Mindfulness Timer | Samsara 4+

For Meditation, Zazen, Yoga

Bart Jacobs

    • 4.6 • 65 Ratings
    • Free



Samsara is your personal meditating timer and holistic companion designed for iPhone and iPad. It caters to various practices, including meditation, mindfulness, zazen, yoga, reiki, shiatsu, and more, bringing a unique approach to incorporating mindfulness into your everyday life. It's a perfect choice for practitioners of zazen or zen meditation.

Samsara's clean, minimalist design keeps your focus steady, letting you channel your energy into your practice. The app's interface is thoughtfully crafted with simplicity at its core, ensuring your midnful meditation isn't interrupted by complex features or visually overwhelming elements.

Understanding that every practitioner has unique needs, Samsara has is designed to allow easy profile switching. 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 is home to a varied collection of authentic chimes, encompassing Tibetan bells, singing bowls, and meditation bells, enabling you to personalize your sessions and create the ideal atmosphere. These sounds, with their resonant tones, serve as soft reminders, guiding your meditation journey and promoting a deeper connection with your practice.

The app provides detailed, insightful statistics for those who want it. Stay informed about your progress and track 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.

By integrating seamlessly with Apple's HealthKit, Samsara lets you connect your meditation statistics with other health data, ensuring your wellness pursuits are interconnected.

Discover Samsara, a digital refuge that nourishes the mind, rejuvenates the spirit, and cultivates mindfulness. Embark on a journey towards heightened awareness, relaxation, and self-discovery.

Experience the perfect harmony of simplicity and functionality with Samsara. Commence your journey towards a tranquil and more mindful life today with this unique mindfulness timer. The path to midnfulness and a more peaceful life starts here.

What’s New

Version 5.10

This version fixes a typo.

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
65 Ratings

65 Ratings

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!

skyrider1416 ,

Not too simple, not too complex

I have tried several meditation timers. Some of them were just too complicated, and I spent my attention fussing with settings instead of meditating. Samsara is just right -- it has every feature I need, but no superfluous distractions. Also, there is no "online community" ( huge distraction in a competitor's app).
I particularly like Samsara's graphic: a circular arc that gradually completes to a full circle. In addition to being elegant, it lets me see how much time is left without putting on my glasses.

Update: the problem I have with Samsara now is that it uses a lot of power. Since I started meditating more, I find that Samsara is using more of my battery than any other app!

Elephanttrip ,

My favorite meditation app

I've been using this app for several years. It's got really nice authentic sounding gongs and chimes you can select, and it's really comfortable to toss in between any meditation class i'm teaching without distracting everyone with "technology". The UI is simple and pleasant and the developer is continuously keeping up to date with it. Occasionally adding new features. I always recommend it to friends and fellow teachers.

App Privacy

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.

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

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