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za·zen

 (zä′zĕn′)
n.
The primary form of meditation in Zen Buddhism, practiced while sitting cross-legged.

[Japanese : za, to sit down (from Early Middle Chinese dzwa'; also the source of Mandarin zuò) + zen, silent meditation; see Zen.]

zazen

(zʌzɛn)
n
(Buddhism) (in Zen Buddhism) deep meditation undertaken whilst sitting upright with legs crossed
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Buksbazen, Zen Meditation in Plain English, Wisdom Publications, Somerville, MA, USA, 2002.
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