Our New Nomad Folding Meditation Bench

Nomad Bench

We are so excited to introduce our new Nomad Folding Meditation Bench. We launched this bench around the holidays and the feedback and reviews have been wonderful: This is a beautiful seat. The design is ingenious and by the way it’s functional too! It’s small and light and comfortable. This bench helped me sit through a 7 day Zen retreat. … Continue reading Our New Nomad Folding Meditation Bench

Samue Clothing

samue pottery

Samue is the traditional clothing worn during daily work by Japanese Buddhist monks. Samu refers to daily work that is done with mindfulness. This can include any work, such as gardening, cleaning or daily chores. Samue Clothing The pieces are typically made from cotton or linen in dark colors, such as brown or navy. The style is unisex with a kimono style … Continue reading Samue Clothing

The Gift of Lovingkindness Meditation

Lovingkindness meditation is a way of offering friendly kindness to yourself, to others or to the world. Lovingkindness is based on Buddhist teachings that emphasize compassion, love and kindness. This is also be referred to as Metta meditation. In Lovingkindness meditation, there are phrases to repeat to yourself throughout the meditation.  The phrases below are taken from Real Happiness: The Power of Meditation by … Continue reading The Gift of Lovingkindness Meditation

New Year, New Meditation Practice

Starting a New Meditation Practice The new year is a great time to start or restart a meditation practice. Starting anything new can sometimes feel daunting so we’ve put together a few very basic guidelines to follow. I had a chat with Koshin Christopher Cain, one of the owners of Still Sitting, to get his suggestions for starting a new meditation practice. We covered … Continue reading New Year, New Meditation Practice

Meditation Cushions: Choosing the Right Zabuton

The zabuton is a Japanese sitting cushion. It’s long been used as a meditation cushion in the Zen tradition, and you’ll see it in many places where mindfulness is practiced. The zabuton is humble yet essential, protecting your knees and ankles from the hard floor. Typically, you place it under your zafu, as such: Traditionally, you’ll form a tripod with your seat on … Continue reading Meditation Cushions: Choosing the Right Zabuton