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Glossary of Zen

This glossary of Zen provides definitions of terms related to Zen, with links to full articles where available.

ranto
(Japanese, "egg-shaped tower"). Tower on the tomb of a Zen monk.
roshi
(Japanese). Zen spiritual teacher.
zemban
(Japanese, "Zen board"). Board used in long sessions of zazen to prop up the chin, thereby keeping from falling forward if sleepiness occurs.