In an effort to try and reduce the stress of urban living, one enterprising guy decided to create an app that would help bring meditation to the masses via their mobile handsets. Rohan Gunatillake a former management consultant has designed and launched an app called ‘buddhify’ whose primary goal is to bring the best of traditional meditation to modern urban life.
The art of meditation on your smartphone
‘Meditation and mindfulness can really help combat the stresses that busy city life can heap upon us,’ says Rohan. ‘My aim with buddhify is to provide a convenient, playful and practical way to bring the benefits of meditation without having to sacrifice the elements of high-energy urban life we all enjoy.’
With meditation and mindfulness increasingly popular amongst city professionals, buddhify is designed to offer an accessible introduction to mental training and to try and help users make the most of ‘dead time’. Whether commuting to work, at the gym, walking about town or at home, buddhify could offer quick and easy guided meditations, to help users focus, improve awareness and increase wellbeing in the midst of bustling city living. Sounds like a great de-stress app for the citizens of metro cities like Mumbai, Delhi and such other locales.
A few settings for your mind set
The app also allows users to experience a personalized introduction to meditation and features over 32 specially created audio tracks with intuitive navigation. Primarily an individual meditation experience, buddhify also offers a unique two player meditation mode, allowing friends and partners to experience meditation together.
‘buddhify is a real first and cleverly combines an introduction to traditional meditation with new and convenient technologies,’ says Martin Aylward, one of Europe’s leading meditation teachers. ‘The app successfully condenses key elements of ancient practices into a format that brings meditation and its benefits to a whole new audience.’
"Location based" Meditation
buddhify has nothing to do with Buddhism directly but merely uses the reference to help promote a sense of mental wellbeing and calmness which is what the religion also tries to offer followers. The app is available for both Android and Apple iPhone users and available for Rs. 127.18 and Rs. 150 ($2.99) respectively.