Waking Up: Guided Meditation

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About this app

Combining meditation and mindfulness techniques with practical wisdom, Waking Up is a guide to unlocking the mind and learning how to meditate. Follow one of our guided meditation courses and track your mindfulness habits with new sessions, updated daily. Meditate to go beyond calming or relaxing. Balance your mind, and meditate with guided sessions and mindfulness techniques with Sam Harris, a neuroscientist, philosopher, and best-selling author. Explore the theory behind meditation, from gaining awareness of oneself to understanding the source of feelings like anxiety or stress. Through our meditation guide, discover philosophy and neuroscience in short audio lessons with Sam Harris, other teachers and scholars. Topics include: mindfulness meditation, mental health, how to meditate, gratitude, anxiety, neuroscience, awareness, meditation techniques, zen, stoicism, and much more.

4 reasons to download Waking Up:

1. Unique meditation sessions: Through a variety of mindfulness techniques, Waking Up weaves a meditation guide to help you build a mindfulness habit, meditate and go beyond the standard understanding of meditation.
2. Meditation theory to help you understand mindfulness: Ground your experience of meditation in practical wisdom, gratitude, awareness, and a rational understanding of the world. Learn the neuroscience behind anxiety, mental health, and mindfulness meditation techniques.
3. Daily mindfulness reminders: Listen to short audio reflections from Sam Harris to help you stay present and mindful in your daily life.
4. Free meditation trial for 7 days: Learn how to meditate, listen to lessons and conversations with mindfulness teachers, and build your meditation habit.

By following our introductory meditation guide, you’ll discover the benefits daily meditation brings to your own mental health, from awareness of anxiety to the focus of your attention in any given moment.

- Guided meditation: Meditation sessions for beginners, intermediate or advanced users, to track their sessions and meditate in the morning, afternoon or at night.
- Introductory course: Discover the basic principles of mindful meditation, as well as more advanced practices.
- Daily meditation sessions: Once you’ve completed the introductory course, our growing catalog of daily meditation sessions will help guide your mindfulness practice.
- Lessons & Conversations: Listen to talks on awareness, meditation, mindfulness, mental health, and other relevant philosophy and science.
- Talks and guided meditation sessions from other mindfulness teachers.

Sam Harris is the author of five New York Times best sellers, including Waking Up: A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion. His writing and public lectures cover a range of topics – neuroscience, meditation, moral philosophy, religion, rationality – but generally focus on how cultivating an understanding of ourselves, and the world around us, can change our view of how we should live our lives. Sam has practiced meditation for over 30 years, studying with Tibetan, Indian, Burmese, and Western meditation teachers around the world. He received a degree in philosophy from Stanford University and a Ph.D. in neuroscience from UCLA.

This pricing is for our customers in the United States. Pricing in other countries may vary. Your subscription to Waking Up will automatically renew, unless you disable auto-renew at least 24 hours before the current period ends. Manage your subscription from your Google Play account settings. Payment will be charged to your Google Play account. Read more about our terms of service here: https://wakingup.com/terms-of-service/ and our privacy policy here: https://wakingup.com/privacy-policy/.
- A guarantee of satisfaction. If you don’t find the app valuable, email us at support@wakingup.com and we will give you a full refund.
Updated on
Sep 14, 2022

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34.9K reviews
Calvin Constable
September 22, 2022
App interface is clean & intuitive. Includes a variety of superb quality content. Of course, best of all are the guided meditations. Excellent introductory series for those who have never meditated, or done so very little, and guided under a secular scope by someone who has studied neuroscience, to boot. No woo, no wishy washy language, but rather technical, clear terms of what is happening in the brain and how this benefits the mind to sublime productive potential for all aspects of life.
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Bodhi Knight
September 14, 2022
I am blown away by the quality of the discussions available. The yearly subscription cost is worth it just for the conversations, so with the added meditations and courses I highly recommend Waking Up to anyone interested in self-improvement, self-knowledge, and/or meditation. The Time Management for Mortals series is one of the most profound series I have listened to in years.
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Eric Grossman
September 8, 2022
A recent update made the app rather unstable. Most notably, the media player screen nearly always visually freezes (audio and controls still work, but no graphical update). I absolutely love everything else about this app and what is doing for humanity, so I'm keeping this at 4 stars... hopefully this review is still seen by the devs!
16 people found this review helpful
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Waking Up LLC
September 10, 2022
Please email us at support@wakingup.com and we will help you out.

What's new

Waking Up isn't just another meditation app—it's a new operating system for your mind.
We help you discover the true purpose of meditation, and give you pressure-tested wisdom for living a more examined, fulfilling life. Here, you won't find any New Age fluff or religious dogma—just powerful training and insights.
Discover why countless members have said that Waking Up is the most important app they've ever downloaded.