Developer Ravi Mishra hopes his new app, Awaken, will help meditators examine social issues.
Electronic malas will track mantra recitations in a phone app, tallying “merit” that can be shared on social media.
The free app includes news, videos, photos, livestreams, and details on the Dalai Lama’s global travels.
For World Emoji Day on Monday, Apple released a preview of its forthcoming emojis, including a meditator emoji.
Sam Littlefair learns why there are so few Buddhist apps and how — even if they’re not totally necessary — they might help you on your spiritual journey.