from Auckland Zen Centre

Welcome to Dharmagear

Dharmagear makes and sells traditional meditation gear - hard-wearing, long-lasting meditation gear made by meditators, for meditators. Dharmagear is a not-for-profit business that is part of the Auckland Zen Centre. All proceeds support the Auckland Zen Centre so that we can continue to provide an ideal place for people to learn and develop their meditation practice.

Since we came out of Level 3 we have been so pleased to be busy with enquiries and orders- thank you all! Unfortunately we are now short staffed and struggling to meet demand. We have, with great regret, decided to temporarily close the mail order side of Dharmagear. FROM 24 JUNE WE WILL ONLY BE SELLING DIRECT FROM OUR CENTRE IN ONEHUNGA (NO POST OR COURIER DELIVERIES AVAILABLE SORRY). Even with this change we are still likely to be very low in stock for some weeks yet, so please do phone or email through your enquiry before visiting the Centre, to avoid disappointment.

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The zafu (round cushion) is the basic cushion used for meditation within the Zen tradition. We offer two zafu fillings, kapok or buckwheat husks. Husks and kapok create zafus with quite different qualities; kapok is softer while husks shape to your body more and are firmer. Kapok-filled zafus are our bestsellers.

Comes in Brown, Maroon, or Black

Price: $80

34 cm diam. x 15 cm deep. Durable cotton canvas, top stitching thread, fabric handle. Kapok zafu approx. 1 kg, husk zafu approx. 2.5 kg.


The zabuton is a large square mat placed under the zafu on the floor. Although you can sit on directly on the floor, or place a blanket under your zafu, many people find it more comfortable to have a mat. Our zabuton is made up of a calico cotton inner filled with three layers of cotton batting and a zipped outer cover. The outer cover is finished with French seams and is machine washable.  

Comes in Brown, Maroon, or Black. 

Price:  $120  

80 x 80 x 8 cm. Calico cotton interior casing, standard threads, cotton batting, cotton canvas, removable cover (with zip). Approximately 6.1 kg.

For more details and a full list of our products, go to Gear.
To purchase, please fill out our Order Form.