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zazen Syllabification: za·zen
Pronunciation: /ˌzäˈzen/

Definition of zazen in English:

noun

Zen meditation, usually performed in the lotus position.
Example sentences
  • In her meditations during zazen she counted her breaths from one to ten.
  • One of the things Zen means is the effort of practicing meditation, zazen.
  • When I teach zazen, I teach according to Suzuki Roshi's lineage.

Origin

Japanese, from za 'sitting' + zen (see Zen).

Words that rhyme with zazen

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