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Not just Zen, but a glossary of general Buddhist terms, texts, and subjects.

Since we write on Buddhism and meditation from time to time and have a glossary, I thought it would be fun and, perhaps even, useful to add a reference here.

Click here for all glossaries on our website in combination, or scroll down to proceed. You can access any Buddhist-related posts on this website here.

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  • Bouquet Garni
    A Bouquet Garni is a bunch of herbs tied together with a string, usually used to prepare soups and stews.
  • Xin Xin Ming
    The Xin Xin Ming is a poem on Buddhist mind training practice commonly attributed to Sengcan, the 3rd Zen patriarch.
  • Axinomancy
    Axinomancy is a form of divination involving reading the movements of an axe, typically interpreting the quivering of the blade or the swinging of the axe after it is thrown.
  • Liminal
    At a sensory boundary or threshold, a transitional state between one stage and the next as in the boundary between life and death.
  • Fernweh
    From German; Farsickness. The opposite of homesickness. The longing for far-off places; sometimes places you've never been.