Waking Up with Sam Harris

Waking Up with Sam Harris

By Waking Up Course, LLC

  • Category: Health & Fitness
  • Release Date: 2018-09-21
  • Current Version: 1.1.2
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 39.82 MB
  • Developer: Waking Up Course, LLC
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 11.4 or later.
Score: 5
From 6,554 Ratings


For beginners and experienced meditators alike, Waking Up is for people who understand that meditation isn’t just about feeling better in the moment. Real meditation changes a person’s view of the world. WHY IS WAKING UP DIFFERENT FROM OTHER MEDITATION APPS? * Meditation is often taught as though it were an ancient version of an executive stress ball. But it’s more like the Large Hadron Collider. Waking Up users quickly understand that there are fundamental discoveries to be made in the laboratory of their own minds. * Waking Up guides you through a 50-day introductory course before unlocking access to an ongoing series of daily meditations. If you’re a novice, you need this. (And if you’re an experienced meditator, you probably do, too.) All meditations are created and led by Sam Harris. * Waking Up also contains a growing curriculum of short talks by Sam Harris on a wide variety of topics relevant for deepening your practice. * Waking Up never resorts to gimmicks or pseudoscience. The app contains only what you need to make fundamental insights into the nature of your mind. “I’ve been incredibly impressed with this app. Whether you want to sharpen your mind or experience more peace, this can help in dramatic fashion. The power of its progression is hard to overstate.” — Tim Ferriss Tim Ferriss is an early-stage investor in technology companies and the author of five #1 New York Times bestsellers, including The 4-Hour Workweek and Tools of Titans. He hosts the popular podcast, The Tim Ferriss Show. ABOUT SAM HARRIS Sam Harris is the author of five New York Times bestsellers, 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 received a degree in philosophy from Stanford University and a Ph.D. in neuroscience from UCLA. He 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 has spent a total of two years in silent retreat under the guidance of Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche, Nyoshul Khen Rinpoche, Sayadaw Upandita, Joseph Goldstein, and others. WAKING UP SUBSCRIPTIONS AND TERMS Waking Up offers two introductory auto-renewing subscriptions: $7.99 per month* $59.99 per year** *The introductory price will remain at $7.99/month until Jan 31, 2019 at which time it will move to the regular price of $14.99/month. If you sign up between now and Jan 31, 2019 you will receive the introductory rate for as long as you remain subscribed. **Annual memberships will also remain at the introductory price of $59.99/year until Jan 31, 2019 at which time it will move to the regular price of $119.99/year (equivalent to $9.99/month). If you sign up between now and Jan 31, 2019 you will receive the introductory rate for as long as you remain subscribed. GUARANTEE: If you complete the 50-day course in less than 90 days and don’t find it valuable, we want you to have your money back. Please email us at info@wakingup.com, and we will refund your money. As with all Sam Harris’ IP, if you would like to use this app but truly cannot afford it, please email us at info@wakingup.com, and we will provide you with a free account. 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 iTunes Store account settings. Payment will be charged to your iTunes account. You can read more about our terms and conditions here: Terms of Service: https://wakingup.com/terms-of-service/ Privacy Policy: https://wakingup.com/privacy-policy/



  • Phenomenal Meditation App

    By DustinDC
    Such a valuable resource for meditation practice. The lessons provide excellent context while the meditations allow you to gradually build upon your skills and habits. Highly recommended!
  • Wowed on day 3

    By msmagen
    I’ve dabbled in meditation for about 2 years now. I’ve read 10% Happier (would recommend) and have also tried other meditation apps. I haven’t been able to stick with the practice, however. I’m only on day 3 of this course, but I just had an amazing experience that I’m not sure I’ve had before using other apps or practicing solo. I felt like my body just melted away and I was only sensation. It was amazing and powerful. I listen to Sam’s podcast and trust him intellectually. I absolutely think that this has something to do with the effectiveness of this app for me. I find that the medium of podcasting makes you feel like you sort of “know” the host after listening to their voice in your ear for hours and hours cumulatively. This has the effect of seeming like I have my own personal mediation teacher! It does not feel like it has been recorded for the world and played by thousands. Can’t wait to see what else is in store and how this helps me to grow my practice.
  • Great meditation

    By KKicechic
    Great meditation. Sam has a calming & comfortable voice and his mindfulness lessons help me start my day - my mind is clear(er) instead of filled with errands and last week's conversations.
  • Best Meditation App I've come across

    By ramzoidgonz
    Sam Harris' meditations are fantastic. So much better than headspace or anything else I've tried. He does a great job at presenting a different lesson each session to make it more and more clear what the goal of meditation is. As opposed to just sitting there and wondering if it's working yet.
  • The best!

    By smeinzer
    I’ve used most of the popular meditation apps out there but there is something special about how Sam explains things. For one reason or another it resonates with me so clearly. I cannot recommend this app enough.
  • Required email to open app? Subscription?

    By thinkclearly
    Title says it all. Best to look elsewhere.
  • Excellent app

    By Nicholas book lover
    I’m new to the practice of meditation (about 8 months), but I’ve been using this app habitually on a daily basis and it has helped me in so many facets in my life. I work as a nurse in a stressful field, and meditation has helped me find peace and calm within. I truly believe if more people tried meditation the world would be a better place. This is one reason why I’m writing a review, which I don’t usually do for apps, because I want to bring more awareness. Thank you Sam and your team for this truly wonderful gift which has made such a positive difference. It is really hard to contextualize into words how much I love this to give it proper justice.
  • My favorite meditation app, hands down

    By Hackablehumans
    I had the headspace subscription the last three years and completed various packs but never developed a regular habit with it. Waking Up is really next level for me. I find it to be much more rich and interesting, and not just focusing on the breath endlessly. The techniques and guidance is provocative and insightful in Sam Harris typical style. I'm on day 38 and it's clear that it was thoroughly planned in terms of sequencing as it quickly introduces you to the diversity of techniques and then spirals upward, revisiting those techniques and guiding you to deeper and deeper insights into your mind. For me, it is that depth that separates this app from all the other meditation apps I've tried. If you just want to practice honing your ability to follow your breath, headspace, 10% happier or calm will all be just fine (I've used them all). But if you are looking something to help you go beyond simple training of the attention, and live the "examined life" this is the app for you.
  • Sam Harris is my brain coach

    By Mlilley16
    Very useful app since most Homo sapiens are walking around the planet reacting to events without giving much thought at all to why. When you consider the “why”, you realize you have options when reacting. Thank you Sam Harris. And his books are life changing also.
  • This is amazing!!!

    By Dnabchanalcidnalchsnxk
    Such an awesome endeavor that Sam Harris took upon himself to write a course that is insightful, easily accessible and does real justice to the act of meditation. Truly astounding!