How to sew a zafu

This post is just a link to the resources you’d need to sew your own zafu. I have a sudden hankering to try this out, and maybe you do, too!

Two sites with instructions* on how to do it (in case one disappears (impermanence and all that)).

http://www.michiganbuddhist.com/zafu/
http://www.finecraftguild.com/how-to-zafu-meditation-pillow/

Source for Kapok and/or Buckwheat filling: http://www.zafu.net/buckwheat.html

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Update 8/31/16:  Before my retreat, I used some material (from the timer bags) and sewed the zafu cover. When I got back, the Kapok had come from Carolina Morning and Lucy helped me stuff the zafu, which was a little crazier than I’d expected – that stuff is seriously fluffy!!!

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*The instructions above and illustrations were originally published by John Daishin Buksbazen in a book called “To Forget the Self: An Illustrated Guide to Zen Meditation.”

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