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Cutting Machinery is the first of its kind app for a modern enlightenment practice.

This is not a fluffy meditation app for the average Joe: think of it as the antidote to mindfulness. Most meditation apps don’t go beyond relaxation and stress relief.

Cutting Machinery is warrior training for your mind. The kind of training necessary to be able to handle any situation on Earth with perfect mental and emotional clarity.

Enlightenment is a PhD’s worth of work. The explicit purpose of the Cutting Machinery app is to make the enlightenment practice safe, effective, and efficient.

The app provides all the tools you need. No distracting gimmicks.
3 types of meditation, with instructions
Meditation timer
Tracking & progress measurement
10 starting lectures
Meditate & unlock new lectures
FAQs and support

We expect you to use this app every day for years, decades. We expect to be there with you on this journey, and we want to make this app as good as we can.

Your instructor: Vinay Gupta, global resilience guru.

Vinay has spent decades creating a clear-cut practice that leads towards enlightenment. He became enlightened in 1998 and has since privately guided his students on their path. His approach is culturally adaptive and doesn’t require you to believe anything.

With this app, there is no need for a guru for the first many years of practice. And if you get that far, you will be well equipped to pick your own.

The designers of this app do not claim to be enlightened.
The app's teacher, Vinay Gupta, does not financially profit from the sales of this app at his own request.

Want to learn more before you start? Visit http://cuttingmachinery.org/meditation-app to watch the app videos and download podcast interviews with Vinay Gupta.

Good luck.

What's New

Version 1.3.284

- Added 4 new starting lectures (Pre-flight instructions, How to meditate, Posture, and What it's all for)
- Added more detailed meditation instructions
- Added a FAQ
- Added bug report sending feature
- Added buttons to pause, restart phase, and exit session
- Fixed audio issues
- Fixed reset password feature
- Fixed other bugs

Customer Reviews

3.5 out of 5

6 Ratings

6 Ratings

My Hair is on Fire!


My teacher has told me for years that it is important to find and work with a meditation technique that sets your hair on fire, meaning, in order for a technique to work it has to be sufficiently exciting to pull you back to the cushion for practice again and again, day in day out. Until now, I have practiced erratically, not having found that. The Cutting Machinery app has changed everything! Gupta’s recipe works for me. The structure, content, and design (which have been so fully described in other reviews that I don’t need to repeat here) of this program have me eager to sit for an hour every day, which I doubted was possible for me. My seated practice background consists mostly of working with guidance from Shinzen Young, which is brilliant, and I’m able to incorporate some of that technique into the structure that Gupta provides.

I do appreciate the fix that makes it so I don’t have to log in every time, though that was about the most minor obstacle to practice I can imagine given the difficulty I’ve had before.



There is a great meditation hiding within this app.

I like how this app incorporates several different focuses (mantra, open meditation, emotional meditation), and encourages you to do it for an hour everyday. I've heard that doing different types of meditations has different benefits for your brain, so it's nice to see them all happily together.


Frustrating app

Organiz Challenged

A frustrating meditation app defeats the purpose! As the other reviewer says, you have to sign in every time. No reason for that. And then you have to listen to a bunch of info on the main dude. And then you finally get to content and it's just a bell to tell you to meditate 3 simple ways that I can already do in my own. And then they tell you that this is the way to enlightenment? I do want my money back.


103.8 MB
Health & Fitness
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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