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A Zen glossary
Category: People and society > Zen
Date & country: 11/11/2007, UK
Lavatory of a Zen Monastery
existence, flow, time
'cloud robe' = unsui
bronze board gong with cloud design used to call monks to meals, 'cloud plate'
'cloud water' : a novice
that which is removed from its native state by conditioning, hence phenomena in the natural and human worlds
'song of praise' to Buddha, Bodhisattva or Patriarch
(hua t'ou Ch.) word or phrase from a koan
'circular kesa' simplified kesa worn by lay ordained trainees
evening meal, taken as 'medicine'
the Buddha of Healing
zazen done after 9pm (the usual bedtime in a Zen monastery
yin and yang the principle of polarity, e.g. earth and heaven, male and female, etc.
general mental attitude
Vimlakirti (skt) 'Spotless Reputation' a highly enlightened layman living at the time of the Buddha
Vimlakirti Sutra consisting of the discourses of Vimlakirti
square sitting mat
kapok filled cushion used in Zazen
zaku or zagu
piece of cloth carried by monk on which bowing is done; bowing mat
blanket about 1 metre square
group of persons practising zazen; one day gatehring
quarters reserved for Roshi
'Book of rules for Zen Monasteries' by Chinese Master Tsu Chiao in 1101
'Zen sickness' makyo or attachment to ones own enlightenment experiences
Zendo or Sodo
large hall or room where zazen is practised
' Zen Teacher '
zuda or Zudo gyo
twelvefold practice of a Hinayana monk