[ zah-zen ]
/ ˈzɑˈzɛn /
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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