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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 author of five #1 New York Times bestsellers. He hosts the popular podcast, The Tim Ferriss Show.

“The Waking Up Course 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.

Live an Examined Life

The self is not what it seems. The sense that there is an “I” perched somewhere behind your eyes is actually an illusion. And while experiences of “self-transcendence” have been traditionally thought about in religious or mystical terms, there is nothing, in principle, irrational about them. From both a scientific and philosophical perspective, they represent a clearer view of the way things are.

In the Waking Up Course, Sam Harris will help you understand these ancient truths about the mind in a modern context.


Each day, you will learn a progressive series of meditation techniques in guided sessions with Sam.


Get access to an expanding curriculum of short talks that will help you deepen your meditation practice and live a better life.

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About Sam Harris

Sam Harris is the author of five New York Times bestsellers, including Waking Up: A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion.  He also hosts the top-rated podcast, Waking Up.

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.

Harris’s work has been published in more than 20 languages and has been discussed in The New York Times, Time, Scientific American, Nature, Rolling Stone, and many other journals.

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

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does the app cost?

The Waking Up app is free to download and offers a series of guided meditations, a meditation timer, and several lessons on a variety of topics. Any content not accessible will display with a lock symbol. To access the full, expanding course, you will need to purchase an in-app subscription for either $7.99 US/month or $59.99 US/year.

What are the benefits of subscription?

With a subscription, you will have full access to all guided meditations, lessons, and other exclusive content.

I’ve supported Sam’s work on Do I get the app for free?

If you supported the Waking Up podcast prior to September 18th, 2018, you are entitled to free access to the course and can log in with the same email address you used at or Patreon.

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