Definitions

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  • noun A round cushion used for sitting during meditation.

Etymologies

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Japanese 座蒲, "cattail seat"; Chinese 蒲团.

Examples

  • A nice, inexpensive meditation cushion called a zafu made all the difference in the world, and probably saved my practice.

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  • A zafu is a round cushion, about 14-inches in diameter and about 8-inches tall, designed to raise the hips and make most if not all of the cross-legged sitting-meditation positions more stable and comfortable.

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  • A zafu is a round cushion, about 14-inches in diameter and about 8-inches tall, designed to raise the hips and make most if not all of the cross-legged sitting-meditation positions more stable and comfortable.

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  • A nice, inexpensive meditation cushion called a zafu made all the difference in the world, and probably saved my practice.

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  • You don't need the 'right' kind of zafu to be a Buddhist | Ed Halliwell

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  • You don't need the 'right' kind of zafu to be a Buddhist | Ed Halliwell

    The Guardian World News

  • You don't need the 'right' kind of zafu to be a Buddhist | Ed Halliwell

    The Guardian World News

  • You don't need the 'right' kind of zafu to be a Buddhist | Ed Halliwell

    The Guardian World News

  • Ponlop notes wryly that he has encountered students who think they can't meditate properly unless they're sitting on precisely the "right" kind of zafu - they moan if asked to go out into the fresh air and practise sitting on a park bench, as if that experience wasn't enlightened enough.

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  • You don't need the 'right' kind of zafu to be a Buddhist | Ed Halliwell

    The Guardian World News

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