Zafu shell and bag
of kapok - $45
Congratulation for choosing to stuff your own zafu!
You will appreciate doing zazen even more and can stuff
cushion to your own needs making it very firm or softer. Your own effort and
attention while stuffing will help your zazen practice.
Zafu shell has an opening under the handle in form of short
tunnel. Here you will be sliding handfuls of kapok inside. Kapok is pressed
into firm layers when delivered and you have to pull apart each handful
picking up and discarding small sticks and sharp objects you can fell,
before you insert into shell. When you pull kapok apart it will expand and
becomes soft like cotton.
From time to time it helps to put your fist inside of shell
and press kapok to the bottom to create more space for adding more kapok.
Toward the end this will be more challenging. Be careful and do not try to
make opening larger than it is, because you can break cushion. To make
cushion very firm all kapok will have to go inside.
When all kapok is inside press zafu with hands, while
rolling it around, to spread kapok evenly and shape cushion into bowl. Then
clean or vacuum it.
Kapok flies lot and sticks to clothes. It is helpful to stuff
cushion outside or in the basement.