What is Zen?

Also called Zen Buddhism, it is a sect of Buddhism practiced predominately in Japan and china. The religion is based on meditation rather than on the strict moral doctrine of Buddhism. It was founded in china in the fifth century A.D. by Bodhidharma, an Indian Buddhist monk and missionary. He taught that sudden enlightenment can be achieved through the practice of meditation (or “wall-gazing”). The religion defines enlightenment as the direct seeing of one’s original nature.


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