Insight Timer

Today I am putting in a plug for the app “Insight Timer.”  I am not sure when this was established.  I discovered it about five years ago when I attended a session that was offered at the local Center for Mindful Living. 

There are multiple online meditation sites.  What distinguishes Insight Timer is that it is free.  I haven’t availed myself of all its features but there are thousands of guided meditations, topics offered by various speakers, as well as a timer that you can set for whatever amount of time suits you.  That feature allows you to choose from various bells to begin and end if you so desire, as well as multiple background sounds if you prefer.

The one bit of information I found from the founders indicated that they wanted to make their site free so that more people would choose to develop meditation practices.  They do have features you can pay for, which is how they can afford to do this.  But they offer a plethora of free services.

Their pie chart shows that of the major meditation apps, Insight Timer is used 62%; Calm is used 17%; Headspace is used 13%; others 7%.  It would appear they are succeeding in exposing more people to easily accessible meditation practices. If you google Insight Timer, you can see their description:

The best meditation app with the world’s largest FREE library of more than 100k guided meditations, 11k teachers & the world’s most loved meditation Timer.

Free Guided Meditations · ‎Live events · ‎About us · ‎Peace in our Timer

The app is easily downloaded on your phone.  Basically, it leaves me with no excuses for avoiding meditation!  I encourage you, if you haven’t discovered this amazing tool already, to make use of this valuable service.

May we be bearers of hope, the “wait staff” of Hope’s Café for each other and all those we encounter. Shalom, Kate

Hope’s Café Bonus:

Today I am putting in a plug for the app “Insight Timer.”  I am not sure when this was established.  I discovered it about five years ago when I attended a session that was offered at the local Center for Mindful Living. 

There are multiple online meditation sites.  What distinguishes Insight Timer is that it is free.  I haven’t availed myself of all its features but there are thousands of guided meditations, topics offered by various speakers, as well as a timer that you can set for whatever amount of time suits you.  That feature allows you to choose from various bells to begin and end if you so desire, as well as multiple background sounds if you prefer.

The one bit of information I found from the founders indicated that they wanted to make their site free so that more people would choose to develop meditation practices.  They do have features you can pay for, which is how they can afford to do this.  But they offer a plethora of free services.

Their pie chart shows that of the major meditation apps, Insight Timer is used 62%; Calm is used 17%; Headspace is used 13%; others 7%.  It would appear they are succeeding in exposing more people to easily accessible meditation practices. If you google Insight Timer, you can see their description:

The best meditation app with the world’s largest FREE library of more than 100k guided meditations, 11k teachers & the world’s most loved meditation Timer.

Free Guided Meditations · ‎Live events · ‎About us · ‎Peace in our Timer

The app is easily downloaded on your phone.  Basically, it leaves me with no excuses for avoiding meditation!  I encourage you, if you haven’t discovered this amazing tool already, to make use of this valuable service.

May we be bearers of hope, the “wait staff” of Hope’s Café for each other and all those we encounter. Shalom, Kate

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