When membership started the campaign “Take Ananda Home” in 2017 we never thought this is where it would lead, but indeed our members' requests are important to us.
We spoke to members about what they wanted from Membership. The answers surprised us, they wanted a meditation timer to help them maintain their practice and remind them of the lessons they learned while visiting Ananda Ashram.
Therefore after many months of planning Ananda Ashram iPhone App became available at the iTunes/Apple Store.
Since its release, there have already been six updates. The updates are in response to owners of the new app sending their requests to our in-house developer. That’s right! Tejas Monteverdi has been at the Ashram for five years (April) and is a web developer. He created the app from many requests from those who really wanted to “Take Ananda Home” with them.
Tejas taught himself how to use the web-based software to create Ananda Ashram’s first ever Meditation Timer. This was his first iPhone App. It began with a simple idea to create a mechanism that would ring a bell at the end of a time period set by the user to alert them their meditation time was over. This simple idea grew and grew. With Sitar Music from Room Verma, a guided meditation by Shri Bramananda Sarasvati (Ramamurti S. Mishra) the app has become a way for our members and guests to have a piece of the Ashram at the tip of their fingertips, with a tagline “We’re just a touch away” illustrates how much our members and guests mean to us.
Shri Brahmananda Sarasvati
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Tejas is also working on an Android version of the app, we'll keep you up to date on the release date.
Watch for our Meditation Challenge on Facebook too beginning March 1st.