Meditation Bench

Meditation Benches

Designed to help you sit comfortably in meditation
Meditation benches create optimal postural alignment
Made by hand in Northern California since 1981

Zabuton Cushions

Complete your meditation space with a Zabuton underneath your bench.

Add great comfort to your meditation practice with our wool-filled Zabuton. Your knees and ankles will thank you!

Zabuton Cushion

Ahimsa Silk Shawls

Made by hand in India

All Natural Incense

Made by hand in India

Customize your Bench

Beeswax Candles

that emit negative ions

Limited Edition Benches

Cherry hardwood

Our meditation benches and Zabutons are made by meditators for meditators. We have decades of experience meditating using the very products we sell. We only build and sell products that we use ourselves in our own meditation practices. Each Meditation Bench  and Zabuton is handmade by our team in Northern California.

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What Are You Seeking?
Not too long ago I was in Anaheim to speak at the Anaheim Mindfulness Expo. We’ve been taking the business on the road recently. We sell the meditation products in a booth and then I’ll offer a talk t...
What makes a good Zafu?
A Zafu is a circular meditation cushion that helps the meditator maintain a good posture during their meditation practices. But there are many different types of zafus available, so the question th...
Living in the Present Moment
Living in the present moment is probably one of the most challenging attitudes for human beings to learn. Why is it so? Well, because we just don’t know how to! We live so conditioned by our past expe...
Accepting What Is
In times of turmoil, whether throughout the world or personally, accepting what simply is can be challenging. On the spiritual path, I am taught to be patient, to be open-minded, and to take one sma...
​“Spring” Me Up
Don’t you feel that, with the coming of spring, you want to start doing new and fresh things? I do! Every spring.There’s something about spring, almost as if our whole being knew and was affected by t...
More ways to use a Zafu Cushion
Who knew there were so many ways to use a zafu cushion? You can of course use the cushion to support you in your meditation practice, but recently our good friend Satyana showed us lots of ways to use...
From One Meditator to Another
I don’t know about you, but being able to concentrate during meditation has been one of the biggest challenges I’ve had to face with this practice. I have been meditating for 19 years now, and it wasn...
Thanksgiving -The Day After-
If you have been following Meditation Bench’s posts closely throughout the year, you probably know by now that our shop manager - Jaya - and I are both from Argentina. Argentina, like many other count...
What do I need to start my meditation practice?
Once you find a technique that resonates with you and you find effective, you may start looking at products to help make the experience more comfortable. It's true you don't actually need any special...
An Experiment in Unmitigated Happiness
Okay everyone – raise your hand if you are a fellow addict of getting things done – hooked on that wonderful feeling of accomplishment that comes from crossing things off of the “to do” list, whether...
Extraordinary Times Ask Us to Change Extraordinarily
A group of friends from India recently shared a video with this wonderful quote as the prelude to an online event. Change seems to be the underlying theme of the current times. In such a short period...
Online Meditation
When my dad got the domain in the late 90s, the first site built by a friend was a single page. He had been making meditation benches for almost 20 years at that point but he was s...
Let your Love Light the World
It happens often in our lives that we ourselves, or someone we know of, need healing. But most of us, living at this moment in time, have never experienced a circumstance where healing is a worldwide...
30 Day Recharge your Body Challenge
I have been practicing the Energization Exercises for about 10 years, but it wasn't until recently that I understood the value they have in my life. Being more of a mental nature rather than physical,...
"Tips for Keeping Calm During Challenging Times"
Whether you are new to meditation or a regular meditator, we thought you could benefit from these three practical meditative activities that can help you deepen your practice or serve as a tool to qui...
​Hard-wired to seek happiness, yet conditioned to seek it outwardly
Why does everyone seek happiness? It’s because bliss is the very essence of our being, our only reality, and that although we intuitively know this, we want to experience it, and we will never rest...
Getting to Stillness
How does one get to the stillness at will? This question often teases us in our spiritual journey.Sometimes you have a deep meditation experience, and for a brief while, there is the experience of sti...
Investment Tips
Often in financial newsletters, we see investment tips offered by an economic pundit saying what stocks to buy or sell in the coming year for the greatest profitability. For those of us who are seekin...
Be thankful for everything
We are on the threshold of one the most endearing and spiritually uplifting times of the year, Thanksgiving. This celebration of gratitude opens the golden door to Christmas and the welcoming of a new...
Embrace your Uniqueness
My spiritual teacher, Swami Kriyananda has said, “There is in each of us a special song to be sung.” From an early age, we intuitively try not to be different or unique. We want to fit into our peer...