BlueLotusRefuge

Blue Lotus Refuge Meditation Cushions

Austin, Texas

Announcement    "We Support Your Practice!" Meditation cushions in a wide variety of fabrics and sizes. Extra large and extra tall style zafu for people who aren't pretzels.

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Last updated on May 27, 2018

"We Support Your Practice!" Meditation cushions in a wide variety of fabrics and sizes. Extra large and extra tall style zafu for people who aren't pretzels.

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Ruth B Kaplan

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Ruth B Kaplan

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About BlueLotusRefuge

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I've been sewing since I was 5 years old. I went into full time custom sewing business in 1987, taking orders for costumes, ladies dresses and formals, and custom menswear. After almost 30 years in business, I retired in 2015. I have sewn meditation cushions since 2001, when I became involved in Zen Buddhism. I have now combined my two interests, using fabric on hand and my skills to design and make meditation cushions that are unlike any others available.

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  • Ruth B Kaplan

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    I've been practicing meditation since 1987, when I studied martial arts. I've sewn meditation cushions since 2001, when I made a set for someone teaching meditation in prisons. I'm now retired from my costuming business, sewing cushions full time.

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Last updated on May 16, 2018
Frequently asked questions
Custom and personalized orders

Sorry, I am not taking orders for custom cushions at this time. (May 2018)

Sizing details

I try to list the approximate dimensions of each cushion. They are approximate, as buckwheat hulls compact slightly over time. In addition, sizes are slightly adjustable, via zippers that allow you to add or remove buckwheat hulls from the cushion.

Care instructions

Most cushions made with upholstery fabrics have a fabric stain repellent applied at the fabric factory. I apply a stain protector spray (noted in description) to lighter colored cushions to help prevent dirt and stains. Cushions may be cleaned by emptying out the buckwheat and washing them, but I recommend surface cleaning with as little water as possible.

Gift wrapping and packaging

Due to the personal nature of the size and fabric of a meditation cushion, I don't encourage surprise gifts. It might be more fun to tell the intended recipient about your gift and shop with them online. That way they can get a cushion that meets their needs and preferences.

Wholesale availability

I do not have a piecework sweatshop--it's just me in my sewing room at home. I'm not set up to do production, and I prefer to not take wholesale orders at this time.