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dhyāna

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A general term for meditation across a variety of Hindu traditions. More specifically, one of the aṣṭāṅgas, the eight limbs of (or aids to) yoga, according to the classical, or Rāja Yoga...

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dhyāna

Overview page. Subjects: Religion.

A general term for meditation across a variety of Hindu traditions. More specifically, one of the aṣṭāṅgas, the eight limbs of (or aids to) yoga, according to the classical, or Rāja Yoga...

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dhyāna

Damien Keown.

in A Dictionary of Buddhism

January 2004; p ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Buddhism. 138 words.

(Skt., trance, absorption; Pāli, jhāna).

A state of deep meditative absorption characterized by lucid awareness and achieved by focusing the

dhyāna

W. J. Johnson.

in A Dictionary of Hinduism

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Hinduism. 95 words.

A general term for meditation across a variety of Hindu traditions. More specifically, one of the aṣṭāṅgas, the eight

Dhyāna

John Bowker.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Religions

January 2000; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religious Studies. 109 words.

(Skt., ‘meditation’, ‘absorption’).

In Indian religions, a term denoting both the practice of meditation and a higher state of consciousness

dhyāna-pāramitā

Damien Keown.

in A Dictionary of Buddhism

January 2004; p ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Buddhism. 24 words.

(Skt.). The Perfection of Meditation, the fifth of the Six Perfections (ṣaḍ-pāramitā) that make up a central element

Meditation/DHYANA

Jessica Marie Falcone.

in Battling the Buddha of Love

September 2018; p ublished online May 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Anthropology. 6438 words.

In the Introduction, I introduce the controversy that ensues between FPMT and the villagers of Kushinagar, India, due to the plan to build the biggest statue in the world: the Maitreya...

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Jhāna, dhyāna

John Bowker.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Religions

January 2000; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religious Studies. 294 words.

(Pāli, Skt., ‘meditation’, ‘absorption’; Chin., chʾan; Jap., zen).

In traditional Buddhism, the scheme of meditational practice which leads

dhyāna (P.)

Edited by Robert E. Buswell and David S. Lopez.

in The Princeton Dictionary of Buddhism

P ublished online July 2017 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Buddhism. 607 words.

In Sanskrit, “meditative absorption,” specific meditative practices during which the mind temporarily withdraws from external sensory awareness and remains completely

dhyāna-pāramitā

Overview page. Subjects: Buddhism.

(Skt.). The Perfection of Meditation, the fifth of the Six Perfections (ṣaḍ-pāramitā) that make up a central element of the Mahāyāna path.

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Chʾan-na

John Bowker.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Religions

January 2000; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religious Studies. 4 words.

Chin. for dhyāna.

Damoduoluo chan jing (J.)

Edited by Robert E. Buswell and David S. Lopez.

in The Princeton Dictionary of Buddhism

P ublished online July 2017 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Buddhism. 252 words.

In Chinese, the “Dhyāna Sūtra of Dharmatrāta”; a scripture on meditation (dhyāna) attributed to the Sarvāstivāda teacher Dharmatrāta

Zenjō

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Jap. for dhyāna; hence zenjō-bikuni, a nun; zenjo-mon, a monk.

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Zenjō

John Bowker.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Religions

January 2000; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religious Studies. 11 words.

Jap. for dhyāna; hence zenjō-bikuni, a nun; zenjo-mon, a monk.

ānāpāna-sati

Damien Keown.

in A Dictionary of Buddhism

January 2004; p ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Buddhism. 55 words.

(Pāli, mindfulness of the breath).

One of the oldest and most basic meditation techniques for attaining dhyāna or trance. The

nirodha-samāpatti

Damien Keown.

in A Dictionary of Buddhism

January 2004; p ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Buddhism. 119 words.

(Pāli, attainment of cessation).

Ninth level of trance which was added to the scheme of the eight trances (dhyāna

Samprajñāta

John Bowker.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Religions

January 2000; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religious Studies. 32 words.

(Skt., ‘differentiated’) or sabīja (Skt., ‘with seed’). A stage of samādhi in rāja yoga following from dhyāna and preliminary to

Saṃyama

John Bowker.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Religions

January 2000; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religious Studies. 43 words.

(Skt., ‘restraint’).

Inner discipline, the three final stages in Hindu rāja yoga, as analysed by Patañjali: dhāraṇā, dhyāna

Sahāṃpati (P.)

Edited by Robert E. Buswell and David S. Lopez.

in The Princeton Dictionary of Buddhism

P ublished online July 2017 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Buddhism. 241 words.

In Sanskrit, “Lord of the Sahā World,” the epithet of a Brahmā deity. The first concentration (dhyāna) of

ṛddhi (P.)

Edited by Robert E. Buswell and David S. Lopez.

in The Princeton Dictionary of Buddhism

P ublished online July 2017 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Buddhism. 181 words.

In Sanskrit, “psychic powers,” any number of supernatural powers regarded as a by-product of deep states of meditation (dhyāna

sāmantaka (T.)

Edited by Robert E. Buswell and David S. Lopez.

in The Princeton Dictionary of Buddhism

P ublished online July 2017 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Buddhism. 220 words.

In Sanskrit, “preparation,” “neighboring state”; according to the Yogācārabhūmi and the Abhidharmasamuccaya, each of the four concentrations (dhyāna