The Way: Meditation path 4+

Peace, joy, insight, awakening

The Way App Inc

    • 4.9 • 72 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases

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THE WAY is a single meditation training program that guides you into the deep peace, love, insight and awakening that meditation can bring. It offers a unique, clear and comprehensive path, taught by an authorized Zen Master, Henry Shukman

With THE WAY, you will:

*** Never feel overwhelmed by choice. The Way guides you step-by-step along a single, linear path through all the key areas of a deep and fulfilling meditation practice. You never have to worry about which meditation to choose.

*** Experience real transformation and deep wellbeing. Progress along a proven pathway of meditation that helps you to awaken to the true nature of your mind, your self, and your relationship to the world. Explore Zen koans, non-dual awareness and other awakening techniques.

*** Benefit from an authorized Zen Master as your guide. Study with a beloved teacher with over 35 years of meditation practice. Learn Henry Shukman’s innovative fusion of modern mindfulness, Jhana practice and Sanbo Zen teaching.

HENRY SHUKMAN teaches mindfulness and awakening practices to a wide range of students from all traditions and walks of life. Henry is an authorized Zen Master in the Sanbo Zen lineage, and is the Spiritual Director of Mountain Cloud Zen Center in Santa Fe, New Mexico. His struggles and traumatic experiences as a youth, combined with a spontaneous awakening experience at 19, paved the way for Henry to develop a well-rounded approach to meditation.

On the journey of THE WAY, you can learn to:

*** Calm the nervous system, reduce stress on a daily basis and release trauma over time
*** Uncover previously unknown support and gratitude in our lives
*** Access beautiful states of flow and absorption during meditation
*** Get tastes and glimpses of awakening - insights into your own true nature, and discovering what non-duality really means, and the deep freedom and joy it can give.


THE WAY is free to download and try out the pathway.

You can manage your subscription from your Apple account settings. Payment will be charged to your Apple account.

If you can’t afford the cost of the subscription, please let us know and we will arrange a free subscription to THE WAY for you through our scholarship program.

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What’s New

Version 1.1.0

Hello -- we have a big update for you today: Offline Mode!

* Download sessions for listening offline
* View and manage your downloaded sessions
* Continue progressing on the pathway wherever you are
* Some small fixes and tweaks

Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
72 Ratings

72 Ratings

joelisfar ,

Finally, an app I can recommend to everyone

I first started meditating 3 years ago when subscribing to the Waking Up app. In that app I found dozens of teachers; some whose styles resonated with me more than others. But when I discovered Henry Shukman’s content in that app, I found a much stronger connection than I’d found with any of the other teachers.

I went on to read his book and have even joined for some of his online sessions, both of which have been huge in my life and practice.

I still love and regularly use the Waking Up app for its Theory-related content, but The Way is now my daily driver for sits.

I typically use it once in the morning and once in the evening. Sometimes using the 20m guided option or sometimes using the 10m timer after a 10m guided session. Its content and approach helped me finally find my groove in the daily practice routine.

And best of all, it’s the first app I can recommend to *everyone* interested in exploring a meditation practice. There’s not a close second, from my view.

It’s free to get started and they even offer scholarships for those with less money to spend on things like this. Give it a try if you’re ready to see how meditation is more than just a self improvement practice. Some use the word “spiritual” but in this case that’s not meant in a supernatural sense. No dogma or faith is involved.

There’s so much to explore within *direct experience* itself! Enjoy! 🙏

Npc1138 ,

Perfect for beginners and beyond. Fantastic.

I’ve been meditating, almost daily, for the past 10 years now. I used headspace for many years when I first started and Sam Harris’ Waking up for the past few years. I was so excited when I found out Henry was coming out with his own app. His knowledge and many years of experience as a Zen teacher make The Way by far the most accessible, simple, easy to use and enjoyable guided meditation app I’ve used. Henry’s is a fantastic teacher and his teachings are so simple, yet impactful that this app is perfect for beginners and more seasoned students alike. I’ve always wanted to come practice with Henry in person, but this app is the next best thing. Thank you to both Henry and his team for creating this app and making Henry’s experience and teachings so easily accessible.

free repeater ,

This is the one!

I’ve tried every meditation app out there in the last 10+ years of practicing somewhat inconsistently. The Way is a revelation! There is no confusion or decision paralysis because of too many options or bells and whistles. It’s just one methodical path, taught with the most clear, precise language about meditation I have encountered. I have completed over 40 meditations in this app so far, and it’s giving me the ability to bring mindfulness “off the cushion” and into my daily life in ways that other apps have not. And, the app promises to go much further than just “mindfulness” in further sessions.

Henry Shukman is an excellent teacher and I hope more people will give this app a chance to improve their lives.

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