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.
9” high x 14” diameter.
Please choose Black, Charcoal, Chocolate, Navy, Burgundy, Cinnamon, Sage or Saffron.
Donate your old cushion to a practitioner with limited means.
Watch a short video on Taking Your Seat: Arranging the Body for Zazen.
This cushion is well made and comfortable, so this review is not focused on quality. My comments are to encourage buyers focus on suitability for their physiology. I am a 6' man and ~200lbs and I find this cushion compresses too much under my weight. I am planning on trying a less compressible buckwheat hull and giving this one to my more lightweight daughter. I believe it will work great for her.
This is a very well made cushion and very soft. However it is too tall for me or my wife and the extra softness makes it less stable. Kinda feels wobbly. I will be exchanging for a shorter more stable cushion. But for those needing an EXTRA tall cushion and something very soft this would be perfect!
The cloud zafu I received from zmm is absolutely wonderful!! Crafted with quality materials and precise care, this zafu exceeds all my expectations. Added bonus knowing a monk or nun from a transformative and amazing monastery crafted it by hand and from the heart! I would recommend this to anyone
Recently my legs were falling asleep too much using my wooden bench so I decided to try this cushion. It's very well made with a built-in cloth strap for one-handed carrying. If I was a bit "bigger" this cushion could be a bit on the small size seat-wise (but for a 5'10 175# man it's just right). Great cushioning, great for comfort in my pelvis, legs and back, when used on top of 1 (or 2 if you are feeling like being extremely kind to yourself) Mountain Seat Zabutons. That being said, there is something to be said for "sitting with" a little bit of leg tingling and discomfort, which is why I alternate this with the Standard Seiza Meditation Bench.
I had the Cloud Zafu shipped to me at the retreat center on a 7 day silent, mostly sitting retreat. It arrived on the 2nd day. For me, the Cloud is a definite improvement over the Mountain Seat Zafu because it is all memory foam, which is much kinder to my bottom. I call it my Tempurpedic meditation cushion, and I love my Tempurpedic bed. So, highly recommended to anyone who was discomfort on buckwheat (with or without foam) zafus. Had a few others who were sitting on buckwheat try it, and they liked it, too.