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Whether you’re a beginning or advanced meditator, Waking Up opens the door to a deeper understanding of yourself—and to a new way of being in the world.

Daily Meditation

By Sam Harris

Practice mindfulness and explore advanced techniques with a new guided meditation every day of the week.


For beginners struggling with negative thoughts, to advanced meditators who have glimpsed the illusion of the self, Waking Up will meet you where you are.

  • Start with our Introductory Course, graduate to guided Daily meditations.

  • Explore mindfulness, Zen, Dzogchen, Advaita, and other practices.

  • Learn from a curated group of world-renowned teachers.


Ancient wisdom, pressure-tested by modern teachers, scientists, and scholars.

  • Explore the theory behind the practice, including the concepts of nonduality and enlightenment.

  • Learn how neuroscience and psychedelics can illuminate the path of meditation.

  • Connect meditation to a philosophy of life, including ethics, Stoicism, effective altruism, and more.

The Stoic Path

By William B. Irvine

Apply the wisdom of ancient Stoic philosophy to the challenges of modern life with professor William B. Irvine.

The purpose of meditation isn’t merely to de-stress, or to sleep better, or to learn to be a little less neurotic. The purpose is to radically transform your sense of who and what you are.”

Sam Harris

Neuroscientist, Philosopher, and Creator of Waking Up

“How Is Waking Up Different?”

Not just another meditation app


Explore the deep end from the very beginning.

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Sam Harris has created the easiest way to return to the present moment.

Marc Benioff

Founder, chairman and CEO of Salesforce.

Peter Attia

A physician who focuses on the applied science of longevity. He trained at Stanford University and Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Susan Cain

A lecturer, bestselling author, and co-founder of Quiet Revolution. Her TED talk on the "power of introverts" has been watched over 20 million times.

Tim Ferriss

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

James R. Doty, M.D.

M.D. Founder and Director, The Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (CCARE) Stanford University School of Medicine.

Maria Popova

Reader, writer. Creator of TheMarginalian.org (formerly Brain Pickings). Maker of The Universe in Verse.

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Over 50,000 5-star reviews

... I have always struggled with meditation...

I have always struggled with meditation and mindfulness. I have ADHD and the practice is literally torture, but this app has helped me engage in mindfulness in practical ways. Having the theory taught alongside the practice helped me understand the purpose of meditation. Idk it been more enjoyable and I'd like to think I'm learning something about myself.

The Fine Print

A Waking Up membership is $99.99 USD/year and includes access to all meditation practices, courses, and other resources. We also offer Lifetime Memberships for $499.99. Becoming a member is risk-free: If you don’t find it valuable, we will give you a full refund. No questions asked.

As a company, Waking Up strives to help alleviate human suffering on many fronts. We donate a minimum of 10% of our profits to the most effective charities, under the guidance of Giving What We Can,
Give Well, Founders Pledge and Longview Philanthropy.

Also, if you would like to become a member but truly cannot afford it, click here to learn about our scholarship program.