[ 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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Example sentences from the Web for za-zen
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British Dictionary definitions for za-zen
/ (zʌzɛn) /
(in Zen Buddhism) deep meditation undertaken whilst sitting upright with legs crossed
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