An example of Zen is a rock garden that is tended to meditate.
An example of zen as an adjective is to have a zen experience, how you feel during a day at the spa.
The zen of cooking.
Origin of zen
- Japanese zen from Early Middle Chinese dʑian meditation (also the source of Mandarin chán) from Pali jhānaṃ from Sanskrit dhyānam from dhyāti he meditates
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- Japanese ç¦…, from (ç¦…é‚£ zenna; Mandarin: chÃ¡nnÃ ), a derivation from the Sanskrit term à¤§à¥à¤¯à¤¾à¤¨ (dhyÄna; PÄli: jhÄna), which refers to a specific type or aspect of meditation.