Best zafu?
June 19, 2011 8:44 AM   Subscribe

Best zafu for daily meditation?

I'm looking to buy a zafu (and zabutan) for daily meditation practice. I think I prefer a buckwheat fill. I have long legs and normally use two stacked cushions to sit Burmese style when I meditate at my sangha.

I see a lot of options online and they all seem pretty expensive. What brand do you have/like? Do you own two cushions? I'm not a fan of the bench, just looking for cushion recommendations.
posted by annabellee to Shopping (3 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
 
I have both the zafu and zabuton "deluxe" models from http://www.sunandmoonoriginals.com, they're fantastic. Covers are thick and durable, and remove easily for washing. Very happy with both products and the company. I'm sort of tall-ish (6'1") with long legs as well, and sit Burmese style too... Their buckwheat fill has been enough for me to not need a second cushion. But if you need something more, you probably could save some cash by not getting a second zafu and instead finding an ordinary pillow that suits the need, with a zafu on top? You've probably already thought of that. :)
posted by pbroderick at 9:54 AM on June 19, 2011


I like the gomden instead of the traditional zafu because of my long legs. There are different heights available, plus the availability of a cushion for the top. I don't need a zabuton anymore.
posted by hecho de la basura at 10:17 AM on June 19, 2011


We've been using a couple of Smile zafus for a few years now and are quite pleased with them. (Ours are the kapok-filled, and I do need to order some additional kapok — we've been sitting on these long enough that it's gotten a bit compacted and could do with some supplementation.) It comes in either kapok- or buckwheat-filled, plus they have an additional support cushion for taller folks who want their Smile cushion boosted an inch or so.
posted by Lexica at 1:17 PM on June 19, 2011


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