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Bodhi Timer

Bodhi Timer

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Bodhi Timer is an elegant, minimalist countdown timer. It is designed mainly for use as a meditation timer but can easily be used for any similar purpose.

Set the time via the clock icon in the top left. You may set presets by choosing a time then holding down on one of the three preset buttons.

You may alternatively use speech to set the time by long-pressing the clock button. These behaviours can be swapped via the preference screen.

Pause/resume via the buttons in the bottom left, and stop the timer via the button in the bottom right. The top right button is the preference button.

You may add a timer widget to your desktop via the App Drawer, or on your lockscreen (Android 4.2+).

Animation may be toggled between an image and one of four circle animations, chosen from the preferences screen.

Bodhi Timer is based on the free and open source TeaTimer by Ralph Gootee:

It uses Android's built-in notification system to trigger the alarm, which means it works even when your device is asleep.


- minimalist full screen UI, no clutter
- uses scroll and fling gestures to set the time
- set up to three presets on the time chooser
- add timer widgets to the home screen and lock screen
- option for timer auto-repeating

- displays two animation types: fade in static image (Bodhi leaf) and animated circle
- option to use custom image for fade in
- four themes for the animated circle: three colour themes and a draw in Zen Enso (brush circle)

- includes four meditation timer sounds (Burmese bell, Tibetan singing bowl, and Zen gong)
- option to use any ring tone as timer sound
- option to use custom sound file as timer sound
- vibration and LED blinking options

- free and open source:

timer, countdown, meditation, zazen, sitting, buddhism, buddha, dhamma, dharma, enlightenment, peace, happiness

Tags: bodhi meditation timer, bodhi timer, preference click alarm, free meditation gong ringtone, buddhist gong bell ringtone or sound, app meditation bell, tibetan meditation bells ringtone, burmese gong ringtone, bodhi, buddha clock icon.

Recently changed in this version

reverted graphic click (it's moved to settings)

Comments and ratings for Bodhi Timer
  • (72 stars)

    by Joel Fernandez on 07/06/2014

    Simple and effective but at the same time well thought out with just the right amount of options

  • (72 stars)

    by LK Zen on 31/05/2014

    Could have been the best of all meditation timers I've ever tried if it that can set start and end sounds using custom sounds from mp3 files properly. I need it to insert start and end chanting for my meditation.

  • (72 stars)

    by Bailey Nickel on 16/05/2014

    I liked it until the sound stopped working. Now it's fairly useless.

  • (72 stars)

    by Linda Redmond on 04/05/2014

    Rooted Kindle Fire 1st Gen (JB 4.1)

  • (72 stars)

    by Srini Ramakrishnan on 30/04/2014

    I was hoping someone who seriously meditates would write an app with a choice of bells. I couldn't have asked for more. Thank you. A wonderful app. Sadhu sadhu sadhu

  • (72 stars)

    by Dustin D on 28/04/2014

    Simple n easy. Would be perfected with a short delay between the time the app is activated until the first bell sounds so I have time to put my phone down and get into my meditation posture.

  • (72 stars)

    by Elizabeth Brandhorst on 23/04/2014

    Simple and beautiful app. Got this one after trying out several others. Has exactly what you need in a meditation timer and no unnecessary add-ons. Lovely selection of four bell sounds. Using it to time meditation and yin yoga practice. Thanks for making this!