Love and Justice are not two. Without inner change, there can be no outer change. Without collective change, no change matters.
— Rev. angel Kyodo williams

Awaken - Meditations on Love, Justice, and Healing

Bite-sized mindfulness and journaling practices that engage with today’s social, political, and cultural moment. If you believe the path to social change and justice for people and planet involves both outer and inner work, Awaken is for you.
 

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Revolutionary Teachers

Our Founding Teachers - Rev. angel Kyodo williams, Lama Rod Owens, and Sensei Greg Snyder - are leading lights at the intersection of mindfulness and social change. Their books, teachings, and practice centers are pioneering the inner and outer change-making work that we so desperately need in these times.

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A New Kind of Learning

Learning about patriarchy, for example, is not the same as actually seeing - and feeling - how it shows up in our lives. Awaken prioritizes contemplative learning, emphasizing reflection and dialogue to more clearly understand in a personal, embodied way what’s going on in our lives and world.

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Meaningful Healing

Racism. Patriarchy. Capitalism. The overwhelm, anxiety, and trauma that results from these (and so many others) aren’t your fault - and yet we must heal from them if we are to live our best lives. Awaken offers practices to hold space for what’s being avoided so we can process and truly heal.

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Diving Deep Into Real Life

Much more than mindfulness meditation, our practices are about using mindfulness and centering in presence to dive into our entire lives, from the joyful exploration of art, romance, and sexuality to the difficulties of confronting racism and patriarchy.

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We’re Not Alone

Awaken is a place to reflect, share, and learn from each other. We’re stronger together because the impacts of practice are magnified when we do it in community.

 

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Let's Do This


What Awaken members are saying…

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“I’ve really enjoyed the conversations with the teachers, and the contemplative exercises allow for further inquiry. The teachers have broken down how internalized oppression operates in incredibly helpful ways.”

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“Love is my hardest practice, which is especially clear when I read the news, experience white supremacy at work, or confront old wounds from my childhood. Awaken’s guided meditations are so timely and relevant because they’re rooted in collective liberation. It’s healing that energizes me to keep going.”

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“Sh*it is crazy right now and Awaken is how I process. The teachers have this clarity that allows me to not only find my truth but keep it with me as I move through the ups and downs of life.”


Not Just Another Meditation App...

Awaken is not just an app with meditations about love, justice, and healing - we're completely dedicated to both being and catalyzing the revolution our world so desperately needs. We ask for a small monthly or annual membership fee for full access to our library of meditation practices - but we also gift free membership to anyone who asks. Just let us know via the membership sign up page on the app. And we’ll never make a penny of profit - we’ll be reinvesting any extra revenue in activism, campaigning, or general movement building. (We’re a long ways away from being there so we haven’t fleshed it out too clearly, but get in touch if you have questions!)

We don't stop there - the ethos of gifting is one of the core principles we embody and hope to infuse into everything we do.