Zafu

Aikido term: Firm cushion used for sitting in Zazen

zafu

kapok filled cushion used in Zazen
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Zafu

A zafu (座蒲) or putuan ({zh|c=蒲团}) is a round cushion. Although also a utilitarian accessory, it is most well known for its use in zazen Zen meditation. ==Name== Although zafu is often translated as `sewn seat` in American English, the meaning of the Japanese kanji, 座蒲, is different. Za (座) means `seat`, and fu (蒲) means reedmac...
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