Rebuilding Nepal Through Trade
After the massive earthquakes that tragically struck Nepal in 2015, the people of Nepal are still struggling to heal emotionally and physically.
Relief workers in Kathmandu have told us that one of the most important things we can do to help Nepalese families regain a sense of normalcy is to provide trade so that people can once again wake up in the morning and go to work. We encourage you to support Nepalese artisans and their families by purchasing products marked with the prayer flag icon shown above.
DharmaCrafts has committed to donate 5% of the sales revenue of all Nepalese products throughout 2015 and 2016 to earthquake relief efforts. A large percentage of our donation will go to Roshi Joan Halifax's Nepal Earthquake Relief Fund (NERF) set up through Upaya Zen Center. Upaya's example of engaged Buddhism is inspirational to us and to our efforts. DharmaCrafts will also contribute to the Save the Children Fund.
DharmaCrafts offers Even DEEPER DISCOUNTS on Meditation Cushions & yoga mats for Organizations including:
- Nonprofit & government organizations
- Meditation & MBSR teachers
- Meditation centers & yoga studios
- Hospitals, prisons, religious organizations
- Corporations, spas, hotels — your volume cushion order may also be eligible to receive even deeper discounts
DharmaCrafts is able to offer deep discounts on our meditation cushions, yoga mats and support cushions because these items are handcrafted in our own workshop in Lawrence, Massachusetts by our small, dedicated staff of trained craftspeople.
Volume Meditation Cushion Order
This product will ship to you directly from our manufacturer. It will arrive separately from the other items in your order. To expedite your order, please ship to a physical street address, in the Continental U.S., only. We're sorry, express shipping is not available for this product.
A shipping surcharge has been added to select statues, furniture, and oversized and/or heavy items due to their increased shipping cost. The surcharge is in addition to the standard shipping charge. When ordering more than 1 of this item, the surcharge will be added to each item.
$8.95 shipping when your online order consists of any combination of jewelry, books, malas, incense, silk hangings, CDs/DVDs, and other select items marked "flat rate," ONLY. For standard shipping within the U.S. ONLY (Canada Flat Rate and 2nd Day Flat Rate orders excluded). If your order includes items in addition to the items listed above, our regular shipping rates apply (see chart).
Zafu Zabuton Set, Classic#ZZSET
A $138 value (when purchased separately) for only $119.
Quality meditation cushions are an important, once-in-a-lifetime investment for every serious meditator. Purchase a matching solid- color buckwheat zafu (pronounced za' - foo) and a zabuton (pronounced za' - boo - tawn) as a set and save! The ZZSET makes a great gift! Also available in JUMBO for our long-legged meditators over 6 feet tall.
About Our Buckwheat Hull Zafu Pillow
Buckwheat hulls provide proper support with no break-in period — feels like sitting on sand!
While still providing all the support of a traditional kapok-filled zafu, the Buckwheat Hull Zafu conforms more readily to each individual's shape and is somewhat softer. It is like sitting on sand at the beach - the hulls move to where you want them.
We stuff our Buckwheat Hull Zafu with approximately 4 1/2 lbs. of buckwheat hulls enclosed in a zippered muslin shell making it easy to add/remove buckwheat. The Buckwheat Hull Zafu measures 15" in diameter with a 5 1/2" loft. Made of durable 10 oz., 100% cotton duck fabric with carrying handle. Removable zippered cover for easy washing.
Handmade in USA.
About our Zabuton MatThe foundation cushion for your zafu (round sitting cushion) or meditation bench. A zabuton (pron. zah'-boo-tawn) provides essential cushioning for your ankles and knees when sitting cross-legged on a zafu or on a meditation bench.
Years of Zen Center living have gone into the design of this mat. Eight pounds of cotton batting are stuffed into a muslin cover and tufted in four places to form a permanent inner cushion. A snug-fitting zippered cover made from durable 10 oz. 100% cotton duck fabric is slipped over the inner cushion and tufted in the center for a finished look.
No need to replace the entire zabuton if the cover becomes soiled. Simply clip the center tuft and remove the cover. All covers are washable and new covers may be ordered.
Handmade in USA.
Size: 15" dia, 5 1/2" h
Fill: 4 1/2 lbs buckwheat hulls in a 100% cotton muslin casing
Cover: 10 oz 100% cotton duck; zipper; carrying handle; washable
Weight: approx 4 1/2 lbs
Handmade in USA
Size: 31" l x 26" w x 4" h
Fill: 8 lbs recycled cotton batting in a 100% cotton muslin casing
Cover: 10 oz 100% cotton duck; zipper; washable
Weight: approx 8 lbs
Made in USA
Your meditation cushion is so much more than an ergonomic tool. Over time, it becomes your beloved companion! That's why making quality cushions is so important to DharmaCrafts. It is our honor to make the cushion that will accompany you on your spiritual journey.
Handcrafted in Our Own ShopSince the beginning, DharmaCrafts cushions have been handcrafted in our own shop. DharmaCrafts' founder, Dyan Eagles, originally stuffed each zafu herself outside on the porch at the Cambridge Zen Center, even during the cold New England winter. Now your DharmaCrafts cushion is made by a small, dedicated staff of trained craftspeople who pay close attention to fine detail.
Experience the QualitySince 1979 we have handcrafted the finest meditation cushions available. In homes, meditation centers, hospitals, corporations, and schools across the country, thousands of people begin and end their day on a DharmaCrafts cushion.
Made to Last a LifetimeYou can expect your DharmaCrafts cushion to last a lifetime. Premium materials, double-stitched seams, and careful assembly result in a superior meditation cushion—the perfect place to rest your body and mind.
Our Commitment to YouYou can depend on our workmanship for a consistently excellent and distinctive product.
In 1979, Dyan Eagles, a young student of Zen Master Seung Sahn at the Cambridge Zen Center in Massachusetts, founded DharmaCrafts to fulfill her vision of right livelihood. Many years later DharmaCrafts is still fulfilling its mission of providing the dharma community with teaching and products to support spiritual practice and inspire everyday life.
So much has changed since the early years when Dyan stuffed each zafu cushion by herself. DharmaCrafts cushions are now made in our own workshop in Lawrence, Massachusetts, by a small, dedicated staff of trained craftspeople who pay close attention to details. You can still depend on our workmanship for a consistently excellent and distinctive meditation cushion, resulting in the perfect place to rest your body and mind.
This informative and fun video shows you why choosing a handcrafted DharmaCrafts meditation cushion is an investment that will last a lifetime. You will also learn the benefits of using a zafu (round cushion) and zabuton (flat mat) set as opposed to just sitting on the floor or on a pillow.
Zippered covers are washable!
All round buckwheat filled zafu cushions, flat zabuton mats, roll up and go yoga mats, and support cushions come with a zippered cover that may be removed for washing.
Kapok zafus and bench cushions: spot clean only.
Remove zippered cover. Turn cover inside out and machine wash separately in COLD water, gentle cycle, using liquid detergent. Be sure NOT to overload washing machine. Allow enough space for the water to circulate evenly among the covers, ensuring that they will look as good after washing as they did when they were new!
— Buckwheat zafu: Inner shell is also washable. Remove outer cover, unzip shell & pour out buckwheat before washing. Buckwheat hulls should NOT get wet.
— Zabuton mat: Cut the decorative stitch/tack on surface of cushion before removing cover.
— Two-toned cushions: Dry cleaning is recommended to prevent the risk of bleeding.
Hang to dry. Do NOT use dryer. Cotton will shrink in dryer. Iron on cotton setting.
Buckwheat hull and cotton batting filling should NOT get wet.
As with all fine fabrics, avoid direct sunlight. All fabrics will fade over time.
People who meditate come in all shapes and sizes. DharmaCrafts offers a wide selection of meditation cushions, support cushions, and benches. Click here to learn about which cushion or bench is best for you. More questions? Contact our customer service team -- we meditate, we know our cushions inside and out, we're happy to answer your questions and to offer advice. Call 866-339-4198, 9am, ET, - 5pm, ET, M-F; email us at customer_service<@>dharmacrafts.com
Our buckwheat hulls come from buckwheat that is grown in the U.S. and in Eastern Europe. We purchase U.S. grown buckwheat hulls whenever the supply is available. Buckwheat is a unique crop because it is grown without herbicides or pesticides. We do, however, purchase certified organic buckwheat hulls whenever they are available.
Kapok zafus are not offered as part of a discounted set because hand-stuffing kapok cushions very labor intensive. Since DharmaCrafts pays a living wage, which is much higher than the minimum wage, our costs are too high to offer it as part of the discounted Zafu and Zabuton Set. Also, buckwheat hull filled cushions account for 90% of the zafus that we sell, due to their comfort from day one!
Yes, we can make a cushion, mat, or yoga mat to your size and color specifications. We can even use cover fabric that you supply. Custom orders normally take 1-2 weeks to complete. Please call us at 866-339-4198 for pricing and estimated delivery time. Custom orders are non-returnable.
Yes! We sell replacement inserts for our zabutons, buckwheat zafus, support cushions, & yoga mats. To order, please call Customer Service at 866-339-4198, (Mon-Fri 9-5, ET).