You can’t go wrong with this sturdy folding poplar bench handmade at Zen Mountain Monastery by a long-time Zen practitioner. Sealed with an all-natural, non-toxic linseed oil finish, this bench has a low carbon footprint and is great for those with larger bodies or those looking for a higher seat.
18” long x 10" high x 7” wide.
Watch a short video on Taking Your Seat: Arranging the Body for Zazen.
I was very happy to find a 10" bench, and if this bench had been made correctly/carefully, I would have given it 5 stars. But one of the legs of the bench was attached incorrectly, and was not straight. When I tried to use the bench, the leg was unstable and tended to fold in with the slightest movement/shift in my position. If the bench had been inspected before it was shipped, this problem could have been corrected. I returned the bench today for a refund.
I have had this bench for over a year and absolutely love it. The angle that you sit at helps keep your back straight and makes it easier to sit for long periods of time. Also because you are sitting on a bench, pressure is removed from being put on your legs and feet so they don't fall asleep.