Beginning Zen

Beginning Zen

Meditation for the Masses


Changing careers can be stressful.  You can try to expand your education and experience while working full-time to make ends meet, or you can quit your job and rush through as quickly as possible and hope you have enough money to last you through to the finish-line.  Either way it can be stressful, and I wouldn't have made it through my journey to become an iOS Developer—now nearing it's end—without discovering mindfulness.

There are many misunderstandings when it comes to meditation.  Many think that it is deep-thought, others that it is the pursuit of emptyness.  It also seems that you have to be fairly affluent to discover these secrets.  I had already purchased some meditation guides before leaving my job to persue my career change, but most of the good apps charge subscription fees close to $100 per year.  This is not accessable at all to most Americans.  I decided to do something about it.

My final project for the educational program I selected was to come up with an idea for, and ultimately create an iOS app.  I am writing one for mindfulness.  Currently the project is in the planning stages, but I hope to  release the first version by the end of June 2017.  I want to cater to beginners to advanced practitioners.  There will be guided meditation courses, and there will be open meditation.  I also want to make it affordable.  The plan is to charge about as much as one extra value meal to unlock the app for life.

Please take a look at a high-level view of some of the app features by visiting my Prezi on it at:

https://prezi.com/view/XSyiuvNysuWNkhvkTZvu/

If this sounds like something you might be interested in,  post comments for features you might like to see, or give opinions on the features that already exist.

Hope to be meditating with you soon!

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