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.
Not sure what you need? Check our Gear page for our range of cushions, mats and stools and our FAQ page. Still not sure? Free instruction on sitting posture and advice on what dharma gear suits your specific needs is available at the Auckland Zen Centre, 52 Princes Street, Onehunga, Auckland.
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
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.
80 x 80 x 8 cm. Calico cotton interior casing, standard threads, cotton batting, cotton canvas, removable cover (with zip). Approximately 6.1 kg.