We said we couldn’t improve our Mountain Seat zafu, but we were wrong. The new Cloud is cushier, lighter, and doesn't require adding or removing buckwheat. Six inches of firm foam topped by three inches of memory foam make for a cushion so soft and comfortable, you’ll forget you’re sitting on the ground. Best for small to medium frames or those who like a higher seat. Our new all-foam Cloud zabuton is made of two inches of firm foam and an inch of memory foam to perfectly conform to your body, giving you just the right amount of support and loft. The removable twill cotton cover is machine washable. Is it possible for a meditation mat to be too comfortable? We don’t think so. But don’t take our word for it. Try it and let us know what you think.
Zafu is 9” high x 14” diameter; zabuton is 29” long x 31” wide x 3” high.
Please choose Black, Navy, Burgundy or Sage; matching colors only.
Watch a short video on Taking Your Seat: Arranging the Body for Zazen.
I did a lot of research on various sets (other companies/websites too) and while this set is one of the most expensive available I think it is well worth the price. The attention to detail and quality set it apart. Don't be scared of the higher height (especially if you are 6 foot tall like me) as the extra cushioning of the zafu decompresses nicely and significantly when you sit on it leaving you at the height of a normal, less cushioned zafu (very comfortable). I also love that the zafu and zabuton are both are SO LIGHT comparatively to others that they are very easy to move around. Makes me look forward to my meditation every day. Only recommendation is possibly to not go with black if you are open to other colors b/c the black material is difficult to maintain a clean appearance/surface with simply due to it being black.
I previously had the mountain seat zafu which has memory foam and buckwheat, but it was still a little too firm for me to sit in zazen longer than twenty minutes. The cloud zafu and zabuton are the most comfortable cushions I've ever used and I can easily sit for longer than half an hour. I have a bony butt and nerve damage in my feet, so finding such a comfortable meditation cushion set has been a godsend. I thought I was going to have to meditate in a chair from now on, which never has the grounded feel of using a zafu on the floor. I'm very happy with this purchase and the quality of the cushions. For reference, I'm 6'2" tall and weigh 170 pounds with an athletic build. No issue with the cushion compressing too much and sinking to the floor. It stays comfortable and supportive while maintaining proper height to keep your hips forward for cross legged sitting.
The Cloud Zabuton and Zafu provide both support and comfort and make sitting in zazen a joy.
When the box arrived, it was sooooo light-weight, I wasn't sure what to expect... I've been using the basic buckwheat hull-filled zafu & cotton zebulon for over a decade and it's still usable... the Zafu is just getting "settled" and worn a little. I thought I would "invigorate" my sessions a lil' with something new... and WOW! What have i been doing for all these years. The Cloud Zafu has 2 distinct sides... super soft and soft-firm. Perfect height for those with limited range in hips & knees. Zabuton is slightly smaller than my old one but still just as cushioned as the Zafu. Highly Recommend!
The cushions arrived safely and put to use. Comfortable for my limited range of motion.