(C) Chinese for the Sanskrit, dyana. The Chinese school of Buddhism founded by Bodhidharma.
Chinese reading of Zen, meaning Meditation. In india it is known as Dhyana.
Forms of Mahayana Buddhism in China. Japanese version is called Zen. See also Zen
(Chinese, Buddhism; "Zen" in Japanese) This Chinese and Japanese form of Buddhism advocated the practice of meditation above studying scriptures to understand the Ultimate Truth. Ch'an was first brought to China by Bodhidharma around 520 C.E.