Toronto Ontario Reviews

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Here’s what Toronto and other Ontario customers have to say about our products and exceptional service:

NOTE: we never pay for reviews, these are unsolicited, and we keep your online identity private.

We also have reviews for customers in Montreal and Quebec, and from our Buckwheat Hull Pillow customers


 Featured Review in our North Magazine Brenda P from Northern Ontario — I’m writing to express my deep appreciation for the service and products you provided me with a few years ago. Read more here


Thank you for making such a high quality product. I recently purchase a Zafu and Zabuton combo and have already put to use at a full day silent meditation retreat. I was comfortable all over the whole time. I am so glad that I purchased a Canadian made, high quality product. I will definitely recommend to others. Christine, Toronto, Ontario


We are teaching Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction in Sudbury and Northeastern Ontario. We purchased 15 of these cushions about a year ago and our classes are growing! Thank you for an excellent product and service. Sheila, Sudbury, Ontario http://mindfulnessontherocks.ca/


Wow, thank you for the fantastic customer service! I will definitely donate the other cushion [sometimes a small flaw gets through our quality checks] Thank you for providing a shipping refund and replacement, I really appreciate it! Jen, Guelph, Ontario


Thanks, so nice to hear from you so soon! and nice to know it’ll arrive for my daughters Bday! Barb, Burlington, Ontario


Received and used! Love the pillows. Thank you so much for the great service and the excellent product. [zen-style zafu] Leigh, Winnipeg, Manitoba


I appreciate your good service by answering to me. Sometimes by ordering products by internet can be very frustrating. Thank you again… Sylvie, L’Orignal, Ontario.

DID YOU KNOW?

L’Orignal likely took its name from its location on the Ottawa River once known as Pointe à l’Orignal (French for “Moose Point”), where moose crossed the river. It’s now a ward of Champlain Township (Eastern Ontario). The Ottawa District Courthouse was built in L’Orignal in 1825 and is still in use.


Just to let you know we received the product today [tibetan-style zafu and zabuton] and it’s wonderful. thanks again! Grant, Pickering, Ontario


Greetings: Just letting you know we received our mats and bench cushions yesterday. We want to thank you all for the speed and accuracy of the order fulfilment. That’s the objective good news, but more importantly, we’re delighted with the quality and craftsmanship (sorry for the non-gender neutral word!) We’re sure we’ll have many years of use and enjoyment of these items and will have no reason (comfort wise) not to be diligent in our practice. So thank you again and we wish you all continued success and happiness in your personal and business endeavours. Metta, Jim and Sheila, St Catharines, Ontario

DID YOU KNOW?

St Catharines is famous for many things such as the Niagara Grape & Wine Festival in late September every year. The renowned Canadian photographer Edward Burtynsky grew up and started his long photography career here.

St. Catharines was the final terminus on the Underground Railroad for hundreds of slaves in the 1820s. Harriet Tubman made her first trip to here with eleven freedom seekers in December 1851.

The town was a well known safe haven for African Americans fleeing from slavery and it was a hub for abolitionist activity. This devoutly religious woman with unwavering faith joined the Salem Chapel, British Methodist Episcopal Church and would use this Niagara, Ontario town over a ten year period to start and end many of her legendary Underground Railroad rescue missions. The Salem Chapel was formerly known as Bethel Chapel and it was an African Methodist Episcopal Church until 1856. A statue of Tubman was erected at the Salem Chapel on Geneva St in 2013, the 100th anniversary of her death.

If you’re travelling to St Catharines, be sure and have a 5 cent ride on one of North America’s oldest operating carousels at Lakeside Park in Port Dalhousie!


Just wanted you to know I received my order today. The items were packaged with such care and thoughtfulness — and the items are of such wonderful quality. I sat on my zafu and my posture felt effortless. Many thanks, well wishes, I look forward to doing business with you again in future! Amarjit, Brampton, Ontario [note: Amarjit bought a 2 piece Tibetan-style™ zafu and zabuton combo in Dark Navy]


I want to say thank you to North Meditation for your excellent and efficient service. My order arrived yesterday, eight days after I submitted my order! Wow!! And I received a bit of a refund to boot!! I am very pleased with the products (very pleased with the quality and colour) and will recommend your company to my family, friends and colleagues. It’s great to have the option to buy Canadian! Thanks again! Stephanie, Waterloo, Ontario [note: Stephanie bought a 2 piece Zen-style™ zafu & zabuton combo in Royal Blue]


I ♥ LOVE ♥ your cushions! Dr M (professor & mindfulness researcher)


Well it’s a comfortable and nice cushion and I enjoy it. It’s the first cushion I’ve bought after going through 3 others that doesn’t put my legs to sleep after a sitting period. Thanks! Jason C, Hamilton, Ontario [note: Jason bought a Tibetan-style™ zafu in SAGE colour)


Hey, just wanted to say thanks for all of the great communication from you nice folks since I placed the order. Firstly, I got a lower repricing because of the “package deal”, which is (always) a good thing! Secondly, you let me know when the order was going out and when to expect it. Thank you for keeping me updated. I really appreciate the information! And I am really looking forward to the arrival of the package! I hope all of you there have a wonderful week! Regards, Rob, Ottawa, Ontario


♥ Love my zabuton, my ankles are so happy. I will recommend you to anybody I can. Warmly, Jane, Ontario


Just wanted to say thank you and your coworkers for your fast action on getting the missing item out to me. I just received it yesterday. Thanks, your thoughtfulness is much appreciated! Regards, Rob (Ottawa, Ontario)


That is great service !  Thank you. Refreshingly honest 🙂 Danny D, Alberta


“It was a pleasure shopping with you, and I am extra glad I decided to go with your team over amazon. Online shopping often lacks any of these fun personal interactions.” Ryan, Waterloo, Ontario


My three piece Zafu, Zabuton and meditation support pillow arrived the other day after a short delay due to extreme weather condition (but this was quite understandable). I requested a dark gray Zafu and Zabuton with a light gray support pillow. You filled my request very easily with a well-made product that exceeded my expectations. The quality of your product exceeds many others that I had previously contemplated. So glad I found your site. Regards, Carol, Washago, Ontario


I am using a bench I bought recently at a retreat right now. It feels great and really helps my posture. Tina, Toronto, Ontario


I just wanted to send a huge thank you for your help with my order. I also suspect that you are going to be Santa delivering my order to [One Great Lawyer]’s law office on my behalf. You are the best … all the best for the holidays and … thank you so much for the discount! Gosh, you’re delivering the dang stuff by hand AND you give me a discount. You are truly wonderful! Celia D, Toronto, Ontario [note: we don’t do chimneys but we do LOVE cookies and milk]


The card and insert look wonderful. Thank you for the beautiful touch to an awesome present. My giftee said that a cushion would be a game changer for his practice and I’m so glad I found you guys. You have made it a great experience. Jess, Timmins, Ontario


I think I’m going to win the husband of the year award with this gift! [Enso Pearl timer and Poplar Bench Combo]  Andrew McC, Ontario


Thank you for your always awesome help! Best, Katie B., Toronto, Ontario


AMAZING customer service – thanks so very very much. Lynn, Toronto, Ontario (graduate of YTT in Bali)


Here’s a typical helpdesk email:

“I found your site while trying to google meditation cushions. I heard about meditation cushions from a mentor. Until then, I didn’t even know they existed. I’m a rookie meditator, just taking up mindfulness meditation this year.

I’m looking for something more comfy to set up in a quiet area of my house. So far, I’ve done most of my meditation in bed or on a floor. I normally sit cross legged with my arms resting on my knees. I normally meditate for about 15 minutes at a time. I do have upper and lower back problems because of a car accident. So I’m really hoping that a cushion will help with posture and discomfort. Can you advise what you would recommend?”

We customized one of our meditation cushion buying guides to help this person with their decision, and here’s what they said:

That helps a ton! I really appreciate the information. I’ll look at some options this week, and place an order! 🙂


Hi Susan! Never did take the time to thank you for the great service and prompt deliver[y]. So thank you. Really enjoying the timer [Enso Pearl]. With kindness and gratitude, Juan Toronto, Ontario


Hi, I ordered two Zafus from you guys, but only received one. Did they get sent out separately, or was this an error? Very nice cushion by the way. DC Caesar, Ottawa Valley, Ontario [Oh yes, this was a goof-up. Milestone birthday celebration and we were too excited about cake. 2nd zafu shipped asap with a little gift!]


Yesterday I received my zafu from North meditation love it A.P. Oakville, Ontario


Your service is extraordinary. The pillow just arrived! Best regards, Linda, Etobicoke, Ontario


Amazing. Thank you so much for this information and your prompt reply.


I received the bench and I am very pleased with the quality of it! The artisans have done a great job! The bench is comfortable, has improved my posture and has really enhanced my meditation sessions, I am very pleased. Thank you! Michel, Toronto, Ontario


This company cares about its reputation and service


I just received the cushions, and I wanted to call and tell you that they are absolutely gorgeous! Well-made and beautiful! Thank you so much. AC, Kingston, Ontario


I’d like to compliment you on the excellent workmanship and design of the bench and cushion that I bought recently. I had purchased a cushion previously from you as Zafu! Zafu! The bevel cut of the legs so that you can rock it is just brilliant!


the items coming will have your wonderful energy spun through the items … I can’t fail now!! CG, Windsor, Ontario


I’ve been using your zafu in my Zen meditation class and thought I’d pamper myself at home. Thanks again for your help! Doug, Mississauga, Ontario


I received my bench today. Just in time for my first MBSR session on Thursday! It is a perfect fit. I am grateful for your assistance. Namaste. Shelly, Lethbridge, Alberta


Can’t wait to get these pillows. Can’t tell you how excited I am. Have a great weekend. 🙂 Mike M, Mississauga, Ontario


I just wanted to thank you for all your help! I am loving my new Tibetan-style™ zafu! The added height, versus the Zen-style™ zafu, is exactly what I needed. I have never been more comfortable! Thanks again, I really appreciate it!!! Best wishes, Andrew, Toronto, Ontario


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North’s customers

Thanks for the quick response … I ordered a new Zafu, can’t wait until it comes, you guys have great prices and the quality of the product is outstanding,  I’ve had my mat/zafu set for a few years and it’s still good as new. James P, Toronto, Ontario


I ordered a set of a zafu, zabuton and support cushion. The quality is great, and the service was excellent. When I had an enquiry about delivery, it was answered immediately, in detail and in a very personable manner.  This company cares about its reputation and service. The delivery was fast! I love my set. Two thumbs up! Gail, Barrie, Ontario


The meditation bench is well made, light weight and easy to pack into a suitcase. It is very comfortable with just the right forward slant to support the spine. The cushion that fastens onto it is also comfortable and durable. Your system for shipping was prompt. I am very happy! Sharon R, Barrie, ON


Got the set and I love it. You were right – the colour is gorgeous. [deluxe zafu & zabuton combo in dark navy] G.H., Barrie, Ontario, Canada


I’d like, please, to thank you for the meditation bench. Thanks to that I can enjoy longer meditation now. Gala, Toronto, Ontario


The level of customer service you provided should be the gold standard for other business


I wanted to let you know that I received my order and I’m very happy with the quality of your products. More importantly, the level of customer service you provided should be the gold standard for other business. I’ll be placing another order soon for some pillows and I wanted to send this note to thank you for handling my order with efficiency and friendliness. Thank you, Jamie, Brantford, Ontario


 Just wanted to mention that I’m very happy with the quality and comfort of my zafu and zabuton. I will definitely recommend this product. Keep up the great work! And thanks again for the good communication which is so hard to find these days 🙂 Linda S, Pickering, Ontario


I look forward to many hours of lakeside meditation! Namaste. Catherine, Kenora, Ontario


I’ve just moved into a new condo and have created space – can’t wait to fill it up with your products 🙂 I appreciate your friendly customer service. J.S. Brantford, Ontario


Thank you for responding so quickly and doing the diligence on the shipping charges. You have a great company and I really appreciate the care. I will recommend you guys whenever I get the chance! All the best, Max, Ottawa, Ontario


young-woman-gasshoI just got it! Thanks a lot! John signed for my parcel, and a couple of minutes ago I came home, opened the box – WOW! Beautiful zafu, excellent service! [note: we upgraded the shipping service to Xpresspost as it was a gift for a Buddhist friend to be delivered on short notice] Many, many thanks again! All the best, Nina, Toronto, Ontario


Everything is lovely and was perfectly on time for my Thursday class (it arrived Wednesday). Everyone got to try out both the benches and the cushions (I already had a regular Zafu) and they will be thinking about what to order. Thanks again — I’ll keep in touch. Everything was a hit! Nadine, Orangeville, Ontario


I have all my items (meditation mat, cushion and bench) in hand! A most delightful Canada Post young man delivered it to my house (don’t know if he’s supposed to do that but he did). I was thrilled to see him with my parcels. So, all’s well that ends well! The items are beautiful. I loved the smell of the wood bench. JP, Guelph, Ontario


These are gorgeous! [This esteemed American associate professor and clinical neuropsychology researcher recently used part of a research stimulus grant to purchase a large quantity of zafu and zabuton combos for the launch of a much-needed study that will help parents and educators learn to handle stress created by the demands of children with ADHD].


I ordered a zafu and zabuton from you and I absolutely love it! A.G. [doing research study] Toronto, Ontario


I am loving my zafu and zubaton! I have been using it for years … Thanks again!!! Andrew P, Toronto, Ontario


Orange! [zafu] Yahoo. Thank you – I love it. Barry, Toronto, Ontario


You would have really had a good belly laugh if you could have seen me emptying out the excess hulls to personalize my meditation comfort! Thank goodness it was not caught on phone or camera or would surely have made it to youtube by now. Had a lovely sit last night and look forward to taking with me to the Ontario Vipassana Centre in a week. Thank you for the prompt delivery. Have a great day! Carolyn (RMT), Thornhill, Ontario


Dog, cat and kid have enjoyed new Zabuton and Zafu. My turn soon! Thanks again! Jessika E, Toronto, Ontario


Thanks for getting in touch [shipping followup]. I’ve already got my zabuton and I’m very happy with it. My meditation cushion is from you as well. Santa gave it to me a year or two ago. Thanks so much. Brayden E, Ontario, Canada


Thank you for following up. I picked up the parcel today containing my zafu and zabuton combo. They are fantastic, and I look forward to using them. Lisa M, Markham, Ontario, Canada


Amazing customer service. More companies need to take a page from your book. It’s the small things that count.


Thank you for the follow up. Amazing customer service. I will be a repeat customer and purchase pillows from you as well. I have received my package. Thanks again and keep it up. More companies need to take a page from your book. It’s the small things that count. Thayne, Toronto, Ontario


Again, thanks so much for your speed and patience – you are definitely my go-to for all things meditation related!  Nancy, Orillia, Ontario


My order arrived and I want to thank you for great customer service. The Zafu, Zabuton and support pillow are brilliant. Excellent quality and workmanship. I look forward to many quiet hours with them. Desmond, Rockwood, Ontario, Canada


Life has been wild with the retreat weekend, etc. so am only now getting around to telling you how much we love our cushions! They are perfect and now all stacked on the new shelf at the studio in Toronto. Whew. There are several students who have expressed interest in getting cushions for themselves for home use. I will probably be needing to get a few more zafus and support cushions, as well, before too long. So thanks for all your help up to now. I am very happy that the group is happy! (and the grey was a great choice – I love it) Best,  Sara, Toronto, Ontario


Thank you so much! Your customer service is outstanding! Katrina, Toronto, Ontario


I received my [Mexican] blankets a few days ago and I just wanted to send a note of thanks to you. They are lovely and the colours are perfect. I know I’ll be enjoying them for many years. Thanks again for providing such great products! All the best, Deirdre, Ottawa, Ontario


We ordered zafu & zabuton combos from you earlier this year and we just love them. Barb M, Mansfield, Ontario


It (zafu) arrived today and I’m very pleased with it. I love that it’s all Canadian made and, I assume, not by small, homeless children! I expected it to be a bit bigger, judging by the photos online, but I really like the size and I’m happy with the colour (sage/jade).  And so far — it works great! Sooo much better than the too-soft couch cushions I’ve been using! Thanks. I would definitely recommend this product. Lesley K, Toronto, Ontario


It is a very nice zabuton thanks. As long as I don’t leave it unattended as my little Jack thinks it her perfect new dog bed. Gunda, Toronto, Ontario


I just received it [zafu], and showed it off to my confused colleagues [at work]. Thank you for your great customer support! Best, Udai, Toronto, Ontario


I received my zafu and zabuton yesterday. I am extremely happy with them both. The quality is amazing, shipping was fast, and the zabuton is so comfortable. The zafu felt very stable, was the perfect height, and I had virtually no back pain because of it. Just wanted to thank you guys for everything and let you know that I will be recommending you to everyone I know. Chris B., St. Thomas, Ontarioblog-2


I can’t remember the last time I had such great customer service from a company, from the immediate email response, to the convenience of PayPal, to an actual decrease in price with pick up instead of shipping fees, the four compass point instructions to find the UPS store….the ease at the UPS store, the quality never ends. It truly was a pleasure doing business with Zafu! Zafu! (that’s us, we’re now called NORTH MEDITATION). If you’d like to use this testimonial on your website, feel free. Thanks again, Sharon P, Oakville, Ontario


Your quick response is appreciated. It’s nice to be able to support a Canadian business. Cheers. David M, Toronto, Ontario


Parcel with buckwheat pillow arrived this morning in excellent condition. I am impressed. Thank you kindly, Peter C, Kitchener, Ontario


LOVE! [zafu and zabuton combo] Tomo, Toronto, Ontario


I have received the package. Can’t wait until I can use it soon. Thanks for the great service. Denyse, Whitby, Ontario


The pillow and zafu are wonderful, thank you! I’ve purchased another pillow for my son. Adam, Barrie, Ontario


I just want to let you know that I picked up my parcel from the post office this evening. I want to mention, too, that I was not expecting to receive it before Christmas. I am thrilled and thank you as it was intended to be a holiday gift for a loved one. I am more than impressed with your level of customer service, and will be ordering my own “set” of meditation cushions in the near future. Thank YOU again, and I wish you and yours a happy, safe and healthy holiday season. Valerie E, London, Ontario


Thank you for the update. Excellent service by the way. Steve U, Woodbridge, Ontario


Thank you for your great patience and advice. Your product and service are beyond compare. I have and will continue to recommend your products … Brenda, Algonquin Highlands, Ontario


I [received] the bench and it is perfect. Thanks so much! Matthew, Barrie, Ontario


Local pickup was easy and much appreciated. Thomas, Barrie, Ontario


I ordered a while back and have sent a few friends to you as well and we have all had great customer service so thank you so much for that! Marlys, Almonte, Ontario


[Wasabi Cotton Yoga Rug] Really nice colour and matches my mat perfectly. Like the size – slightly larger than the mat in all dimensions. Can’t wait to try it and see how it absorbs sweat. UPDATE: “I gave it [cotton yoga rug] a good test. It’s nice because it’s slightly bigger than my mat. I washed it and let it dry outside and did not appear to shrink. It seemed to hold the water and then when I rolled it up and put one end on the floor it gushed sweat. Likely it needs to be washed a few times to absorb more. But it was good to exercise on as less slippery than a regular towel and lays flat rather than bunching up.” Brian H., Hot Yoga Afficionado, Kitchener, Ontario


I just received my order (zafu & zabuton combo) and I’m very pleased with it. Thank you for making an excellent product. I also noticed that you refunded the difference in shipping cost. Thanks again, Victor, Toronto, Ontario


Most dealers do not stock [a] complete line Morris, Richmond Hill, Ontario


I feel like I’m embarking on an adventure 


Thank you, Susan, for being so generous with the ‘tips’!  Amazing! And it’s a relief for me to know that I’m not a freak-job with my lopsided knees (LOL) – so thank you! I feel like I’m embarking on an adventure and finding a suitable sitting posture for my body is just part of packing my gear. Thank you for helping me pack 🙂 With gratitude, Brenda, Orillia, Ontario


Thanks so much Susan! What great service you provide! Mary B, Almonte, Ontario


I just received my order yesterday, and I LOVE the Enso pearl timer and zafu cushion – THANK YOU! They’re beautiful! Brenda P, Orillia, Ontario


I just received my Zafu/Zabuton combo that I ordered through your site and I thank you for the quick delivery. I am more than pleased with your product. I won’t hesitate to refer you to my friends at my zen centre. Chris A, Markham, Ontario


Thank you so very much for processing my order so promptly on your return from retreat. My meditation bench arrived today and I am thrilled with the support it seems to give my posture. MUCH APPRECIATED and I will soon be giving it a good trial. Wishing you all the best. Maureen B, Midland, Ontario


The cushions are great (zen-style zafus). Deb, Waterloo, Ontario


I have been very impressed with your customer service. You have kept me apprised of all the potential issues (backordered products, wrong clock manuals) in a very proactive and timely manner including letting me know how you were going to handle it. My meditation supplies arrived today. I was delighted by how quickly they landed on my doorstep and look forward to using them tonight. Thank you for being so easy to deal with. BTW, I love your website. It is easy to navigate and to use. Anne Marie, Oakville, Ontario


enso-pearl-flat-isoThanks for being so attentive to the manual ‘issue’ … it inspires confidence in your company, I must say. I got my timer in the mail yesterday and had no difficulty setting it up from the pdf instructions that you sent last week. Nonetheless, I’m looking forward to having a manual that fits into the carrying case … folding up the printout of the pdf small enough to fit was a pain … just kidding. Have a fabulous day! Ciao, Marie, Ottawa, Ontario [Enso Pearl timer – we received a shipment with old version manuals and worked with the manufacturer to expedite replacement manuals for our customers as well as look at putting policies & procedures in place to minimize such occurrences in future]


Thank you so much for your amazing customer service! I love the Enso Pearl and I am so glad that you recommended it. I have already passed on your site to my yoga teacher and will be passing it on to others from my yoga teacher training group! Marlys, yoga teacher, Ottawa, Ontario


Cushion arrived, it’s a perfect size for me! My Labradors are taking a keen interest in the buckwheat hulls inside. Barb B., Stoney Creek, Ontario


I’ve been meaning to write to tell you how much enjoyment the zabuton has added to my meditation practice. It’s just like my own little comfie space that I can retreat to, to settle, relax, breathe and calm. Now I know why dogs enjoy their dog beds so much! I do have to keep it off the floor when I’m not using it so my little dachsund doesn’t curl up on it. When I am meditating she will sometimes find me and settle in with me on the zabuton too! I will let my yoga classes know about you. Oh – my husband gave me a meditation timer [Enso Pearl] for Christmas which
also is a beautiful way to time my practice as well as end the practice. I am happy 🙂 Carol, yoga teacher, Barrie, Ontario


Your products are THE BEST that I’ve ever had. I like that they’re made in Canada and local. Eric, certified yoga teacher, Ontario


I just love dealing with Canadian companies. LD, Toronto, Ontario


The cushions are beautiful and the quality is outstanding. [Butterscotch Tibetan-style zafus and support cushions] Ron, Shambhala meditation teacher, Ontario


Just wanted to say thanks so much for the update. I received the mats (zabutons) today and we love them. I have really enjoyed working with you, you’ve been great. Thanks so much! P.S. look forward to the yoga rugs. Lea, Thunder Bay, Ontario


I am reminded daily, how much I appreciate your products. I’m thankful for your business. A spoiled link is very easy to forget. [our recent newsletter had a slight glitch] A beautiful well crafted zabuton and zafu, is not. Blessings, Tara, Owen Sound, Ontario


Thank you for keeping in touch. It has been a pleasure dealing with you. Sue D, Ottawa, Ontario


I opened the box and was struck – by the modest attractiveness of the zabuton and bench. Then I used them and they are comfortable – totally

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takes my mind off my ankle and upper back pain. My partner had a go, too, and was impressed! Thank you for your great customer service, and my family is sure to use your services again. Ashley, Toronto, Ontario


I just got my zafu zabuton set [Tibetan Burgundy zafu and Black zabuton] and I am thrilled. Thank you so much! It was lovely speaking with you yesterday. Dale, Mississauga, Ontario


Got my items yesterday [Terracotta zen and tibetan-style zafus and Black zabuton with support cushions] and just had to write and say how much I love them! They look great and they’re comfortable to use. I especially like the Tibetan style zafu – it gives me a little more height and takes pressure off the leg I injured a few years back. Plus, I much prefer to buy Canadian when I can, so that is an added bonus for me. I’ll definitely be in contact when I’m looking for additional items! Thanks! Lynn, Newcastle, Ontario


Oh my gosh, that’s amazing, you are quick!!! Thank you so much for your prompt service Susan. You are such a kind lady. It’s like I know you already:) Sincerely, Donna, Barrie, Ontario


I just arrived back from my meditation retreat with your zafu and meditation mat. Wow. No one there had a mat like it and the zafu…once I figured out that I could un-stuff it, was perfect. I love that I now have extra stuffing to put back as it starts to wear thin…hopefully I can keep up with my meditation long enough for that to happen. Thanks for all of your previous help. Vicki, Mount Albert, Ontario


I want to let you know how pleased I am with the combo and the bench. The bench is perfect size and I love the two tone zafu/zabuton you suggested. I will probably be buying from your company again sometime in the future for a gift for someone. Thank you very much again for all of your assistance, take care, JB, Timmons, Ontario


Hi Susan, You are something really special. You always answer and you always give me the information. And on top of that you always have more than I expect. Pat C, Mississauga, Ontario


My zafu and zabuton combo arrived last week. They are perfect! Great quality material, well sewn, and very supportive and comfortable. Thanks! Tom D, Ottawa, Ontario


Thank you very much for all of your assistance, you are excellent in customer service. I’ll be sure to recommend if anyone I know is interested in buying meditation accessories. Jason, Timmons, Ontario


Just received everything – looks great! Thanks. Dr. B, Huntsville, Ontario


I just got my combo [zafu/zabuton] … LOVE IT!!! So beautiful and comfortable. Thank you so much for expediting the delivery.  Sarahi, Hamilton, Ontario


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Zabuton great! I just gave the zabuton a short test drive and it’s superb – exactly what I was looking for. Thanks for your support.
Manrico, Vaughan, Ontario


Zafu Zafu [now we are North Meditation) is the most helpful and responsive e-retailer I have worked with in years! Thank you! Emily S, Toronto, Ontario


I have had the opportunity to practice my meditation on my new zafu and zabuton and love the results! Both my legs and feet are in a comfortable position when I meditate. I now feel that I can meditate more comfortably for longer periods of time. I really appreciate how the cover is removable so it can be cleaned easily. The funny thing is it feels the zabuton combo – zafu (buttercup yellow) and the zabuton
(chocolate) have been in my possession for my entire life. I love it when something just fits with you. Thank you for offering us a superior made Canadian product. Brenda, Bancroft, Ontario


I’m just emailing to thank you for the refund on shipping. Now that IS great customer service. The products themselves are excellent. And the only way shipping could have been faster, would have been if you shipped before I ordered 🙂 Best regards, George, Castleton, Ontario
[note: we are working on order intuition but it may not happen in this lifetime]


I received the [zabuton and support cushion]and they are great! I really like them, they are comfortable and I love the colour. Thanks very much. Jaclyn, Toronto, Ontario


The litte timer I bought from you is absolutely marvelous. I just love it! Karla, Barrie, Ontario


Have not opened the box yet, but am thrilled with the service. [our followup on delivery] Pat, Dalkeith, Ontario


Both packages were received in good order. I would not normally buy items like this online but am very pleased with your products and your customer service. John C, Toronto, Ontario


The comments about quality on your site are 100% accurate. Since I’m 6’2″ I was a little worried that maybe I would need larger sizes but everything works perfectly. The support cushion is just big enough to really help under one knee and I was able to sit for 30-45 minutes without issue. I know this isn’t long by experienced meditator standards but it surprised me how easy I found it, as a beginner with your product. It was well worth the investment.


My Black Zabuton/Grey & Black Zafu combo with Grey support cushion arrived recently. The comments about quality on your site are 100% accurate. Since I’m 6’2″ I was a little worried that maybe I would need larger sizes but everything works perfectly. The support cushion is just big enough to really help under one knee and I was able to sit for 30-45 minutes without issue. I know this isn’t long by experienced meditator standards but it surprised me how easy I found it, as a beginner with your product. It was well worth the investment. Thanks so much.
Keith N, Toronto, Ontario


My recent order for 6 zafus arrived today. Great service from you and from Canada Post.  Thanks, and best wishes. MW, Tamworth, Ontario


The royal blue zabuton is super comfortable and the zafu/support cushion work well. So much so that I would like a second for when a friend is over. The Enso [Pearl] is worth every penny. It doesn’t “scare” me awake like a buzzer. Thanks again for your advice, Steve R, Guelph, Ontario


My order arrived in lightning pace! (Friday am to Monday am). I am going to be enjoying a good night’s sleep tonight. Thank you! Cindy J, Stoney Creek, Ontario


Thank you for the quick service! Len, Orillia, Ontario


I love your cushions! I have been recommending them highly to others. B. Mok, Toronto, Ontario


Thank you very much, Susan, for the cushions and for the refund. I got the shipment today. The cushions are wonderful. All the best for your future, S.B. Barrie, Ontario


I love my meditation cushion that I bought online a few months ago! I just finished a month long intensive teacher training course and I sat on it every day! Thank you! Bethany, London, Ontario


The mat and cushion are absolutely wonderful! Corey, Barrie, Ontario


I thought I would drop you a line and tell you that all my worries about the cushion came to nothing. The aching I had been experiencing in my shoulders and neck was gone the night after I first started using it. Thanks again. Pat, Mississauga, Ontario


The zafu and zabuton are great, they are a pleasure to use every time. Janos, Toronto, Ontario


I just got the cushion, wow it is beautifully made – perfect! Thanks so much again. Nat K, Toronto, Ontario


I wasn’t expecting my package until late this week or even next week. Thank you so much. My package has arrived and I’m pushing buttons and getting to know what all the buttons do. You are truly amazing with your customer service. I wish every good thing for you and your store. I also wish more stores were like yours. Pat C, Missisauga, Ontario


I just wanted to let you know that I received the zafu and zabuton, and they are beautiful! I can’t wait to start using them!!! Thanks again for all your help, and the terrific service!! All the best!! Andrew, London, Ontario


I have a few different sittings programmed into the clock so that I can just press one of the preprogrammed sittings and not have to be concerned with time. I have also used it silently with just the enso showing (and can use the enso itself as a focus) when I have been sitting with others present and want to use a silent alarm. It comes with me whenever I travel because it is so portable and is a wonderful alternative to a blaring alarm clock. All in all, it suits all of my needs for meditation. Ellen, Toronto, Ontario


We received our packages today and no disrespect to the webpage (which is very good) but the picture does not do the meditation mats justice.
Maybe some dimensions might help or a testimonial about how thick and luxurious these mats are. These are really a fine product. Thanks very much for great service and making a truly great Canadian product. Phil, Ingersoll, Ontario


I received my order yesterday afternoon. Thank you. The quality is fantastic – exactly what I expected. You have been great to deal with and I’ll certainly recommend your products and your business to friends. Karen, New Hamburg, Ontario


Of course I will let my friends know about you!! You have been so very helpful, and I cannot thank you enough!!! I really appreciate everything!! Andrew, London, Ontario


Got the two cushions today. They look great: better than the one I had, and better than ********** sells in Toronto, for more. Aidan, Toronto, Ontario


Our yoga teacher bought a zafu from you and offered to let us try it – it was so comfortable we just had to have our own. Judy, Barrie, Ontario


Thank you for getting the zafus to me so soon.  They arrived Tuesday morning and they are amazing. Thanks again. SP (yoga teacher), Kingston, Ontario


They’ve arrived! Thanks so much – they look beautiful. Just in time for tomorrow’s class. [Note: arrived a day earlier than our carrier’s estimate!] MW (yoga teacher), Kingston, Ontario


Thank you for your honesty … I am very impressed. You reinstate my faith in business folks … it has been great dealing with you … I truly hope I can do further business with you and refer lots of customers. CG, Shelburne, Ontario


I appreciate the lengths you are going to in the name of customer satisfaction; it is wonderful service. Sincerely, David, Toronto, Ontario


Your cushions are really lovely. Kathy, North Bay, Ontario


Just wanted to touch base and let you know I’m super happy with my cushion. Chris G, Toronto, Ontario


I have been searching for months for a Canadian supplier of good quality yoga mats to replace the aging mats in our yoga & pilates studio, and I am so glad to have found you! These mats are just what I am looking for. M.J., Guelph, Ontario


I’m going to my first Vipassana 10 day retreat in 2 days and was glad to find a local source! Sandy S., Uxbridge, Ontario


You are providing me with entertainment as well as meditation supplies! I would not have held you ransom for $1.60 at all. 🙂 Thank you for telling me and going to that trouble. I’m really looking forward to receiving my mat and zafu – and more importantly, helping me to resurrect my meditation/prayer practice. Thank you for your part in restoring that part of my health.  D.O., Toronto, Ontario


I am starting a teacher training program July 1st Canada Day for one month – 6 days a week. I was going to manage the meditations with blocks and blankets but at the last moment decided I really wanted to have a proper cushion. So sorry to make you rush this but thanks again for assisting in getting my cushion here on time. I will definitely tell my yoga friends about you. Michelle P., Toronto, Ontario


I was looking for an Ontario supplier of zafus through google and you were the only one that popped up – repeatedly. There were other stores that sold cushions, but they weren’t made here. Bradley S, Guelph, Ontario


I have been looking for quite some time for a Canadian source for meditation cushions and am so glad I found you! I am really delighted with my new zafu and zabuton, and use it daily. Thanks so much for everything. Shannon H, Whitby, Ontario


I learned more from you about how to sit properly than from my teacher in class. I really value your advice! PD, Bracebridge, Ontario


It is a pleasure doing business with you. I like your personability – hard to find these days. Helen S, Brampton, Ontario


Thanks for the speedy order! I’ll be taking my cushion down east for a retreat next month.  Craig P, Lindsay, Ontario


I took my new zafu to the Toronto Yoga Conference and was so glad to have it as they don’t provide anything to sit on! Your cushion has made a big difference for me – I’m able to sit comfortably and for longer periods, and I enjoy sitting now. Thanks! Rhonda M, Barrie, Ontario


I am in a meditation course and just couldn’t get comfortable sitting on the floor. My friend bought a fancy looking cushion at a local store but it’s not suitable for meditation (I didn’t tell her that, of course!). I bought the combo set and I take my cushion with me to class – everyone wants to know where I got it! I am very comfortable with it.I am taking your business cards to give to our teacher so he can recommend you to his students in future. He definitely wants to support a local maker. You make such a great product. Doreen P, Bracebridge, Ontario


My friend bought a mat and cushion from you (we’re in the same class together) and I wanted one too. I am looking forward to receiving it – thank you for the prompt reply to my order. Donna W, Bracebridge, Ontario


I am really looking forward to receiving my cushion (Tibetan-style). Thanks for the prompt shipping! Jared G, Toronto, Ontario


Your duck-nesting demonstration on how to settle into a cushion was hilarious! but effective. Am enjoying my new cushion! Karen T, Vermont, USA


I really love the soft fabric of my zabuton. Thank you Susan. MP, Toronto, Ontario


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