Origin of Zen
Examples from the Web for zen
The King returns to Cleveland, a battered Kobe battles in the West, and the Zen Master is christened the savior of New York.2014 NBA Preview: Skinny LeBron and the Racist Ghost of Donald Sterling|Robert Silverman|October 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Those words were said by Joshu Sasaki Roshi, who ordained Leonard Cohen as a Zen monk in 1996.
When he emerged from the Zen monastery on Mount Baldy, his enlightenment was followed with an all too worldly disaster.
She is a local hippie, the most Zen out of all of us in the apartment.
After several delays the zen wonderland is now penciled in for an opening at the end of the summer.
Zey are in Lucerne, he says, where zer is a lion dying, and zey wish to wait until he is dead; zen zey come.Jerry Junior|Jean Webster
But why, of all the houses in the world, should it have been Zen Transley's house?
And suppose she is ogly—or not so nice—or so on——zen vill I not see her, eh?Count Bunker|J. Storer Clouston
Zen seemed to pay but little attention to him, and for the first time he began to realize what consummate actresses women are.
Had Zen, after a night's reflection, decided that it was wiser not to allow the acquaintance to develop?
British Dictionary definitions for zen
Word Origin for Zen
Word Origin and History for zen
school of Mahayana Buddhism, 1727, from Japanese, from Chinese ch'an, ultimately from Sanskrit dhyana "thought, meditation," from PIE root *dhya "to see, contemplate."
Culture definitions for zen
An approach to religion, arising from Buddhism, that seeks religious enlightenment by meditation in which there is no consciousness of self.