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Borrowing from Japanese  () (ぜん) (zazen), from  () (za, sitting) +  (ぜん) (zen, meditation).

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zazen (usually uncountable, plural zazens)

  1. A form of seated meditation in Zen Buddhism.
    • 1985, Lawrence Durrell, Quinx, Faber & Faber 2004 (Avignon Quintet), p. 1226:
      They had sent out scouts to try and locate the original cave where the practice of Zazen was first initiated.
    • 1992, Donna Tartt, The Secret History:
      In the practice of Zen there is an exercise called zazen – similar, I think, to the Theravedic practice of vipassana. One sits facing a blank wall. No matter the emotion one feels, no matter how strong or violent, one remains motionless. Facing the wall. The discipline, of course, is in continuing to sit.

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zazen m

  1. zazen

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zazen

  1. Rōmaji transcription of ざぜん