stated goals in its constitution are:

To advance education about the practices of meditation and mindfulness with the goal of advancing health, happiness and self-healing for the general public.

In Person and Online

We offer regular in-person classes at low or no-cost to the general public.  We are also available on a limited basis to make classes available to non-profit and similarly oriented organisations.  Overtime we intend to develop and host virtual resources such as online courses, videos and recorded lectures or guided meditations.


RWM Education Scotland applied to the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR) to be established as a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation.  Pending the outcome of that application, RWM Education Scotland remains as a non-incorporated private organisation.  Nevertheless it is operating on a non-profit basis with no one receiving any compensation of any kind.  If the OSCR grants the application the initial trustees will be Justyn Comer, Alice Thompson, and Reed Alpert.  There are potentially going to be a couple more trustees as soon as they get their current organisations to clear us as an outside business interest.

Justyn has been practicing meditation for over thirty years and teaching on and off since 1999.  His book, Meditation for Life, was (briefly) an Amazon bestseller in Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States.

Alice Thompson is a coach.  She was one of the early pioneers at Social Bite, an organisation dedicated to helping give a hand up to the homeless in Scotland and get them back into the workplace.

Reed Alpert has been practicing meditation for more than forty years and teaching for more than thirty.  As well as bringing wisdom and experience to his teaching he also brings a practical understanding of how meditation helps in the real world having had a successful career as an information technology specialist in the financial services industry.

Websites – where we give details on our events in the City of Edinburgh – where we give details events in Haddington, East Lothian


RWM Education Scotland – 167 Rose Street, Suite 52, Edinburgh EH2 4AT