As meditation (or the intention of meditating) becomes more popular, meditation apps have rapidly grown. Currently, there are a lot to choose from but I want to highlight my favorite one.
Black Lotus has everything you would expect from a meditation app: music and guided meditation tracks, a timer, and a log that keeps track of your sessions. However, what really makes it stand out are the other features that spiritual seekers may be interested in.
What I see happen with many spiritual seekers is they get overwhelmed with the different methods available to them. Often times people aren’t sure where to start or what to focus on, switching too often between different kinds of meditation, mantras, etc. Seekers usually research a lot of spiritual practices and it can be hard to navigate without a guru.
Black Lotus is the only app created by a self-realized master (with the help of his devoted team of volunteers). The milestones and path laid out in the app were created by someone with firsthand experience, who spent over ten thousand hours meditating in the Himalayas, and now answers thousands of questions every year by meditators, yogis, and aspiring seekers. What I’m trying to say is, if there is any app out there created by an authority on meditation, this is the one.
You can focus your efforts and progress on the path with three primary activities: Meditating, Mantra chanting, and Random Acts of kindness. Through these activites (and some others) you can unlock achievements and progress on the path.
Here are my favorite features of Black Lotus:
Random Acts of Kindness – (What better way to elevate yourself spiritually than to spread goodness in the world).
Swaminars – Monthly discourses and the opportunity to submit your question to an enlightened Master (Om Swami)
Music and Guided Meditation Tracks – I don’t often meditate to music but the tracks in the app are excellent
Videos on meditation tips – like the one below:
As an introvert and overall hermit, I’ve enjoyed being connected to the spiritual community in the app and reading the questions and stories people come up with. Every time I come across a good thing, I like to share it.