Lotus is an unobtrusive timer for Mac OS X. Lotus includes its own set of simple but high-quality sound effects for you to use. Set a soothing Japanese flute for the beginning of your daily practice, and a single bell chime to mark the beginning of your meditation session. Or use Lotus for your exercise routine, and choose your favorite MP3 to play when your workout begins.
Use your Mac’s infrared remote to control your timers. Start, pause, reset, and announce your timers without leaving your cushion. Lotus is a three-phase timer that you can customize by adjusting the duration and sound for each phase. Use all three, or disable all but one for a standard single-length timer.
Lotus provides an optional no-sleep mode that will prevent your Mac from completely going to sleep, thus allowing you to ensure your timers will sound during your meditation. It remembers your previous settings. Set up your timers once, then launch it each day and click Begin.