Definition of 禅

  • Zen
  • silent meditation

Readings

On'Yomi (音読み) Kun'yomi (訓読み)
  • ゼン
  • セン
  • しずか
  • ゆず

Popular Words With This Kanji

禅, 禪, ぜん

dhyana (profound meditation), Zen (Buddhism)

禅寺, ぜんでら

Zen temple

座禅, 坐禅, ざぜん

zazen (seated Zen meditation, usu. in a cross-legged position)

座禅, 坐禅, ざぜん

zazen (seated Zen meditation, usu. in a cross-legged position)

禅宗, ぜんしゅう

Zen (Buddhism)

友禅, ゆうぜん

type of dyeing method or pattern, silk printed by the Yuzen process

禅僧, ぜんそう

Zen priest

禅譲, ぜんじょう

(historical, in China) abdication by an emperor in favor (favour) of a more virtuous successor

禅問答, ぜんもんどう

Zen dialogue, Zen questions and answers

禅師, ぜんじ, ぜんし

monk, priest, particularly a high-ranking Zen monk honored by the imperial court


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