Tibetan Seat/Gomden

(10 customer reviews)


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The Tibetan Seat, known sometimes as a Gomden, is a firm rectangular zafu developed by Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, and used in Shambala Centers worldwide. We use our 100% cotton duck fabric shell over a firm and comfortable foam block. Our foam is easy on your behind, and firm enough to provide you with the support you need – we admit it, we think it’s just right!

This cushion has a comfy quilted top and carrying handle. The Tibetan Seat comes in four handsome color combinations – Black with Blue, Black with Burgundy, and Bali Blue.

It should be noted that this cushion does not replace our round or crescent shaped zafus. The Tibetan Seat is used differently. When sitting on it, the meditator’s feet and ankles touch the zabuton or carpeted floor, but the knees do not. This is particularly helpful for those who aren’t flexible enough to get their knees to the floor. The Seat serves as a relaxed platform for meditation, listening to talks, or studying at a low table.

The Tibetan Seat measures 18” wide, 12.5” deep, 6.5” high. The shell is removable and machine washable.

Sitting Tips

This meditation instruction video will get you started sitting in meditation comfortably and attentively. Please also see our sitting tips page for further detailed instruction

10 reviews for Tibetan Seat/Gomden

1-5 of 10 reviews
  1. Works great!

  2. The seat is very well made, and it is very comfortable. Its height makes it easy to sit down and get up. I’m very happy with it.

  3. Am ever so pleased with the quality of workmanship! I had some concerns that it would not be firm enough for my liking; cast all doubts aside! It is all that I hoped it would be. Very quick turnaround on order process and delivery-Thanks, Still Sitting

  4. Excellent construction and firmness.

  5. Very sturdy and high quality construction. The cushion delivers what I wanted: support so that my knees are not in contact with the floor. I would buy this again and recommend for those who may be using a kneeling bench or other alternatives to the usual cushioning.

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