The strange duo would read books together like The Art of War and Zen and the Art of Archery.
I was part of a Buddhist community in San Francisco called the Zen Center.
But on the relative plane, Zen is this-worldly and does not deny ethics, or ontology for that matter.
Some fans, like Tom Neville and Zen Freeman, are trying their best to keep Breaking Bad alive long after Sunday's season finale.
Zen practice is about appreciating your life in this moment.
Her mother arose as Zen entered the room and took her hands in a warm, tender grip.
Keep this in mind, by the way: I barely knew the language, and the Zen could barely remember it.
Possibly, also, he recalled at that moment the obligation under which Zen's accident had placed him.
If the human body is a furnace, then the Zen body is a feeder pile.
In Japan, on the other hand, Zen has remained absolutely distinct and is now the favourite creed of the educated classes.
school of Mahayana Buddhism, 1727, from Japanese, from Chinese ch'an, ultimately from Sanskrit dhyana "thought, meditation," from PIE root *dhya "to see, contemplate."
An approach to religion, arising from Buddhism, that seeks religious enlightenment by meditation in which there is no consciousness of self.
Note: Deliberately irrational statements are sometimes used in Zen to jar persons into realizing the limits of the common uses of the intellect. One well-known example is, “What is the sound of one hand clapping?”
[Kehoe, B., "Zen and the Art of the Internet", February 1992.]
To figure out something by meditation or by a sudden flash of enlightenment. Originally applied to bugs, but occasionally applied to problems of life in general. "How'd you figure out the buffer allocation problem?" "Oh, I zenned it."
Contrast grok, which connotes a time-extended version of zenning a system. Compare hack mode. See also guru.