Samadhi Cushions and Store was started by students of the late
Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, founder of Shambhala. We have been making and selling quality meditation cushions for practitioners since 1975. Each cushion is hand-made in our workshop in the village of Barnet, in Vermont's Northeast Kingdom, USA. Additionally, our website carries over 100 varieties of incense, meditation gongs from Japan and Nepal, as well as close to 500 titles on mindfulness meditation and Buddhism.
While we ship meditation cushions and supplies world-wide, we have only one retail location---a store attached to our workshop here in downtown Barnet, Vermont (village population about 600). Our store stocks many one-of-a-kind items and titles on meditation practice not listed on our website. The retail store also serves the local community of practitioners who have gathered around the nearby retreat center
Karme Choling, as well as the residents and retreatants at the center, those making a special trip, and the occasional tourist.
Samadhi Cushions is a not-for-profit affiliate of Shambhala, a 501(c)3 religious organization under the guidance of
Sakyong Mipham, Rinpoche. Our mission is to encourage and support the practice of mindfulness meditation, as originally taught by Lord Buddha, but now accessible through qualified teachers from many traditions world-wide.