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Glossary of Religion

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zakat
Almsgiving. One of the Five Pillars of Islam.
zazen
(Japanese, "sitting" + "absorption"). Sitting meditation, which is the basic meditation practice of Zen Buddhism.
zemban
(Japanese, "Zen board"). Board used in long sessions of zazen to prop up the chin, thereby keeping from falling forward if sleepiness occurs.
zendo
Large hall in Zen monasteries, in which zazen is practiced.
Zeus
Chief deity of the Olympian pantheon, god of the sky and weather, and sender of thunderbolts and lightning.
zhong
(Chinese) loyalty to one's true nature

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