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Travel meditation cushion

Postby alan » Fri Jun 08, 2012 3:56 pm

Ever been stuck in a hotel room in a new city, with your mindfulness disturbed? I feel that way all the time. I have to travel for my work. Sometimes it's fun, but lots of times it just doesn't contribute to a peaceful mind.
How to sit? Hotel pillows don't do the job. Here's a product I've been using when I'm on the road.
Not as good as your real cushion, but better than nothing.

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Re: Travel meditation cushion

Postby Khalil Bodhi » Fri Jun 08, 2012 4:27 pm

Hi Alan,

I've always preferred a towel folded up a couple of times.
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Re: Travel meditation cushion

Postby cooran » Fri Jun 08, 2012 8:38 pm

Hello alan,

I just use the neck cushion I take along on the plane ride. When it is used in a tight circle, it does the job as a meditation cushion as well.

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Re: Travel meditation cushion

Postby Goofaholix » Fri Jun 08, 2012 9:15 pm

I find rolling up a thick jacket or jumper usually does the trick.
"Right effort is effort with wisdom. Because where there is wisdom, there is interest. The desire to know something is wisdom at work. Being mindful is not difficult. But it’s difficult to be continuously aware. For that you need right effort. But it does not require a great deal of energy. It’s relaxed perseverance in reminding yourself to be aware. When you are aware, wisdom unfolds naturally, and there is still more interest." - Sayadaw U Tejaniya

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Re: Travel meditation cushion

Postby Ben » Fri Jun 08, 2012 9:43 pm

Hi Alan
Excellent thread.
I use an afghan prayer rug as my floor mat and a very thin futon-style chair cushion folded over.
I also use a dark-brown/grey blanket as a meditation shawl.
Anyway, I thought you, or someone else, may appreciate knowing about the following inflatable travel cushions at Pariyatti.
I actually got to use one courtesy of one of my American friends at Shwedagon Peyah. ... c_137.html
If and when I go travelling again - I'll probably invest in a couple of inflatable cushions.
kind regards,

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