I wonder if using a cushion is so important for somebody practicing Zen Meditation?

I wonder if using a cushion is so important for somebody practicing Zen Meditation?

I am currently using a yoga mat and I sit on a block to practice my Zen meditation. I read that it will be more beneficial to buy a Cushion(Zabuton)
I wonder if that will make a big difference for me?

  1. LosashaNov 02, 2010

    I would imagine that yoga would be uncomfortable to do on a wooden or tiled floor—–so I would recommend a mat—–though yoga is banned in Malaysia—–

  2. lainiebskyNov 02, 2010

    Do whatever makes you comfortable. The zabutons are useful for those of us who aren’t as flexible as we used to be.

  3. P'angNov 02, 2010

    The only important thing about how you sit during Zen meditation is that you be comfortable enough to sit without fidgeting or damaging pain for the duration of your sitting period.

    You can freely use whatever physical props you like. Some people sit in chairs, others on cushions, blankets, boards, or nothing at all (right on the floor).

    So if a yoga mat and wooden block work for you, then no problem!

  4. SadharaSatguruNov 02, 2010

    Hello

    I have meditated for years & I use a chair. Do what feels best, as long as posture is correct you will be fine.

    Sadhara

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