What's New

-New iOS7 look and feel

-New iPhone homepage and issue details

-Restore purchases fix
-Improved read whilst downloading including faster downloads and iPad 1 compatibility

-Bug fixes including 'fetching data' fix, missing covers on coverflow, audio and video fixes.

-Performance improvements including iPad 1 stability

As always, if you have any problems at all, please contact us at [email protected]

App Description

You don’t have to be a Buddhist to enjoy reading Shambhala Sun! You’ll find real-world wisdom you can use immediately. At work. At home. And throughout your daily life.

If you have been searching for ways to…
Cultivate a calm and peaceful mind… expand and deepen your awareness… connect more authentically with others… awaken to your true nature… experience more happiness and joy…

If you are curious about…
The benefits of mindfulness meditation… specific practices for opening your heart… the unfolding dialogue between Buddhism and science… the impact of Eastern sensibilities on modern art…

If you are interested in exploring…
Timeless mind-body disciplines… tools for awakening creativity and vision… keys to befriending your emotions (even the difficult ones)… contemplative psychology… ways you can help heal the planet…

Then you’ll love the Shambhala Sun.

In each issue you’ll…

Read trusted advice from the world’s most respected spiritual teachers.

Gain important insights from Buddhist psychologists.

Meet best-selling authors.

Encounter amazing art.

And find much more.

Shambhala Sun puts real wisdom at your fingertips. After you read it, the way you view your life – and your world – will never be the same.

This is a free app with purchasable content within.
Further future issues and back issues can be purchased within the app.
Subscriptions are also available within the application. A subscription will start from the next released issue.

Available subscriptions are:

6 months: £5.99/ US$8.99 (3 issues)*
12 months: £10.49/ US$14.99 (6 issues)*

*This subscription has a free trial period of 30 days. At the end of the 30 days the full price of the subscription will be charged. You may cancel a subscription during its free trial period via the subscription settings on your iTunes account. This must be done 24 hours before the end of the subscription period to avoid being charged.

-The subscription will renew automatically unless cancelled more than 24 hours before the end of the current period. You will be charged for renewal within 24 hours of the end of the current period, for the same duration and at the current subscription rate for the product.
-You may turn off the auto-renewal of subscriptions through your Account Settings, however you are not able to cancel the current subscription during its active period.
-Payment will charged to your iTunes account at confirmation of purchase and any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when a subscription to that publication is purchased.
Bundles of single issues can be also be bought within the application. To use purchased credits, simply click on the issue price and select ‘use credit’. This allows you to purchase back issues at reduced prices.

Users can register for/ login to a pocketmags account in-app. This will protect their issues in the case of a lost device and allow browsing of purchases on multiple platforms. Existing pocketmags users can retrieve their purchases by logging into their account.

We recommend loading the app for the first time in a wi-fi area so that all issue data is retrieved.
If your app will not load past the splash page after a first install or an update please delete and reinstall the app from the App Store

Help and frequently asked questions be accessed in-app and on pocketmags.
If you have any problems at all please do not hesitate to contact us: [email protected]
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iPhone Screenshots

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iPad Screenshots

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App Changes

  • June 08, 2014 Initial release