Definition of roshi in English:

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roshi

Pronunciation: /ˈrōSHē/

noun (plural roshis)

The spiritual leader of a community of Zen Buddhist monks.
Example sentences
  • Many well-known generals were private Zen students of famous Roshis.
  • Upon Suzuki Roshi's death in 1971, his dharma heir Zentatsu Richard Baker was installed as abbot, one of the first Western students trained by an Asian master to become a Roshi.
  • Two monks are standing in the garden of the monastery, arguing over the nature of reality when the Roshi overhears them.

Origin

Japanese.

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Syllabification: ro·shi

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