Our zafu is a round traditional meditation cushion with pleated sides. The cover is made of durable cotton twill fabric. The zafu is stuffed with buckwheat hulls. All our zafus are double-stitched for extra strength and come with a carrying handle. Each zafu is approximately 15" in diameter and 8" in height and 8 lbs in weight.
|Sturdy and comfortable cover||Approximately 15" diameter|
|Convenient handle for carrying||Approximately 8.0" height|
|Double stitched for extra strength||Approximately 8 lbs|
|Adjustable with zipper opening under the carrying handle|
Posted by Rowan on 6th Apr 2015
A friend of mine had a few of these pillows as well as some other Zafu's, and upon purchasing my own I've found them amazingly comfortable to sit on, they can help with my posture too, and they are amazing pillows. Having a genetically straight neck, the pillows elevate pressure off of my shoulders completely and are by far the most comfortable pillow I've owned, including chiropractic pillows.
While it is heavier than the average feather pillow, I dropped it onto the couch and heard a distinct "thud", there is just enough stiffness to be supportive without be uncomfortable.
Posted by Unknown on 19th Mar 2015
I've just received my new large buckwheat zafu and, as other have already said, it really is big and heavy. It is also very well made and likely going to be very durable. Exactly what I was looking for.
Posted by Dharma Dan on 1st May 2014
Yeah, it's Heavy, man. This cushion seems well constructed with a durable cover, and really stuffed full with buckwheat. I haven't sat long enough to evaluate its compressibility over time; but, although I have not attempted to remove the lightly stitched zipper on the cover, I suspect one could remove some buckwheat hulls in there. Also, I'm a kneeler and place my zafus on edge between my extended calves. This large cushion seems to support well in this position. Only time will tell.
Posted by Tom on 4th Apr 2014
Attractive and well-made. The zafu arrives packed absolutely full of buckwheat, and I removed a few liters of it to get the shape I like, saving the excess buckwheat for future adjustments. I'm 6'3" and not a lightweight, but I can actually sit comfortably in a half-lotus position, something I never thought possible until now.
Posted by Unknown on 3rd Mar 2014
GOOD QUALITY AND FAST DELIVERY
Posted by Ashley on 10th Jan 2014
This is the first Zafu I've ordered. I received it in the mail the other day and have not had a chance to fully use it, but did test it out quickly. It is much more solid and hard than I anticipated it to be, but it offers a lot of support for your hips and back. It is extremely comfortable.
Posted by Unknown on 21st May 2013
A birthday present for my sister, who just adores it . .
Posted by Tony on 28th Apr 2013
I'm new to zazen and thus to zafus, so I didn't quite know what to expect. Shipping was very quick. The zafu is constructed well, covered with a soft but strong fabric. A handle along the perimeter conceals a zipper and ZafuStore.com label. The zafu came completely stuffed with buckwheat hulls to the point that it had almost no give at all when I first sat on it. This, combined with its rather tall height, made for an uncomfortable first sitting experience. I've since removed quite a bit of filling and I now have a comfortable seat that molds itself to my body. I've saved the extra buckwheat hulls in case they are needed after a break-in period. All in all, I'm happy with my purchase and with ZafuStore.com.
Posted by Nick on 11th Feb 2013
I bought this large buckwheat zafu in addition to a jumbo zabuton, and I am very pleased with my purchase. I am a 6'3, 200lb male, and I am able to sit on these cushions quite comfortably. When I used to sit without these cushions, my back would often cramp up, creating a distraction to my meditation. I was pleasantly surprised to find that sitting upon these cushions takes away that back pain, making it easier for me to sit for longer periods of time.
Posted by Unknown on 21st Jan 2013
It is just as described, and arrived very quickly. I chose the larger size to be safe because some people say the normal, medium size feels too small, and I am 6 ft tall. This large size feels perfect to me, and I probably could have even been happy with the medium size.