Zen Buddhism teaches that letting go of attachment to objects, ideas, and your own ego can lead to a great deal of peace. This app contains 125 short Zen stories/riddles/koans from Japan and China. The koans reveal the futility of trying to avoid death, the futility of trying to find happiness by being ego-centric, and the futility of getting attached to things that will ultimately fade.

What’s New

Version 4.0

In this update, I fixed an issue for the new iPhone X that caused the launch screen to appear stretched out vertically.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
5 Ratings

5 Ratings

physicsisgroovy ,

Great stories

It’s nice to find an app that’s focused on insightful storytelling. No crazy notifications or unnecessary features. Beautiful design.

SneezyRobot ,

Just right

This app is true to its mission. Nothing unnecessary and just the right amount of everything you need to enjoy the thoughtful and thought provoking stories contained within it. I've been enjoying this app for several days now.

Mikokeem ,

Relaxing and insightful

I use it whenever I get a moment away from the business of life. Great for those hoping to start a meditative practice


Krister Johnson
25.1 MB

Requires iOS 9.0 and watchOS 2.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



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  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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