Author Archive for Jeanine Greenleaf

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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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Appreciating You

We Are Not Amazon

Dear Friends, All Hands on Deck Last week I was packing boxes, answering the phone, “dressing cushions,” getting holiday boxes ready for the short trip (just across the Stevens River) to our local Post Office to get packages in the hands of Mark, the Postmaster. Taking the walk to the Post Office, the elements reach out to you. In a light rain, if you manage to look up, you will see clouds shrouding the hills of New Hampshire in the distance. The first day of “all hands on deck” is a shock. The ... continue reading

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