Dear Friends and Meditators,
Samadhi Cushions and Store was started by students of the late Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, and is now an affiliate of Shambhala, a 501(c)3 not-for-profit religious organization. We have been making and selling quality meditation cushions and benches for practitioners of meditation 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, as well as visitors to the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont.
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. We started nearly 50 years ago with volunteer labor from the meditation center, today we employ members of the local community. This is our real strength, an expert team of stitchers and fabricators who are dedicated to meditation cushions and benches of the highest quality.
We look forward to serving you.
The Staff at Samadhi Cushions and Store
Introduction to Samadhi Cushions
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