What do I need to get started?
An upright meditation posture allows you to relax and breathe freely. Many people sit on a traditional meditation cushion such as a gomden or zafu. Others find it more comfortable to practice meditation in a chair. The important thing is to listen to your body and choose a meditation seat that works for you.
You can also find many other meditation supplies at these stores online:
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, in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom. Our retail outlet, Samadhi Store, carries over 3000 items for the support of mindfulness meditation, including over 1000 titles on Buddhist meditation and related topics.
The mission of Kalapa Publications is to communicate the vision, teachings, and culture of Shambhala and the Sakyong lineage through publications, recordings, and other media.
Here you will find books, sound recordings, films, banners, pins, and other items that we sell to support you in your practice and help create a global Shambhala society. You can browse through our offerings, use our shopping cart for online sales, and open an account with us.