(informal) A philosophy of calm, reminiscent of that of the Buddhist denomination.
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 禅, from (禅那 zenna; Mandarin: chánnà), a derivation from the Sanskrit term ध्यान (dhyāna; Pāli: jhāna), which refers to a specific type or aspect of meditation.
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