禅 stroke order
silent meditation
Component Radicals
Jōyō 8
KKD 1306
Tuttle 1654
Related Kanji
Word/Phrase Reading Meaning
  • dhyana (profound meditation)
  • 禅寺 ぜんでら
  • Zen temple
  • 座禅 坐禅 ざぜん
  • zazen (seated Zen meditation, usu. in a cross-legged position)
  • 禅宗 ぜんしゅう
  • Zen (Buddhism)
  • 友禅染 友禅染め ゆうぜんぞめ
  • type of dyeing method or pattern
  • silk printed by the Yuzen process
  • 禅僧 ぜんそう
  • Zen priest
  • 禅譲 ぜんじょう
  • (historical, in China) abdication by an emperor in favor (favour) of a more virtuous successor
  • 禅問答 ぜんもんどう
  • Zen dialogue
  • Zen questions and answers
  • 参禅 さんぜん
  • Zen meditation
  • meditative consultation with the head abbot
  • 禅定 ぜんじょう
  • dhyana-samadhi (meditative concentration)
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