Samadhi Cushions and Store was started by students of the late Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, founder of Shambhala. We have been making and selling quality cushions for practitioners of meditation since 1975. Our cushions are sewn, hand-stuffed and hand-tufted right here in our workshop in the village of Barnet, Vermont. Our retail outlet, Samadhi Store, carries over 3000 items for the support of mindfulness meditation, including over 900 titles on Buddhist meditation and related topics.
We all live in the vicinity (some of us were even born here). We are a not-for-profit affiliate of Shambhala, now under the guidance of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. Our mission is to encourage and support the practice of mindfulness meditation as taught by the Buddha. Proceeds from our sales support the retreatants and facilities at Shambhala Centers, including Karmê Chöling retreat center nestled on 500 acres, just down the road, and Shambhala Mountain Center in Colorado.
Introduction to Samadhi Cushions
This video will help you answer the question "Is there a Meditation Bench that is right for me?" The video shows the Kneeling Bench from the Zen Tradition, as well as our own Cloud Benches (standard and Low-Cloud), which support cross-legged sitting and may be just the answer if you want a more grounded feeling than a meditation chair can provide.