MEDITATION BENCH (SEIZA)
Approximate dimensions with cushion: 19" long x 7" wide x
9 ½" tall (48.5 x 18 x 24 cm)
Approximate dimensions, wood only (without cushion): 19" x 5" x 7" (48.5 x 12.7 x 17.7 cm) [not pictured]
For those who prefer to meditate in a kneeling position, the meditation bench provides good support. The foot of this bench is curved so that the bench can be tilted forward. This helps the meditator maintain the natural curvature of the spine (lumbar lordosis) for an upright back and relaxed abdomen.
seat is covered with durable fabric over two layers of foam. The top layer of foam is highest quality, dense polyurethane foam and is 1" (5cm) thick. The bottom layer is 3/8" (1 cm) closed- cell foam. The two layers together provide a comfortable and resilient support. The cushion is permanently attached to the bench. The wood is finished with Danish oil with a protective coating of furniture wax.
This bench is made entirely at North Cascades Buddhist Priory. The wood is Red Alder grown in our own Forest Stewardship Council™ (FSC® ) certified forest and harvested and milled by members of our monastic community.
Note: If you need a taller and/or wider bench and would like to make a special order, please contact us by phone or e-mail. Special order benches cost from $10 to $20 more and take longer to deliver.
Bench + Mat Combination
Save $5 on the price of a meditation mat (zabuton) when purchased in combination with a bench.
Bench with cushion + mat
Bench, wood only + mat