We originally learned about the buddhify app from the Buddhist Geeks Podcast #217. (That episode is especially special to us at MettāNation, as Rohan’s ideas about modernizing our meditation practice to attract new practitioners was one of the motivating factors behind starting our group!)

As it’s descried in the FAQ: “buddhify has been especially designed for people who have always wanted to try meditation but have never got round to it and for people who have just started to hear about the benefits meditation can bring. People who are already meditators will also find it useful but it is targeted for beginners. It is most suitable for people who live in cities, have busy lives and have an Android or iPhone smartphone. ”

The app is now available at buddhify.com for both Android and iPhone. As they point out, “people who are already meditators will also find it useful but it is targeted for beginners. “

 

From a blog post on the Public Library of Science:

Beneath the poetic cultural trappings of Buddhism, what intensive meditation offers to long-term practitioners is a kind of metacognitive hack of the human operating system (a metaphor that probably crossed Jobs’ mind at some point.) Sitting zazen offered Jobs a practical technique for upgrading the motherboard in his head.
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  •  October 28, 2011
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