For Life on Purpose Episode #81, my guest is Christopher Plowman, CEO of Insight Timer, the most popular meditation Timer in the world. Home to more than 3 million meditators, Insight Timer is rated as the top free meditation app on the Android and iOS stores.

NOTE FROM GREG: I’ve personally been using Insight Timer nearly every day since early 2014; it’s easily my favorite and most valuable app, which is why I was excited to have this conversation with Christopher!

Christopher joined me for an insightful conversation on a variety of topics, including:

  • The history of Insight Timer and its original developer Brad Fullmer;
  • The challenges of maintaining his own meditation practice;
  • The value of community to meditation;
  • The Maharishi Effect;
  • His past ventures in the start-up world and how IT is different; and
  • The crucial importance of keeping the app free for everyone.

“How do you build a profitable company when you’re committed to a free product which costs millions of dollars a year to run?”

About Insight Timer:

The Timer: Every day our community logs more than 50,000 hours of meditation..

7,461 free Guided Meditations: Every day our community spends more than 6,000 hours listening to guided meditations.

1,609 of the world’s best meditation teachers: Every day our community connects with 1609 meditation teachers in 25 languages.

4,937 Groups: 3,000,000 meditators discussing topics from humour and compassion to spirituality and support.

3 million meditators: Every day we welcome more than 2,500 meditators to our community.

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