noun \ˈzen\

: a Japanese form of Buddhism that emphasizes meditation

Full Definition of ZEN

:  a Japanese sect of Mahayana Buddhism that aims at enlightenment by direct intuition through meditation

Origin of ZEN

Japanese, religious meditation
First Known Use: 1727

Other Religion (Eastern and Other) Terms

antinomian, avatar, gnosticism, illuminati, ineffable, karma, koan, mantra

Rhymes with ZEN


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