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.

Dharmagear is currently closed for the summer break. Orders received between 15 December and 20 January will be filled and couriered out when Dharmagear reopens on Tuesday 21 January 2020. Hope you all find lots of inspiration for meditation in the New Year!

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 might suit your specific needs is available at the Auckland Zen Centre, 52 Princes Street, Onehunga, Auckland. You are welcome to call in anytime during the Centre office hours (8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday to Friday).

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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.

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