Kindseat ©Kindseat 2012
Registered Design No.: 4026339
When you are meditating, sitting in a good posture is important . This is only possible with a seat that has a height and angle that is right for you. Would you walk in the wrong size shoes?
The Kindseat can easily be adjusted in tiny amounts to suit your body shape, size and flexibility.
On retreat or when you need a change or want to try a different position to help keep your meditation fresh it’s easy to set the Kindseat to a completely different height: It can be used as a meditation bench or stool (for kneeling postures) or as a low seat for sitting cross-legged. It can also be used as a standard low stool (with a flat seat) for listening to talks.
“One of the reasons I developed the Kindseat is that I find that on a long retreat I like to be able to vary the position I sit in. It keeps me fresh. I am not suggesting that you keep fussing about your posture. The mind loves that kind of excuse!”
Height range from 75mm to 270mm (3 to 10.7 inches)
Either as a seat or as a bench it can easily be adjusted in tiny amounts to suit your body shape and size. Experienced meditators write that just half an inch can make all the difference to your posture and long-term comfort. No more fiddling around with finding just the right cushion (which then collapses anyway).
Easy to adjust in 3 steps: To adjust the height of the seat,
• Remove the legs by unclipping a buckle
• Set the length of each suspension loop against the height scale on the seat.
• Replace the legs and re-clip the buckle
Once the seat has been set up it will stay like that until it is intentionally adjusted again. It remembers!
The variable tilt self adjusts to follow the tilt of your pelvis. Sometimes, all your back needs if you have been sitting for a while is a subtle shift of your pelvic tilt. This design of meditation bench facilitates this. It doesn’t tilt backwards so it’s safe.
This meditation stool is made from beautiful birchwood ply which is sourced from sustainably managed forests from Finland.
The Kindseat is shipped internationally through a courier company that operates a carbon offsetting scheme to care for the environment.
The Kindseat is a specialist piece of meditation furniture designed to look good at home and on retreat. All the major dimensions of the design are based on the Golden Ratio or divine proportion to give the most harmonious appearance
The seat on its own is 875g
(less than 2lbs)
The legs, which can be stowed separately, are 220g
Assembled it weighs just 1.1 kg
(about 2.5 lbs)
This piece of meditation furniture is professionally manufactured in the UK on a computer controlled machine and hand finished by an established company that also produces furniture for young people with special needs.
Each seat is then personally assembled and checked by Viramitra; where necessary finishing by hand to give the best fit.
The independent legs automatically follow the surface they are on. This means that the bench is stable even on thick mats. (To get the full range of tilt the legs need to be vertical)
You can use it on uneven ground.
If needed, the legs can even be set at different heights so you can sit upright even if the ground under you isn’t level.
When the posts / legs are in place they cannot collapse as there are no hinges to fold or screws to pull out.
It’s strong (tested to 20 Stone (280lbs)