Waking Up is a guide to understanding the mind, for the purpose of living a more balanced and fulfilling life. Join Sam Harris – neuroscientist, philosopher, and New York Times best-selling author – as he explores the practice of meditation and examines the theory behind it.

What makes Waking Up different?

Real 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 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 the Waking Up course.

* Guided meditation: Practice sessions for morning, day, or evening meditation, suitable for beginners, intermediate and advanced meditators alike.
* Introductory Course: A progressive, 50-session course that will introduce you to 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.
* Groups: Allows you to practice with others while listening to guided meditation, sitting in silence, or both.
* Meditation timer and tracking to monitor progress
* Integration with Apple Health app, adding Mindful Minutes in the Mindfulness category.
* A guarantee of satisfaction. If you don’t find the app valuable, email us at and we will give you a full refund.

Mindfulness topics Include:
* The logic of practice
* Mental training
* Gratitude
* The value of attention
* Free will
* The illusion of the self
* The power of concepts
* Consciousness
* And more

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.

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Version 1.5.42

Waking Up is risk-free. If you don't find it valuable, we will give you a full refund. No questions asked.

If you would like to use the app but truly cannot afford it, please email us at 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.

Ratings and Reviews

5.0 out of 5
474 Ratings

474 Ratings

intermediate meditator ,


I have been meditating for 4 years now, and tried a fair share of guides. This meditation guide has exceeded my expectations. It offers everything you want from a meditation app. Thank you!

TDBerg ,

Fundamentaly improves people


KoalaOnMars ,

Just what I needed to start meditating. Thanks Sam!

Just what I needed to start meditating. Thanks Sam!


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