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Jeanine Greenleaf is the President of Samadhi Cushions, a business she started with her husband in the 1970's before giving it to Shambhala (then called Vajradhatu). She was born in France, coming as a young woman to Canada and then America to seek her fortune. She has been a student of meditation for many years, having studied and served both with Chögyam Trungpa, as well as now with his dharma heir, Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche and his wife, the Sakyong Wangmo, Khandro Tseyang. She has a married daughter, Isabelle and two impressive granddaughters, Camille and Sophie.

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Our Staff Reads II

Editor’s Note: To look at the breadth of what we might have read to support our meditation practice, we asked staff members to talk about books that inspired them at the beginning of their sitting meditation career, as well as books that freshly inspire them today. These selections reflect our Buddhist heritage, but can be enjoyed by anyone exploring the practice of meditation.  We asked Mrs. Greenleaf, who is in France at the moment visiting her family, to share something of her life in France when she was younger. Then: The ... continue reading