Waking Up: Guided Meditation

Waking Up: Guided Meditation

Waking Up: Guided Meditation

By Waking Up Course, LLC

Score: 4.94
From 25,995 Ratings


Discover daily mindfulness and meditation with Sam Harris—neuroscientist, philosopher, and best-selling author—and explore the theory behind the practice. Daily guided meditation sessions, on-demand mindfulness lessons as well as a practical timer will build your understanding and help turn meditation into a new habit. For inquiring and curious minds, learn the related science, philosophy, and ethics in short audio lessons with Sam and through his extended conversations with other influential teachers and scholars. 3 reasons to download Waking Up: - Real meditation practice: Go beyond mere stress reduction to make profound discoveries inside the laboratory of your own mind. - Rational theory: Ground your meditation experience in practical wisdom and a rational understanding of the world. - Fair Pricing: As with all of Sam Harris’s digital content, if you would like to use this app but truly cannot afford it, please email us at support@wakingup.com so that we can give you a free account. While we operate a business, we believe that money should never be the reason why someone can’t gain access to Waking Up. 2020 presented some challenges, and highlighted the importance of meditation in a healthy routine, as well as taking care of our mental health with mindfulness and effective stress-reducing strategies. In 2021, add elements of mental self-care to your everyday life by following one of Waking Up many courses, from our introductory course to meditation sessions, updated daily. DOWNLOAD WAKING UP AND ENJOY ALL THE FOLLOWING FEATURES: - Guided meditation: Practice sessions for morning, day, or evening meditation, suitable for beginners, intermediate and advanced meditators alike. - Introductory Course: A progressive, introductory course that will teach you the basic principles of mindfulness meditation, along with more advanced practices. - Daily meditations: After completing the Introductory Course, you will continue your practice with our growing catalog of daily meditations. - Lessons: Listen to short talks on science, philosophy, and the nature of mind. - Conversations: Long-form conversations with a wide range of teachers and scholars. - Guided meditations and talks by other talented teachers - Meditation timer and tracking to monitor progress. - 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. Optimized to offer the best mobile experience: - Integration with Apple Health app, adding Mindful Minutes in the Mindfulness category. - Support for Dark Mode and for users with vision impairments, VoiceOver. ABOUT SAM HARRIS 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 wide range of topics—neuroscience, meditation, moral philosophy, religion, rationality—but generally focus on how a growing understanding of ourselves and the world is changing our sense of how we should live. Sam has practiced meditation for over 30 years and has studied with many Tibetan, Indian, Burmese, and Western meditation teachers, both in the United States and abroad. He received a degree in philosophy from Stanford University and a Ph.D. in neuroscience from UCLA. PRICING INFO 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. You can turn off auto-renew or manage your subscription from your Apple account settings. Payment will be charged to your Apple account. You can read more about our terms of service here: https://wakingup.com/terms-of-service/ and our privacy policy here: https://wakingup.com/privacy-policy/.


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This practice helped me to clarify who I am, the kind of person I want to be and the way I want to move through the world. I’m not always the best at practicing but when I do, I never regret it.
By Tick23

I love this App and appreciate Sam’s consistency

No matter what you believe, Sam provides incredible insight and stimulation and relevance in our world. I think this app and those that are teachers here, are above and beyond the usual guidance available. I still struggle with some of the concepts but am totally fine with the struggle which resolves by listening to the voice under the thinker. I will keep coming back here for the high quality that is presented and Sam’s incredibly calming presence and intellect. Just the combination of those two elements alone is quite phenomenal.

Bless you Sam Harris, and this app you’ve created!!

I have always been into self improvement and went as far as pursuing my Bachelors in Psychology and recently I have been accepted to a Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program. In all the years of striving for a healthier mental state I have to say this app helped me get closer to my goals than anything else I’ve tried. Along with this I also believe it will be extremely useful to use the mindfulness tips I’ve learned in my counseling practice, because I have already seen it help me become a much more empathetic person. I have only used this app for 30 days and I know I still have a ways to go but from an honest opinion I noticed change the first day. Sam Harris does a great job explaining how to implement each of his mindfulness tips into your daily routine. I also love all the different features included in this app and am excited to share the “children’s guided meditation courses” with my younger brothers. Everyone needs this app. Especially now with all the distractions we have in our daily routines that make it easy for us to fall into a negative thinking pattern!
By Azuzena77


Love this app. Been trying to become a mediator for more than 30 years. Been on the spiritual path just as long. I was never able to maintain consistency. Tried multitudes of different meditations on (blank)tube. Frustrated at feeling like I was in a “time out”. Idk how I found this app but I’ve been successful in meditating daily since right before the turn of year. Thank you WAKING UP!!!!
By skatiemae

S tier meditation app

Meditation is hard. It’s really hard. It’s like playing a difficult game, like Dark Souls, and entering a flow state: by managing all the right rolls, getting your attacks in, and eventually beating the Big Bad Boss you achieve something. The analogy is apt. Like I mentioned, meditation is hard. Sam and the Waking Up app are the “Sun Bro” you can bring in to help you out. They can’t do the work of beating the boss for you but having them present helps A LOT. Meditation is a boss battle against your own mind, and Sam of Catarina is here to help. 11/10 long may the sun shine!!
By 1r0qu012

Always there to remind me

My own meditation practice is a work in progress but the talks on the app such as ‘gratitude’ and ‘the last time’ have made a profound impact on me in a short amount of time. The way Sam articulates how life is precious has helped me live with more presence.
By Hugo Paisanos

Invaluable Resource

This app is well-structured, diversified, accessible and deeply useful. Head-and-shoulders above any other meditation app. Many thanks to Sam and the Waking Up team for bringing such a vast content offering to the app.
By jkells24

A Great Resource!

The Waking Up Meditation App provides a clear and wonderful approach to living.
By wallacegail

What is openness and freedom?

Sam Harris says we are either lost in thought or we are aware of the mind’s openness and freedom. What is this freedom? Sam has spent a lot of time arguing that free will is an illusion. Of course, he could have changed his mind. Maybe freedom of mind is different from free will. I just don’t understand. Maybe it’s an experience that just can’t be put into words.
By Dedwarmo


Sat under a tree and didn’t pay any subscription fees. Didn’t need a cell phone or computer to access higher consciousness The higher consciousness for sale is the most insufferable, and counter to all consciousness raising. You want elevated consciousness? Get rid of capitalizing service to humanity and give it away freely.


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