Olive Crescent Zafu

Zen Buddhism in Japan is divided into two main schools, the Rinzai school, founded by the monk Myoan Eisai, and the Soto school, brought to Japan in the thirteenth century by the Buddhist monk Dogen Zenji.

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Zen Buddhism in Japan is divided into two main schools, the Rinzai school, founded by the monk Myoan Eisai, and the Soto school, brought to Japan in the thirteenth century by the Buddhist monk Dogen Zenji. Dogen and his followers soon established two Soto Zen temples, at Eiheiji and Soji-ji. Soto Zen was popular among the lower classes, just as Rinzai Zen was popular among the upper classes, leading to the medieval Japanese saying, "Rinzai is for samurai, Soto is for peasants." However, in spite of these claims, Soto Zen gained strength among all segments of society. One of the meditation practices of Soto Zen is Shikantaza, Japanese for "just sitting," where the person meditating sits quietly and tries to block out distractions in the outside world. Soto Zen is the most popular Zen school in Japan, with most Japanese at least sometimes following its practices. People worldwide have come to see the benefits that meditation can bring, including reduced stress and vast improvements in health. Our beautifully crafted Olive Crescent Zafu is designed to promote comfort and circulation, which are critical to a successful meditation practice. Made in a wide variety of colors and patterns, our Crescent Zafus are made with one hundred percent cotton duck, and filled with your choice of buckwheat hulls or kapok. Stay on the path to enlightenment in comfort and style by ordering one today.

  • Each piece is handmade with mindfulness by a practicing Buddhist craftsman
  • Double-stitched seams
  • Durable 100% cotton duck shell
  • Your choice of Kapok or Buckwheat Hull stuffing

Additional Info

Dimensions
20" L x 6"H
Material
100% Cotton Duck Shell stuffed with Kapok or Buckkwheat Hulls
Shipping
All Zafus ship from a separate location within 2-4 business days via UPS ground within the Continental U.S. For shipping to Hawaii, Alaska, Puerto Rico, or internationally please contact us. Expedited shipping can also be arranged; contact us for a rate.

Shipping cost within the U.S.: $18.00

A rate outside the U.S. can be found during checkout.

* A minimum per order shipping rate of $6.95 may apply.

Return Policy
7-day Satisfaction Guarantee on UNOPENED PACKAGES. Unopened packages may be returned to us within 7 days for a full refund of the product price. Bedding is custom made to order.

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