Siri Shortcuts for Lotus Bud Meditation Timer

You can now create shortcuts to run in the Shortcuts app on iOS 12.
I've made a couple to get you started.

Lotus Bud: Meditation START 🧘‍♀️

Lotus Bud: Meditation FINISH 🙏

The start shortcut makes sure volume is on (also check your mute switch), turns off internet (reduces distractions) and turns off Do Not Disturb (makes sure you get your notifications).

The finish shortcut resets your internet to make sure your Wifi and Cellular are turned back on. Don't forget to run this after you've completed your meditation.

You can also customize your won Shortcuts with Lotus Bud, for example you could start a relaxing music playlist when you start your meditation, if you're into that sort of thing.

More to come, and keep an eye out for shortcuts for Lotus Bud Mindfulness Bell too.


Your brain is a wonderful pattern recognition machine, and will anticipate when the next bell occurs if they come at regular intervals. In order to support a mindfulness practice, the bell is always randomized. That way it's harder for your brain to anticipate when it will ring next.

However in Lotus Bud Mindfulness Bell does allow you to influence the timing. Using the Bell Timing slider will make the random bells closer together by sliding it to the left and further apart by sliding it to the right.

This allows you to tweak Lotus Bud Mindfulness Bell for your own usage but keep you on your toes while you pursue your practice.

Lotus Bud Mindfulness Bell 2.2 Available

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Lots of new stuff and fixes in this release! I work hard to address all reported issues, thank you for being patient. Please tell your friends about Lotus Bud Mindfulness Bell and leave a review or rating on the App Store.


  • Added new Bell Timing feature under settings, just slide to the left to make the bells ring closer together, to the right to make them further apart.
  • Added up and down swipe to turn bell on and off.
  • Added triple tap gesture to toggle bell on and off.


  • Improved switch animations and interactivity.
  • When creating a new Quiet Hour, it defaults to every day, instead of just the current day of the week.
  • Disbaled the ability to turn auto-off on if Quiet Hours in-app purchase is purchased. (these features overlap and do not work together nicely)
  • Minor visual tweaks for iPad.


  • Fixed a bug that could cause bells to ring during quiet hours.
  • Fix for bug that could cause switch to be unusable until animations settled.
  • Fix for bug that could make On/Off labels to swing around switch if you toggled the switch on and off a lot.
  • Fix for race condition that could cause app to be terminated because it didn't finish quickly enough after being worken up in background.
  • Fix for bug that could cause multiple bells to ring when screen was unlocked.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented you from turning on auto-off, if the bell was not yet turned on.

Version 2.1

  • Now you can get reminded to meditate every day.
  • Share share a note (notes requires the Intention & Reflection in-app purchase) via Mail, Messages, Airdrop, Facebook, Twitter, etc.
  • Send a support request from within the app.
  • Smoother animations when starting and ending a meditation
  • Updated the Notes and Intention icons.
  • Fixed a bug that caused typing to be slow in notes.
  • Other minor bug fixes and enhancements.

Lotus Bud Mindfulness Bell Completely Redesigned!

Propel your meditation practice from the cushion into the world.  Modeled after a practice in Buddhist monasteries, Mindfulness Bells are a powerful practice to remind you of your intention to be mindful. Activate the Mindfulness Bell and it sends you gentle reminders of your intention for your practice through the day.

Turn it on, then as you're going about your day, a bell and notification will remind you to be mindful of what you're doing at a random intervals between half an hour and an hour and a half. Great for reminding yourself of your mindfulness practice while at work, commuting, at school.

New in Lotus Bud Mindfulness Bell 2.0:

  • Completely rewritten and redesigned for iOS 7
  • Continuous Mindfulness Bell Scheduling
  • Quiet Times to silence the bell when appropriate as an in-app purchase

There's no need to re-open the app every day. Thanks to new features in iOS 7 we're able to schedule and keep on scheduling mindfulness bells without needing to re-open the app. Just launch once, turn the mindfulness bell on and you're good to go.

You want the Mindfulness Bell reminding you to be mindful, but not all times are the right time to do that. Now you can schedule Quiet Times when you need a the Mindfulness Bell to be silent. Schedules can be created for any day or days of the week and for any time with an in-app purchase.

Lotus Bud - Meditation Timer 2.0.2 Now for iPad

Lotus Bud Meditation Timer 2 is now optimized for iPad! Sync your meditation settings and sessions with the in-app purchase, so you can review your notes and intentions from any of your iOS devices.

We're not done yet, we're continuing to work on new features and will be adding some long awaited features to Lotus Bud - Mindfulness Bell