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“I’ve been incredibly impressed with this app. Whether you want to sharpen your mind or experience more peace, this can help in dramatic fashion. The power of its progression is hard to overstate.”

Tim FerrissTim Ferriss is an early-stage investor and the author of five #1 New York Times best sellers. He hosts the popular podcast The Tim Ferriss Show.

“Waking Up is, hands down, the most important meditation guide I've ever used. And having Sam lead these sessions is what makes them so effective for me.”

Peter Attia, M.D.Peter Attia is a physician who focuses on the applied science of longevity. He trained at Stanford University and Johns Hopkins Hospital.

What makes Waking Up different?

Meditation is often taught as though it were an ancient version of an executive stress ball. But it’s more like the Large Hadron Collider. Waking Up users quickly understand that meditation is about more than feeling good in the moment—there are fundamental discoveries to be made in the laboratory of their own minds.


Waking Up guides you through a 50-day introductory course, teaching a progressive series of meditation techniques, before unlocking access to an ongoing series of daily meditations.

All meditations are created and led by Sam Harris.


Waking Up also contains a growing curriculum of short talks by Sam Harris on a wide variety of topics relevant for deepening your practice.

About Sam Harris

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 received a degree in philosophy from Stanford University and a Ph.D. in neuroscience from UCLA.  He 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does the app cost?

Waking Up is free to download and offers access to the first 5 meditations from the 50-day introductory course, along with 5 short talks. Any content not accessible will display with a lock symbol. To gain full access to the expanding course, you will need to purchase an in-app subscription for either $14.99 US/month or $119.99 US/year.

Can I give Waking Up as a gift?

You can purchase a Waking Up subscription as a gift by going to our Gift Cards page.