The perfect marriage of buckwheat and memory foam, firmness and flow. Our patented Mountain Seat zafu combines a soft layer of viscoelastic foam with a sturdy, buckwheat hull base in a removable cotton twill shell to create a comfortable and highly supportive cushion. Adjust the amount of buckwheat to create the perfect seat. If you think that pain during meditation is just plain unnecessary, this is the cushion for you. Our new and improved Mountain Seat Zabuton is made of two inches of cotton batting topped by an inch of memory foam for ultimate comfort. You can sit on the cotton side, or flip it over and try the memory foam on top. Now with a removable, machine washable cotton twill cover.
Mountain Seat zafu is available in two sizes: Standard (7" high x 13" diameter) or Large (8.5" high x 14" diameter); zabuton is 27” long x 32” 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.
U.S. Patent Number 9,668,584 B2
I am about 5'5" and ordered the standard height Mountain Seat Zafu & Zabuton Set. I find it very comfortable for meditating in a kneeling position (Seiza Position). The Zafu is very tall and almost tippy, especially when the memory foam is on top, so I don't think it works as well for meditating in the traditional lotus position, at least for me. Luckily, I've given up meditating in this posture since my feet always fall asleep.
This is a great set, exactly as advertised, apparently well-made. The Zabuton may be just a little too cushioned for my taste, but that is simply preference. It's pretty thick and cushy, so quite different from the more traditional/thinner one I was using. The Zafu is lovely too, nice to be able to alternate between the memory foam and the more traditional filling. I need a high perch so have been using the Zafu with my old one under it, has been great, no knee pain at all over 30-40 minute sittings, which is a welcome change.
I like the zafu and zabuton very much.
I couldn't be more happy with my purchase. Very rugged and durable construction and provides me a level of comfort I have never before experienced in my zazen which previously had been performed on a hardwood floor on top of some blankets and couch pillows. I was a bit hesitant about spending so much money but I am perfectly satisfied with my investment - it also looks great in the bedroom!
I love the new technology in both the zafu and the zabuton. My knees never have been great, and they sure ain't what they used to be. This kit seems likely to postpone the dreaded move to the chair by years!
I have gone through many different zafus and zabutons in search of the most comfortable for longer periods of sitting. This set tops them all. The memory foam upper of the zafu makes it soft to sit on, unlike straight buckwheat (which is like sitting on sand), but it also doesn't flatten out thanks to the buckwheat base underneath. I have neuropathy in my feet, so finding a cushion that doesn't limit circulation is paramount. This keeps my legs and feet "awake" throughout zazen. For reference, I am 6'2", 170 pounds, and the large zafu fits quite well.