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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Process This Overwhelming World

Our practices address and respond to current events and social injustice, helping us not just digest and process what’s going on, but cultivate our inner wisdom and creativity in how we respond. We believe meditation is a crucial part of our resistance.

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Healing from Systems of Oppression

Racism. Patriarchy. Capitalism. The stress, 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. Our practices bring this healing to the forefront.

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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. Our diverse offerings include movement, artistic expression, contemplative journaling and more!

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Practice with Your People

Awaken is for people who know we can collectively do better than the fear and hate that seem to be on the rise today.

 

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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.”


Just In Case You Thought This Was 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.