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How to Select a Zafu

How to Select a Zafu

From our classic kapok zafu to the newest member of our cushion family, the Cloud, all of our zafu shells are made in the USA within a 250-mile radius of our Monastery, keeping our transport-related energy use low. Most of our cushions are assembled right here at The Monastery Store. We also want you to know that all of our meditation cushions were developed, tested, and improved by monastics, Monastery residents and other Buddhist practitioners with thousands of combined hours of meditation experience.

There are many variables in selecting the most comfortable and appropriate zafu to support your meditation practice. The chart below is designed to give general guidelines on selecting the right zafu for you. All dimensions are approximate. If you have any questions or if we can help you in any way please contact us at support@dharma.net or (845) 688-7993. Please note that any of our zafus or zabutons may be returned if you are not completely satisfied.

Find out about our Zafu Meditation Cushion Donation Program.

  Product Materials/Size Price Description
f-zafu-seed-125w.jpg The Seed Kapok Zafu Kapok 6.5" high x 11" diameter $44

The perfect starter cushion for those new to meditation practice. Economical and reliable.

zafu-cloud-125w.jpg The Cloud Zafu Firm foam and memory foam 9" high x 14" diameter $99

For those who like a high but soft cushion. Lighter and not as firm as the Mountain Seat. Best for small or medium frames.

f-zafu-m-125w.jpg Mountain Seat Zafu (standard) Memory foam and buckwheat 7" high x 13" diameter $95

Has viso-elastic foam for extra comfort and a higher loft, taking the stress off your knees and ankles.

f-zafu-l-125w.jpg Mountain Seat Zafu (large) Memory foam and buckwheat 8.5" high x 14" diameter $99

Oversized version with memory foam. For those who are less flexible, or suffering from chronic injuries, knee problems, or discomfort.

seifu-b-125w.jpg SeiFu Adjustable Meditation Cushion Buckwheat 8-15" high x 13" diameter $99

Adjustable height is ideal for those who switch sitting positions and require different heights. Best for large frames, or for less flexible sitters.

zafu-b-125w.jpg Bodhi Seat Buckwheat Zafu (standard) Buckwheat 7.5" high x 13" diameter $59 For those of average height who switch between cross-legged and kneeling postures.
zafu-sb-b-125w.jpg Bodhi Seat Buckwheat Zafu (small) Buckwheat 6.5" high x 13" diameter $49

For those who like the firmness of buckwheat in a lower seat.

zafu-k-125w.jpg Bodhi Seat Kapok Zafu
Kapok 7" high x 13" diameter $59 Best for those who are comfortable sitting lower to the ground (or who like the softness of kapok).
tib-blk-pln-125w.jpg Tibetan Mountain Seat Memory foam on firm foam 18" long x 7" high x 12" wide $108 Firm yet conforming to your body, this cushion is best for meditators who like to sit high, with legs crossed at the ankles.
zabu-02-125w.jpg Bodhi Seat Zabuton Cotton batting in removable cover 27" x 32" x 3" $79 For those who are comfortable with a firmer mat or who don't suffer much pain during meditation.
zabu-mt-125w.jpg Mountain Seat Zabuton Memory foam and cotton batting 27" x 32" x 3" $139  With a layer of memory foam for those who want a cushier meditation mat or who need relief from painful pressure points.
zabu-cloud-125w.jpg The Cloud Zabuton Firm foam and a layer of soft memory foam 29" x 31" x 3" $139 Best for those who want a very soft and pliable meditation mat. Especially helpful for those sitting with injuries.


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