Waking Up: Beyond Meditation

Waking Up: Beyond Meditation

By Waking Up Course, LLC

Score: 4.93
From 36,255 Ratings


NOT JUST ANOTHER MEDITATION APP Don’t think of Waking Up as a conventional meditation app—think of it as a new operating system for your mind, and a guide to living a better life. We aim to offer a far deeper approach to mindfulness than you’ll find elsewhere—one that fundamentally transforms how you see yourself, and the world around you. But you’ll also discover life-changing, secular wisdom from top scholars and experts, on everything from sleep and doing good in the world to time management and happiness. Waking Up is free for anyone who can’t afford it. We never want money to be the reason why someone can’t benefit from what we’ve built. ***Created by Sam Harris Sam Harris, neuroscientist and best-selling author, built Waking Up to be the resource he wished he’d had when he began exploring meditation over 30 years ago. Sam only includes those practices and insights he’s found to be utterly life-changing. The same is true for the many teachers, scholars, and experts you’ll meet throughout the app. ***A step-by-step approach to mindfulness We’ve heard from thousands of members who say they never really understood meditation until they took our 28-part Introductory Course. Whether you’re a beginner or advanced practitioner, you’ll dive straight into the deep end of real mindfulness, so you don’t waste any time on the surface. ***Learn the true purpose of meditation Meditation is about more than just relieving stress, sleeping better, or improving your focus. While it can help you do all of that, our goal is ultimately to help you open the door to a deeper understanding of yourself. Here, you won’t just uncover simple relaxation techniques —and you won’t find any New Age fluff or religious dogma. ***A place for serious seekers Explore some of life’s most important questions, on topics like neuroscience, psychedelics, enlightenment, ethics, and Stoicism—from renowned authors and professors like Oliver Burkeman, Michael Pollan, Laurie Santos, Arthur C. Brooks, James Clear, and others. ***In-depth theory and practice Waking Up explains both the theory and the practice of meditation —so you don’t just learn the “how” of mindfulness, but also the “why.” You’ll be guided by prominent figures like Joseph Goldstein, Diana Winston, Adyashanti, Jayasāra, and Henry Shukman, who teach a wide range of contemplative practices, including Vipassana, Zen, Dzogchen, Advaita Vedanta, and more. ***Timeless insights, modern lens Within Waking Up, you’ll find some of the most profound spiritual teachings from throughout history—those that have stood the test of time. And you’ll hear from historic voices like Alan Watts. But we also pressure-test ancient wisdom against modern science, so you won’t find outlandish claims or anything we haven’t found to be empirically true. ***A comprehensive guide Waking Up supports your growth and development in a number of different ways. You’ll find an abundance of useful features, like meditation timers, in-app support messages, an ever-growing audio library, and daily reminders to help bring your mindfulness practice into your life. “Waking Up is, hands down, the most important meditation guide I’ve ever used.” Physician Peter Attia “If you’ve had trouble getting into meditation, this app is your answer!” -Susan Cain, best-selling author “Waking Up is not an app, it’s a path. It is equal parts a meditation guide, a philosophy master-class and a highly-focused TED Conference.” -Eric Hirschberg, former CEO of ACTIVISION SUBSCRIPTION Subscriptions automatically renew, unless auto-renew is disabled at least 24 hours before the current period ends. Manage your subscription from your Apple account settings. Payment will be charged to your Apple account. Terms of service: https://wakingup.com/terms-of-service/ Privacy policy: https://wakingup.com/privacy-policy/ Satisfaction guarantee: If you don’t find the app valuable, email us at support@wakingup.com for a full refund.


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This app taught me how to actually live in the present moment

Before finding Waking Up, I had been meditating daily for a year and a half and found myself constantly wondering if I was doing it “right” and my practice felt like it was plateauing. I saw Sam Harris on the Huberman Labs Podcast and thought “why not use the free trial if I don’t even have to put in a credit card.” That was easily one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. If the only encounter I had with the Waking Up app was the Introductory Course, it still would have changed my life in the best way possible. (Seriously, go get a link to a free trial and give it a shot) I find massive value in the conversations Sam has with various guests available in the app. Specifically the one with Joseph Goldstein which helped answer a lot of my questions like - “am I really getting it?” I can’t think of a better investment I’ve made in myself and my ability to stay in the present moment. Seriously, this app changed my life. I really can’t recommend it enough. Thank you Sam and the Waking Up team!
By ZippyDraper

Like the Bible, it’s there when I need it

I don’t use waking up daily, or even weekly. I would say I use it several times a year. When I am stuck, irritable, restless, discontent and nothing seems to work, I am reminded about Waking Up. I open the app and do the meditation for the day. All the things I described disappear, they melt and wash away. It’s one of those things that works for me when it seems nothing else does. Also, after doing many daily meditations I can do my own when needed. Even if only for a couple minutes. It’s trained my brain to release cares and worries and to get present. It’s when I’m really dug in to something like being selfish or closed minded… and can’t get out of it, this is my go to!

Bug fix needed

Love this app. Just wanted to point out to the developers that the iPad version has a major bug. When trying to play the meditation of the day, a pop up window appears showing the playback functions but then it quickly disappears before the user can do anything.
By Dexter Dreaming Darkly

So far so good

It’s got Alan Watts, which was a big selling point for me. By far the best app in its category that I have tried. Album cover are meticulous and colorful.
By Tobeye Song

Intro Meditation course amazing!

I don’t write reviews and i don’t agree with everything Sam Harris says (not a fan boy), but I have to give it up to him as far as this app, the intro meditation course within the app that he seemingly has designed, and also his book Waking Up (which is about meditation). I love how he has extricated this mental tool (meditation) from eastern religious traditions and mysticism. I’m sure others have done it too but I love his secular, logical, and rational take on it. And he does a great job of describing things. He definitely has a gift for clarity and words. Keep it up Sam! And thank you.
By Jim-234

Lessons on mindfulness/meditation

It’s a one-of-a-kind app for mindfulness with so many great lessons and talks.
By hali.jk

Can’t say enough about Sam Harris.

I discovered Sam Harris through his books in my early 20’s… over a decade later I am still learning and loving his work (composed fan girl). The courses are an added bonus to the guided meditations, with discussions and topics that are always intriguing to me and eye opening. Sam aids in understanding some very complex concepts that I’ve always been very interested in. Worth every penny.
By Taradanny

One minor detail

First of all, I love the app! It is calming, soothing, and therapeutic. I am very happy with it. With that said, the only thing I can think to improve is the sudden and abrupt ending to most of the sessions. It often catches me off guard and can be a bit startling when I am deep in meditation. Try working in a fade-out or something similar. Other than that, great job with this app! Thank you!
By McMike11


Content on the waking up app is unparalleled. Having access to the waking up app is a privilege. Great work !
By IAB02

Life changing meditations

Sam Harris redefines meditation through the introductory course. After the intro course, the accessibility of the daily meditations on the front page make it easy to use and maintain consistency. I’ve learned a lot of meditation theory & techniques through this app, which helps me understand my practice on a deeper level than other meditation apps.
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