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A Zen glossary
Category: People and society > Zen
Date & country: 11/11/2007, UK
Words: 530


Tosu
Lavatory of a Zen Monastery

uji
existence, flow, time

unno
'cloud robe' = unsui

unpan
bronze board gong with cloud design used to call monks to meals, 'cloud plate'

unsui
'cloud water' : a novice

usa
that which is removed from its native state by conditioning, hence phenomena in the natural and human worlds

wasan
'song of praise' to Buddha, Bodhisattva or Patriarch

wato
(hua t'ou Ch.) word or phrase from a koan

Wegasa
'circular kesa' simplified kesa worn by lay ordained trainees

Yakuseki
evening meal, taken as 'medicine'

Yakushi Nyorai
the Buddha of Healing

yaza
zazen done after 9pm (the usual bedtime in a Zen monastery

yo in
yin and yang the principle of polarity, e.g. earth and heaven, male and female, etc.

yogai
general mental attitude

Yuima
Vimlakirti (skt) 'Spotless Reputation' a highly enlightened layman living at the time of the Buddha

Yuimakyo
Vimlakirti Sutra consisting of the discourses of Vimlakirti

zabutan
square sitting mat

zafu
kapok filled cushion used in Zazen

zaku or zagu
piece of cloth carried by monk on which bowing is done; bowing mat

zaniku
blanket about 1 metre square

zazen
Zen meditation

zazenkai
group of persons practising zazen; one day gatehring

Zempanryo
quarters reserved for Roshi

Zen'en Shingi
'Book of rules for Zen Monasteries' by Chinese Master Tsu Chiao in 1101

zenbyo
'Zen sickness' makyo or attachment to ones own enlightenment experiences

Zendo or Sodo
large hall or room where zazen is practised

Zenji
' Zen Teacher '

Zenshu
Zen sect

Zenso
Zen priest

zuda or Zudo gyo
twelvefold practice of a Hinayana monk