What are the best Buddhist apps?

Buddhism is the world's 4th largest religion with followers comprising 7% of the world population. Whether you're a practitioner or wondering about it, there are plenty of apps to educate you and here are some of the best that you can check out.

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    #1buddhify

    buddhify

    Buddhify is a Buddhist app to help you whether you're looking to reduce stress and anxiety or get a better night's sleep buddhify has easy-to-follow guided meditations to help with all parts of your life.

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    $2.99

    Daniel Cruz
    Written on April 3, 2018
    "With the increase interest around my office in mindfulness and meditation, I decided to give Buddhify a download for my phone. I really like how they layout everything for me. There are some really relaxing music selections which helps with the meditation you can follow on the app. This really helps me concentrate while I work as well as when I'm trying to meditate. It's pretty straight forward to use and I know there are a handful of other options but right now I'm really into this Buddhify app."
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    #2Calm

    Calm

    This app includes guided meditation sessions of different lengths based on Buddhist teachings that will help users calm anxiety, manage stress, get deep sleep. it is available for both Android and iOS devices.

    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS

    Free- Varies by plan

    Anthony Douglas
    Written on October 4, 2018
    "This app makes it so much easy for me to meditate and reflect on Buddha's teachings. As I struggle with anxiety, the texts here help me relax indeed."
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    #3Daily Buddhist Prayers

    Daily Buddhist Prayers

    Daily Buddhist Prayers is one of the most famous Buddhist apps for iOS devices. It is an effective tool for those who want to learn Buddhist prayers every day. It has since been removed from the App Store.

    Apps

    Keith Griffin
    Written on October 29, 2017
    "I was looking for something to give me daily inspiration. So i checked out Daily Buddhist Prayers. I cant say i was amazed by the app but its what your would expect from an app like this. I remembered to use it everyday for almost two weeks. Sadly it was pushed aside for other apps. I payed $1.99 for the app and do believe it is worth it. Good feelings and inspiration often need a bit of a nudge and this app does that well."

DID YOU KNOW?

Siddhartha Gautama ("Buddha") founded Buddhism in the late 6th century B.C.E.? It is the 4th largest religion in the world with prevalence in Asian countries. Siddhartha Gautama was the warrior son of a king and queen. At his birth, a soothsayer predicted that he might become a renouncer. A person that withdraws from the temporal life. He went on a series of four chariot rides where he first saw the more severe forms of human suffering. Old age, illness, and death (a corpse), as well as an ascetic renouncer. Despite his father's best efforts to prevent this, the young man came to a realization of his own. After severe months of renunciation, he achieved Nirvana or the State of Enlightenment. He gained the true answers to the causes of suffering and permanent release from it.

Buddhism came in many different forms and schools of thought. They are all still based on his teachings and the essence of it called "dharma". Buddhism almost became non-existent in India in the 12th century (C.E.). Its teaching has persisted and proved its spirituality in Asia. Various forms and practices have appeared for Buddhist practitioners. Buddhist apps are available for practitioners and newcomers alike. Spiritual activities like meditation helped come oneself of disruptive thoughts. The practice of mindfulness helps us focus on the present and what is happening around us. There are plenty of resources that we can use if we need them.

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    #4Headspace

    Headspace

    Headspace is your own mindfulness coach, based on some Buddhist teachings, that provide daily meditations and exercises to stay mentally healthy. It helps with sleeping disorders and stress problems.

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Jason Welch
    Written on November 1, 2017
    "dont let the monthly subscription scare you , for $13 you are getting your every penny's worth. This app is so relaxing and calms your mind and soul that no other app has ever done before. And they do it with flare. Like i said for the $13 its more than worth it"
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    #5The Mindfulness App

    The Mindfulness App

    The Mindfulness App is a useful Buddhism application with several tools to help you with mindfulness such as a 5-day guided introduction course to mindfulness and meditations reminders as well.

    Apps

    iOS, Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Billy King
    Written on December 11, 2017
    "The Mindfulness App. is an above‐average pick for this particular category. This app. is rated as quite effective, functionally robust, easy to navigate and use and highly useful. However, while somewhat more complicated to use than simpler comparable apps., the Mindfulness App. does offer more technical features and functionality. Overall, this particular app. has been well rated by users in this particular iOS segment with few technical limitations and/or functional glitches."
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    #6MINDBODY - Book Fitness Classes, Yoga and Wellness

    MINDBODY - Book Fitness Classes, Yoga and Wellness

    MINDBODY is the easiest way to book everything about your mental wellness. The app helps you discover fitness classes yoga, pilates, salon as well as other activities nearby. Search for the class that you want and book it easily within the app.

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Linda Reed
    Written on November 4, 2017
    "Calling this a Buddhist app is an insult to Buddhists. This is a Rolodex. A phone book. Completely unrelated to Buddhism."
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    #7Equanimity

    Equanimity

    With this Meditation Timer and Tracker, you can establish a meditation practice every day. It is a complete app for those who want to find their inner peace.

    * NO LONGER AVAILABLE *

    Apps

    Kathy Robinson
    Written on December 16, 2017
    "I find this review useful. It lets me know why I would want to use this app. It let's me know what the app is and what it's for. I like that the app itself is for meditation, and this review helps me to decide if I want it or not. "
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    #8Buddha Quotes

    Buddha Quotes

    Buddha Quotes is a free app that gives you all necessary tools for your Buddhism life. Among others things, this application provides you with real Buddha quotes, music and a gorgeous gallery.

    Apps

    iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Mary Graham
    Written on November 9, 2017
    "If you love Buddha and you like his teachings, i think this app is so nice, and helps a lot with your spiritual world "
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    #9Buddha Quotes & Buddhism Free!

    Buddha Quotes & Buddhism Free!

    If you want to know more about Buddhism, then you have to get this app! This application provides you with all of Buddhism quotes such as Dalai Lama quotes and Siddhartha Gautama's quotes.

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Alexander Hunt
    Written on November 10, 2017
    "Am a very curious person and recently I have met this friend of mine who is a Buddhist and loves quotes very much .The lady leads a very peaceful life and since she introduced me to Gautama's quotes,I cannot get enough of them because I learn something new each and every day through Buddha Quotes $ Buddhism Free apps."

Summary

Best What are the best Buddhist apps
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1buddhifyApps 9 Paid
2CalmApps 9 Free
3Daily Buddhist PrayersApps 9 Paid
4HeadspaceApps 6 Free
5The Mindfulness AppApps 5 Free
6MINDBODY - Book Fitness Classes, Yoga and WellnessApps 3 Free
7Equanimity Apps 3 Paid
8Buddha QuotesApps 1 Free
9Buddha Quotes & Buddhism Free!Apps 0 Free
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