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Zendo / The Zen Way

chán dào
zen dou
Zendo / The Zen Way Vertical Wall Scroll

This title is used in certain contexts but is not widely-known by the general population of China or Japan.

From Japanese, you will see this title romanized as "zendo," which is the brand name of a board game, and also a title used by some martial arts studios and karate dojos. Oddly, many translate this as "zen fist" although there is no "fist" in the title. If you literally translated this title, it would be "meditation way" or "meditation method."

In Chinese, this would be "chan dao" with the same literal meaning as the Japanese title. It's used in China by just a handful of martial arts styles/studios.

You should only order this title if you really understand the meaning, and it has some personal connection to you (such as practicing a martial art style that uses this title, or if you love the board game Zendo). Many who see your wall scroll will not be familiar with this title, and you'll have some explaining to do.


禪The first character can also be written in a more complex traditional way as shown to the right. Let us know in the special instructions for your calligraphy project if you want this style.

禅If you order this from the Japanese master calligrapher, the first character will automatically be written with an extra dot on top. This is the variant form of the original Chinese character which is commonly used in modern Japan Kanji. See sample to the right.

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Characters

If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

禅道

see styles
 zendou / zendo / ぜんどう
Zendo / The Zen Way Vertical Wall Scroll
(1) Zen ascetic practices; Zen meditation; (2) Zen teachings; Zen

全同

see styles
quán tóng / quan2 tong2
ch`üan t`ung / chüan tung
 zendō
identical
identical

全土

see styles
 zendo / ぜんど whole nation; whole land; whole country

全道

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

前堂

see styles
qián táng / qian2 tang2
ch`ien t`ang / chien tang
 zendō / まえどう
(surname) Maedou
The front hall, or its front part; the front hall

前導


前导

see styles
qián dǎo / qian2 dao3
ch`ien tao / chien tao
 zendō
to precede; to guide
to guide forward

善導


善导

see styles
shàn dǎo / shan4 dao3
shan tao
 Zendō / ぜんどう
(noun/participle) proper guidance; (given name) Zendou
Shandao

善道

see styles
shàn dào / shan4 dao4
shan tao
 zendō / ぜんどう
path of virtue; righteousness; (given name) Yoshimichi
good guidance

知客

see styles
zhī kè / zhi1 ke4
chih k`o / chih ko
 chikyaku / しか
{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

禅堂

see styles
 zendou / zendo / ぜんどう zendo (Zen meditation hall)

禪堂


禅堂

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

三善道

see styles
sān shàn dào / san1 shan4 dao4
san shan tao
 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

爲前導


为前导

see styles
wéi qián dǎo / wei2 qian2 dao3
wei ch`ien tao / wei chien tao
 i zendō
as a guide

大障善道

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

蠕動之類


蠕动之类

see styles
ruǎn dòng zhī lèi / ruan3 dong4 zhi1 lei4
juan tung chih lei
 zendō no rui
creeping species

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Zendo / The Zen Way Vertical Wall Scroll
Zendo / The Zen Way Vertical Wall Scroll
Zendo / The Zen Way Vertical Wall Scroll
Zendo / The Zen Way Vertical Wall Scroll


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Zendo / The Zen Way Vertical Portrait
Zendo / The Zen Way Horizontal Wall Scroll
Zendo / The Zen Way Vertical Portrait
Dictionary

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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
Zendo
The Zen Way
禅道 / 禪道
禅道
zen dou / zendou / zen do / zendochán dào / chan2 dao4 / chan dao / chandaoch`an tao / chantao / chan tao
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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