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Sit in Meditation

Zazen
China zuò chán
Japan za zen
Sit in Meditation Vertical Wall Scroll

This describes the act of sitting in the state of deep meditation. You'll notice that the second character is Chan/Zen, which is often used to title the meditative form of Buddhism. In Korean Hanja, this means "religious meditation" (basically the same as the Chinese definition). This can also be defined as abstract meditation, fixed abstraction, or contemplation.

Buddhists may define this as, sitting in dhyāna, abstract meditation, fixed abstraction, or contemplation.


座禅Japanese note: This will make sense in Japanese but the Kanji shown to the left are partially in ancient/traditional Japanese form. Japanese Buddhists may use 坐禪, 坐禅, 座禪, or 座禅. The most standard/modern Japanese form of this word is shown to the right. Click on the Kanji to the right (instead of the button above) if you want this specifically Japanese version.


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Characters

If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

坐禅

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Japanese zazen / ざぜん
Sit in Meditation Vertical Wall Scroll
Japanese (Buddhist term) zazen (seated Zen meditation, usu. in a cross-legged position)

坐禪


坐禅

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Mandarin zuò chán / zuo4 chan2
Taiwan tso ch`an / tso chan
Japanese zazen
Chinese to sit in meditation; to meditate
To sit in dhyāna, i.e. abstract meditation, fixed abstraction, contemplation; its introduction to China is attributed to Bodhidharma (though it came earlier), and its extension to Tiantai; sitting meditation

座禅

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Japanese zazen / ざぜん Japanese (Buddhist term) zazen (seated Zen meditation, usu. in a cross-legged position)

接心

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Japanese sesshin / せっしん Japanese (noun/participle) (1) (Buddhist term) concentration; (2) period of intensive zazen

摂心

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Japanese sesshin / せっしん    shoushin / shoshin / しょうしん Japanese (noun/participle) (1) (Buddhist term) concentration; (2) period of intensive zazen

禅室

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Japanese zenshitsu / ぜんしつ Japanese (1) (See 座禅) room for zazen meditation; room for Buddhist practices; (2) Zen monk's quarters; (3) head priest (of a Zen temple)

警策

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Mandarin jǐng cè / jing3 ce4
Taiwan ching ts`e / ching tse
Japanese keisaku;kyousaku;kouzaku;kyoushaku(ok) / kesaku;kyosaku;kozaku;kyoshaku(ok) / けいさく;きょうさく;こうざく;きょうしゃく(ok)
Japanese (1) (abbreviation) (called けいさく in Rinzai Zen, きょうさく in Soto Zen) (See 警覚策励,座禅) Zen stick (used by a Zen priest to strike an inattentive Zazen sitter); warning stick (Rinzai Zen); encouragement stick (Soto Zen); (2) (けいさく only) horsewhip
A switch to awaken sleepers during an assembly for meditation; a warning staff

坐禪堂


坐禅堂

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Mandarin zuò chán táng / zuo4 chan2 tang2
Taiwan tso ch`an t`ang / tso chan tang
Japanese zazen
The monks' assembly room; meditation hall

三時坐禪


三时坐禅

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Mandarin sān shí zuò chán / san1 shi2 zuo4 chan2
Taiwan san shih tso ch`an / san shih tso chan
Japanese sanji zazen
The thrice a day meditation— about 10 a.m. and 4 and 8 p.m; three meditation periods

只管打坐

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Mandarin zhǐ guǎn dǎ zuò / zhi3 guan3 da3 zuo4
Taiwan chih kuan ta tso
Japanese shikan taza / しかんたざ
Japanese (Buddhist term) shikantaza (zazen meditation in which one focuses on sitting without actively seeking enlightenment)
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

坐禪法要


坐禅法要

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Mandarin zuò chán fǎ yào / zuo4 chan2 fa3 yao4
Taiwan tso ch`an fa yao / tso chan fa yao
Japanese Zazen hōyō
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

祗管打坐

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Japanese shikantaza / しかんたざ Japanese (Buddhist term) shikantaza (zazen meditation in which one focuses on sitting without actively seeking enlightenment)

警覚策励

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Japanese keikakusakurei / kekakusakure / けいかくさくれい Japanese (See 座禅) Zen stick (used by a Zen priest to strike an inattentive Zazen sitter)

坐禪用心記


坐禅用心记

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Mandarin zuò chán yòng xīn jì / zuo4 chan2 yong4 xin1 ji4
Taiwan tso ch`an yung hsin chi / tso chan yung hsin chi
Japanese Zazen yōjin ki
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

接心;摂心

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Japanese sesshin;shoushin(摂心) / sesshin;shoshin(摂心) / せっしん;しょうしん(摂心) Japanese (noun/participle) (1) {Buddh} concentration; (2) (See 坐禅) period of intensive zazen

普勸坐禪儀


普劝坐禅仪

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Mandarin pǔ quàn zuò chán yí / pu3 quan4 zuo4 chan2 yi2
Taiwan p`u ch`üan tso ch`an i / pu chüan tso chan i
Japanese Fukan zazen gi
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

修習止觀坐禪法要


修习止观坐禅法要

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Mandarin xiū xí zhǐ guān zuò chán fǎ yào / xiu1 xi2 zhi3 guan1 zuo4 chan2 fa3 yao4
Taiwan hsiu hsi chih kuan tso ch`an fa yao / hsiu hsi chih kuan tso chan fa yao
Japanese Shushū shikan zazen hōyō
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

座禅(P);坐禅

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Japanese zazen / ざぜん Japanese {Buddh} zazen (seated Zen meditation, usu. in a cross-legged position)

只管打坐;祗管打坐

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Japanese shikantaza / しかんたざ Japanese {Buddh} shikantaza (zazen meditation in which one focuses on sitting without actively seeking enlightenment)

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The following table may be helpful for those studying Chinese or Japanese...

Title CharactersRomaji(Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Sit in Meditation坐禪
坐禅
za zen / zazenzuò chán / zuo4 chan2 / zuo chan / zuochantso ch`an / tsochan / tso chan
In some entries above you will see that characters have different versions above and below a line.
In these cases, the characters above the line are Traditional Chinese, while the ones below are Simplified Chinese.



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