(C) Chinese for the Sanskrit, dyana. The Chinese school of Buddhism founded by Bodhidharma.
Chinese reading of Zen, meaning Meditation. In india it is known as Dhyana.
Forms of Mahayana Buddhism in China. Japanese version is called Zen. See also Zen
(Chinese, Buddhism; "Zen" in Japanese) This Chinese and Japanese form of Buddhism advocated the practice of meditation above studying scriptures to understand the Ultimate Truth. Ch'an was first brought to China by Bodhidharma around 520 C.E.
The Chinese meditative sect of Mahayana Buddhism. (Chinese)
The Chinese word for Dhyana (Sanskrit) meaning absorption meditation. A sect of Chinese Buddhism founded by Bodhidharma, a learned monk from India, the 28th Patriarch. The aim of this sect is Sudden Enlightenment and the direct pointing at the mind for the perception of Self-Nature and the attainment of Buddhahood.
the Chinese name for a sect of Mahayana Buddhism that was profoundly influenced by Taoism. It entered Japan where it is known by the more familiar name, Zazen or Zen.