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noun Zen.
  1. meditation in a prescribed, cross-legged posture.
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Origin of za-zen

1720–30; < Japanese, equivalent to za seat, seated (< Middle Chinese, equivalent to Chinese zuò sit) + zen zen
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zazen

noun
  1. (in Zen Buddhism) deep meditation undertaken whilst sitting upright with legs crossed
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