Associations to the word «Zen»

Wiktionary

ZEN, noun. (religion) A denomination of Buddhism elaborated in Japan.
ZEN, noun. (religion) Profound meditation within that denomination of Buddhism.
ZEN, noun. (informal) A philosophy of calm, reminiscent of that of the Buddhist denomination.
ZEN, adjective. (colloquial) Extremely relaxed and collected.
ZEN, noun. (religion) A denomination of Buddhism
ZEN, noun. (religion) profound meditation within that denomination of Buddhism
ZEN, adjective. (religion) Pertaining to this denomination of Buddhism
ZEN, adjective. (colloquial) enlightened, unburdened and free of worries; chill, extremely relaxed and collected
ZEN BUDDHISM, noun. (Buddhism) The Zen denomination of Buddhism.
ZEN GARDEN, noun. A small stylized Japanese rock garden, intended to convey the essence of nature and to aid meditation.
ZEN GARDENS, noun. Plural of Zen garden

Dictionary definition

ZEN, noun. School of Mahayana Buddhism asserting that enlightenment can come through meditation and intuition rather than faith; China and Japan.
ZEN, noun. A Buddhist doctrine that enlightenment can be attained through direct intuitive insight.
ZEN, noun. Street name for lysergic acid diethylamide.

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