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Meditation Tables for Your Home Shrine

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You have heard of a meditation chair, maybe even have one, but what is a meditation table? A meditation table is specially designed to put you in the mood to meditate. Imagine having a specific place in your home where you go to and acts as a haven to meditate and promotes relaxation and puts your mind at ease.

A place where you can do so much more than just meditate, you can write, practice yoga, or read. Sounds great, right? We think so too.

Why should I get one?

Meditation home shrines will encourage you to meditate. Having a set space that for meditating will go a long way in putting you in the right mind frame. It is best to pick a peaceful and relaxing place in your home.

Your meditation space does not need to be large, but it should be laid out the way that works best for you. For example, if you get nervous around people or worry that people can see you don’t set up your space in view. Meditation room ideas could include taking a small corner of a room and setting up a room divider or curtain.

Dividing yourself from the rest of the house will provide less stimuli and is sure to help you forget about all of life's stresses and leave you focusing no inner peace. Feeling completely relaxed is important in this space. This space should be clean and uncluttered. If you walk by it every day and see a mess it will take you further away from your meditative spirit.

How should I pick a meditation table?

When creating your meditation altar, it is important to choose a table that esthetically pleases you. This is your zone, a place for you to focus on inner peace and to find your serenity. It is important that you like your table and that it inspires a sense of calm in you.

We recommend buying a table that is the right height for you. If you plan on writing in a journal, you will want a higher table than if you are using yours specifically for books or incense. The color should also appeal to you.

These tables come in a varying array of colors and wood finishes. This will make your table more personal and invite peace.

DharmaObjects Solid Wood Altar Meditation Table

Measurements: 9” H x 17” W x 9” D

Weight: 3 lb

This is a very versatile meditation table. Coming in two different sizes the DharmaObjects meditation table will fit your space. Being able to fold the base into the top makes meditation table transportable so you can create your peaceful setting anywhere. Acting as a dramatic staple piece, this table is sure to impress you with its impressive carvings. With two colors offered, you will are sure to create the perfect calming atmosphere.

Made out of Sheesham wood this table has Tibetan details meticulously carved into the sides giving an impressive high quality look. The top of this table is large enough for a folded blanket and a journal. Just remember to keep this area uncluttered and clean. This will allow you to declutter your mind and focus on your meditation.

The Kiso Table ~ Personal Meditation Shrine Altar

Measurements: 5” H x 20” L x 11” D

Weight: 11.8 lbs

Different colors and materials evoke a different mind state. This is why The Kiso Table comes in oak, cherry, pine, and walnut. Size also plays a strong role in meditation. Available in mini, regular and large, this meditation table will fit any area.

The wood used is natural and contains no pesticides or chemicals. Being a little heavy in this case is a good thing. This means that it is sturdy and will last over time. Its bees wax coating also promotes longevity. The simple design tries not to be overpowering and allow you to focus on meditating.

Reclaimed Wood Meditation Altar

Measurements: 13.5” H x 28” L x 14” D

Weight: 20 lbs

This impressive well designed desk is made using reclaimed wood and an environmentally friendly product. Being raised from the floor allow you to either kneel or sit to reach the top. The table is on the larger side which means there is ample room for everything you need.

An added shelf allows secondary items to be out of sight. Colors available include charcoal, walnut, coffee, and oak. This is a very high quality meditation desk that deserves to be looked at.


Creating a space in your home dedicated to meditation will act as an inviting environment making it more appealing to focus on yourself and clear your mind. Meditation tables will surely add to your environment giving you more ways to increase your inner peace. Acting as a serene environment for you to write, breathe or do yoga. This addition will give your home a relaxing and mindful feel.

Even though all three of these options are very well made and effective, buddha altar tables the winner is the Reclaimed Wood Meditation Altar. This meditation altar includes all of the important features that make the ultimate table. The reclaimed wood gives it an older look while the exposed bolts include an industrial look.

A hidden shelf give you a place to hide a journal or book while the tabletop is large enough for a folded blanket and small ornaments. The table is made in the USA and helps the environment. Even though it is the heaviest on the list it looks and feels like very high quality piece of furniture. For all these reasons it gets the nod as the winner.

Have a meditation table on the list? Leave a comment below and let us know how they work for you. We love hearing from you. If you want to see more meditation accessories, check out our full rundown here.

About the author

Myles Nystrom

This adventure-seeking Canadian spends his time traveling the world full-time. A trip through Europe gave him a desire to experience the world. His Volkswagen van allows him to go anywhere its wheels will take him. Currently adventuring through North America he is always tethered to the internet which allows him to write from anywhere. His passion for writing sparked his need to document his trip which can be seen on www.gurtthewesty.com.

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