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There are 15 total results for your zendo search.

Characters Pronunciation
Simple Dictionary Definition


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Japanese zendou / zendo / ぜんどう
 Vertical Wall Scroll
Japanese (1) Zen ascetic practices; Zen meditation; (2) Zen teachings; Zen


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Mandarin quán tóng / quan2 tong2
Taiwan ch`üan t`ung / chüan tung
Japanese zendō
Chinese identical


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Japanese zendo / ぜんど Japanese whole nation; whole land; whole country


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Japanese zendou / zendo / ぜんどう Japanese all Hokkaido; (given name) Zendou



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Mandarin qián dǎo / qian2 dao3
Taiwan ch`ien tao / chien tao
Japanese zendō
Chinese to precede; to guide
to guide forward



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Mandarin shàn dǎo / shan4 dao3
Taiwan shan tao
Japanese zendou / zendo / ぜんどう
Japanese (noun/participle) proper guidance; (given name) Zendou


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Mandarin shàn dào / shan4 dao4
Taiwan shan tao
Japanese zendou / zendo / ぜんどう
Japanese path of virtue; righteousness; (given name) Yoshimichi; (personal name) Yoshinori; (surname) Zendou
good guidance


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Mandarin zhī kè / zhi1 ke4
Taiwan chih k`o / chih ko
Japanese shika / しか
Japanese {Buddh} (See 禅堂) head monk in charge of the administrative section of a zendo (Zen)
The director of guests, i.e. the host; greeter


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Japanese zendou / zendo / ぜんどう Japanese zendo (Zen meditation hall)



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Mandarin chán táng / chan2 tang2
Taiwan ch`an t`ang / chan tang
Japanese zendō
Chinese meditation room (in Buddhist monastery)
Meditation-hall of the Chan sect. A common name for the monastic hall; meditation hall



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Mandarin rú dòng / ru2 dong4
Taiwan ju tung
Japanese zendou / zendo / ぜんどう
Chinese to wiggle; to squirm; peristalsis (wave movement of gut wall)
Japanese (n,vs,adj-no) vermiculation; peristalsis; crawling like a worm
To wriggle, etc.


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Mandarin sān shàn dào / san1 shan4 dao4
Taiwan san shan tao
Japanese san zendō
(or 三善趣) The three good or upward directions or states of existence: 天 the highest class of goodness rewarded with the deva life, or heaven; 人 the middle class of goodness with a return to human life; 阿修羅 the inferior class of goodness with the asura state. Cf. 三惡道; v. 智度論 30; three good destinies



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Mandarin wéi qián dǎo / wei2 qian2 dao3
Taiwan wei ch`ien tao / wei chien tao
Japanese i zendō
as a guide


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Mandarin dà zhàng shàn dào / da4 zhang4 shan4 dao4
Taiwan ta chang shan tao
Japanese daishō zendō
great impediment to the virtuous way



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Mandarin ruǎn dòng zhī lèi / ruan3 dong4 zhi1 lei4
Taiwan juan tung chih lei
Japanese zendō no rui
creeping species

Entries with 2nd row of characters: The 2nd row is Simplified Chinese.

This page contains 15 results for "zendo" in Chinese and/or Japanese.

Information about this dictionary:

Apparently, we were the first ones who were crazy enough to think that western people might want a combined Chinese, Japanese, and Buddhist dictionary.

A lot of westerners can't tell the difference between Chinese and Japanese - and there is a reason for that. Chinese characters and even whole words were borrowed by Japan from the Chinese language in the 5th century. Much of the time, if a word or character is used in both languages, it will have the same or a similar meaning. However, this is not always true. Language evolves, and meanings independently change in each language.

Example: The Chinese character 湯 for soup (hot water) has come to mean bath (hot water) in Japanese. They have the same root meaning of "hot water", but a 湯屋 sign on a bathhouse in Japan would lead a Chinese person to think it was a "soup house" or a place to get a bowl of soup. See this: Soup or Bath

This dictionary uses the EDICT and CC-CEDICT dictionary files.
EDICT data is the property of the Electronic Dictionary Research and Development Group, and is used in conformance with the Group's license.

Chinese Buddhist terms come from Dictionary of Chinese Buddhist Terms by William Edward Soothill and Lewis Hodous. This is commonly referred to as "Soothill's'". It was first published in 1937 (and is now off copyright so we can use it here). Some of these definitions may be misleading, incomplete, or dated, but 95% of it is good information. Every professor who teaches Buddhism or Eastern Religion has a copy of this on their bookshelf. We incorporated these 16,850 entries into our dictionary database ourselves (it was lot of work).

Combined, these cover 355,969 Japanese, Chinese, and Buddhist characters, words, idioms, and short phrases.

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