I’m still busy building Kusala Hermitage in Roleystone, but I thought I’d throw this out there:
What’s your favorite meditation app? I use Android myself, but if you use another platform (say a Raspberry Pi and Philips Hue mashup) your answers are welcome. Best to narrow it down to non-guided meditation, a simple “time’s up” is good.
My reason for asking is that I’ve been using a free meditation timer on my tablet which does not turn off the screen when the session ends. I keep waking up to a half charged tablet when I don’t close the app in the evening.
I’m fine using an alarm on my phone. If you want you can probably find a gong/bell sound as an mp3 and set that as an alarm for however long you want to meditate. That way you have the sound you want and your tablet will act how you want.
I use Meditation Assistant. It has three modes: finish after given amount of time, finish at certain time, unlimited session. It has some basic statistics and you can also share your sessions with the community (if you need that ).
I’ve been experimenting with this idea for a couple of months (different software, same concept). Currently 14 randomly occuring ‘pings’ spread over my waking hours. It turns out I’m nowhere near as focused as what I thought!
Same here. If I can actively catch 25%, it’s a great day! My personal best has been about 80%… but the kind of laid- back- yet- mindful mindset needed is hard to achieve. An eye opening exercise into the nature of Awareness for sure.
I find insight timer especially helpful because of its ability to create subtle interval times. For example, if I want to meditate for an hour and for the first fifteen minutes practice the recollections, I can create a 1 hour meditation timer with a 15 minute interval. Insight timer also give the option to save it as a precept.