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.
iPhone users can download the Shambhala Meditation App for a simple meditation timer and audio teachings to integrate into your meditation practice.
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 Shambhala Media is to communicate the vision, teachings, and culture of Shambhala and the Sakyong lineage through publications, recordings, and other media. Shambhala Media also includes the Shambhala Archives and the Shambhala Times.