buddhify is made by 21awake in the UK. Led by Rohan Gunatillake, 21awake makes remarkable products that combine expertise in meditation, technology and design. While we are currently growing the company to make even bigger and better things in 2015,  buddhify was 21awake’s  first major product and so drew upon a larger network of amazing talent to make the app.

The Founder

Rohan Gunatillake // Director, 21awake

Too many people told Rohan they were interested in mindfulness and meditation but didn’t do anything about it because they thought it took too much time and was too hippy… so he made buddhify as the solution to that problem. Writer of around three quarters of the content in the app, Rohan has a deep expertise in what he calls urban meditation – using everything around us in the city as a prompt for mindfulness, calm and compassion. Rohan is passionate about creating new ways to express mindfulness in modern digital culture and he’s excited about what’s next. Rohan is based in Glasgow, is a popular and speaker on all things mind & tech and was named by Wired magazine in their Smart List of 50 people who will change the world // rohangunatillake.com // @rohan_21awake

The Voices

Emily Horn // Writer & Vocals

Emily Horn has written and voiced twelve buddhify tracks which you will find in the being online, in nature, eating and other sections. Emily is a mindfulness teacher based in North Carolina who has explored many wisdom traditions and undertaken intensive meditation practice and rigorous psychological inquiry. She is currently in the Spirit Rock and Insight Meditation Society’s 4 year Retreat Teacher Training. // emilyhorn.com // @emilyhorn

Lodro Rinzler // Writer & Vocals

Lodro is a New York-based meditation teacher and writer. He is the author of two books: The Buddha Walks into a Bar and Walk Like a Buddha. Lodro has a cat called Justin Bieber and more importantly has recently established the Institute for Compassionate Leadership. // LodroRinzler.com // @lodrorinzler.

Lucy Gunatillake // Vocals

Lucy’s is perhaps the most popular voice on buddhify. Lucy has a background in social enterprise and innovation and was recently working on a major mental health and technology platform for the Scottish Government. // @lucygunatillake

Vincent Horn // Writer & Vocals

Vincent Horn is a mind hacker & buddhist geek. Vince began teaching meditation in 2010 and in 2006, Vincent co-founded Buddhist Geeks, which has gone on to become one of today’s most important venues for exploring contemplative thought & practice in the 21st century.  Vince has voiced several buddhify tracks and written two – Infinity and Universe. // vincenthorn.com // @vincenthorn

Alexander Irving // Writer & Vocals

Alexander has written the first three tracks for the new section related to Pain & Illness. A London-based mindfulness teacher, he has a specialism in pain science and pain management. // londonmindfulnesstraining.co.uk

The Makers

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Level Up is a web and mobile app development company based in Glasgow (and are brilliant). They are Becky Alves, Allan Brown, Ray McGinlay & Aidan Doherty
// thisislevelup.com // @thisislvlup

Stefanie Posavec // Interface Design

The beautiful wheel interface is all thanks to Stef, a data artist and information designer of the highest order. Colorado-born, she now lives in London and her work has appeared in Wired, the V&A, Information Is Beautiful and Facebook’s San Francisco headquarters.  // stefanieposavec.co.uk //@stefpos

Charles Gammill // Audio Production

Charles is a freelance audio engineer and media producer based just outside of Boulder, Colorado // @modernbusker

Peter Nicholson // Cellist

Peter provides the short yet lovely cello licks which are part of buddhify’s solo meditation timer. He is a teacher with Sistema Scotland and part of the One Ensemble and Glasgow Improvisers Orchestra // @phjnicholson