Meditation, Zazen, Yoga Timer 4+

For Mindfulness and Mantra

Bart Jacobs

    • 4.6 • 201 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



For the past ten years, Samsara has been the yoga, reiki, meditation, and mindfulness timer of tens of thousands of people around the world. This meditation app is designed for iPhone and iPad and caters to a wide range of practices, including mantra meditation, transcendental meditation, tm for short, mindfulness, zazen, yoga, reiki, shiatsu, and more. This elegant mindfulness app brings a unique approach to incorporating mindfulness into your everyday life. It's a perfect choice for practitioners of various flavors of meditation and mindfulness.

Samsara's clean and minimalist design keeps your focus steady. The app's interface is thoughtfully crafted with simplicity at its core, ensuring your yoga, meditation, or mindfulness session isn't interrupted by complex features or visually overwhelming elements.

Profiles make it easy to switch between practices. Switching between profiles takes a second. Whether you are moving between a yoga session and a mindfulness timer, or shifting between personal and group sessions, your settings can be adjusted with just a few simple taps.

Samsara includes a collection of calming chimes, such as Tibetan bells, singing bowls, and meditation bells. They allow you to personalize your sessions and create the ideal atmosphere for your practice. The bells and chimes are gentle reminders, guiding your yoga or meditation journey and helping you build a deeper connection with your practice.

The app provides detailed, insightful statistics for those who want it. Stay motivated by tracking your progress and patterns over time. Monitor the duration, frequency, and type of your practices to get a deeper understanding of your journey and gain insights into your personal growth. Samsara optionally integrates with Apple's HealthKit.

Samsara comes with iCloud support, one of the most requested features. Your profiles and sessions are stored in iCloud on Apple's servers. Communication with iCloud is encrypted end-to-end, which means it is safe and secure. What does that mean for you? You don't run the risk of losing your data when you lose your device. Switching to a new device is also a breeze. Another benefit is that you can use Samsara on multiple devices, sharing profiles and sessions. It works like magic.

Download Samsara for free and let it be your companion during your practice.

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What’s New

Version 6.7.4

This update fixes a handful of unpleasant bugs. Enjoy!

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
201 Ratings

201 Ratings

Bob Lingvall ,

Great app for meditation

I use this app every day! It has a warmup period you can set and a closing period you can set, each each with its own unique time and chime. It allows you to easily adjust the time of your meditation too. It also allows you to set reminder intervals throughout the meditation to keep you on track when the mind starts to wander. For example, I'll do a 20 minute meditation with the reminder chime each two minutes. This is one way to follow the directives for short meditations that are focused, especially for us beginners. It also keeps track of the number of sessions you have completed without missing one, and keeps track of the most sessions you have ever done without missing one. It's a good help to keep you on track and challenge you to continue and be faithful to your meditation practice. Most of us are doing individual practice most of the time it seems so this is a good help and encouragement. The chimes are also a very good quality of sound. This is a great app at just about any price and what's more astounding is it's for free! Thanks for creating it! Should be a ton of good karma coming from this app for the creators of it!

Benjor ,

Allows background sound!

I’ve tried a half dozen similar meditation timer apps. This is the ONLY ONE which allows background audio from a totally different app to keep running when it plays a bell sound. (Context: I have a separate white noise generator running) All the other timer apps “grab control” of all audio and silence everything happening in order to play their bell.

Thanks for playing well with other apps!

Elektrius ,

letting down old users

i previously had a glowing review of this app. after using it for years the developer decided to change the app without any notice switching to a subscription model that completely locks previous users out of years of their stats and restricting all modes of use, citing a price of “cup of coffee” for continued use. i understand the need to make it sustainable but not at the expense and disadvantage of people that were your original supporters. also, $20 a year is not a cup of cofee, and for the next 10 years that makes it $200. i would have gladly paid a one time fee for the new version of the app but asking a subscription fee for a simple app that went years without updates is not a good move. the developer states “building it from the ground up” while it only received a cosmetic update, all the options are the same. the app is still missing some key features present in most other apps, like icloud sync for people with multiple devices. this is a fairly simple app that worked just fine for years without any updates and the least you could do is let old users keep the old app, even if without future updates. this is not fair treatment, it feels like being bullied into keeping the stats you accumulated over many years. without any warning too. really disappointed.

Developer Response ,

It truly saddens me to see you go, Elektrius. Adding a subscription to sustain the development of Samsara was a tough decision to make, and I appreciate your disappointment. I shipped free updates for the pas the years, but I'm sorry to say that that isn't sustainable. I hope you continue using Samsara despite your disappointment.

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The developer, Bart Jacobs, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

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