105 Zen Dog Names (with Meanings)

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105 Zen Dog Names (with Meanings)

  1. Agura – Japanese term for sitting cross-legged i.e. during meditation
  2. Amani – means “peace” in Swahili
  3. Amity means “friendship” or “friendly relations”
  4. Ananda – means “extreme happiness” in Hinduism/Buddhism/Jainism
  5. Ango – Japanese term for intense training of students of Zen Buddhism
  6. Anju – Hindu for “one who lives in heart”
  7. Ashi – Hindu for “smile”, “joy”, “laughter”, “blessing”
  8. Ashram – Hindu for religious or spiritual retreat
  9. Benji – meaning “son of the right hand”
  10. Benjiro – Japanese for “enjoy peace”
  11. Bhu – Sanskrit root word, “to be purified”
  12. Bliss – a state of perfect happiness
  13. Bodhi – Sanskrit for “to awaken”, “to understand”
  14. Bonzu – a Buddhist priest
  15. Bozu -“monk” in Japanese
  16. Buddha – means “enlightened one”
  17. Buji – Japanese for “safety, security, peace, quietness”
  18. Chakra – in Sanskrit means “wheel” and refers to energy points in the body
  19. Chandra – means the “moon” in Sanskrit
  20. Chit – Sanskrit term meaning “pure consciousness”, “pure thought”
  21. Chessa – means “at peace” and is of Slavic origin
  22. Daigo – Japanese term in Zen Buddhism meaning “great enlightenment”
  23. Daishi – Japanese for “great master” or “great teacher”
  24. Dana – Sanskrit for “giving”, “generosity”
  25. Densu – in Japanese, the monk responsible for waking the other monks
  26. Deshi – in Japanese, a “disciple (of a teacher)”
  27. Dharma – an aspect of truth or reality
  28. Dhyana – Sanskrit word meaning “meditation”
  29. Dojo – Japanese for hall or place of immersive learning or meditation
  30. Eko – in Japanese, the dedication read after recitation of a sutra
  31. Enzu – Japanese for the “monastery vegetable garden”, or “the gardener”
  32. Evania – Greek meaning “tranquil”
  33. Faith – complete confidence or trust in something
  34. Fritzi – means “peaceful ruler” in German
  35. Galen – Greek meaning “calm, healer”
  36. Galina – of Slavic, Russian origin meaning “calm, healer”
  37. Grace – smoothness and elegance of movement
  38. Harmony – agreement of ideas or pleasing combination of different parts
  39. Hokku – in Japanese, a large temple drum
  40. Hope – a feeling of trust or desire for a particular thing to happen
  41. Ingram – in Scandinavian, “raven of peace”
  42. Inka – in Japanese, meaning “the seal of enlightenment”
  43. Jalen – from Greek Galen, meaning “healer, tranquil”
  44. Jhana – a meditative state of profound stillness and concentration
  45. Jiko – in Japanese, an incense attendant
  46. Jinju – “Steward of purity”, the sanitation steward at a Zen monastery
  47. Joy – a feeling of great pleasure and happiness
  48. Juji – Japanese for “abiding and maintaining”
  49. Kaishi – Japanese for “precept teacher”
  50. Kali – a Hindu goddess
  51. Karma – spiritual principle of cause and effect
  52. Karuna – Sanskrit for “compassion”
  53. Katsu – means “victorious” in Japanese
  54. Ki – means “vital energy”
  55. Koji – Japanese for “cultivate, heal, peace”
  56. Lama – a spiritual leader in Tibetan Buddhism
  57. Lana – in Hawaiian means “calm as still waters” or “afloat”
  58. Lotus – from Lotus flower, symbolic of purity and enlightenment
  59. Lulu – Arabic for “Pearl”
  60. Luna – means “moon”
  61. Mala – in Hindu string of prayer beads
  62. Malina – of Hawaiian origin, meaning “peace”
  63. Mandala – a geometric design symbolizing the universe
  64. Mantra – a word or sound repeated to aid concentration and meditation
  65. Manu – Sanskrit term for “human”
  66. Merit – the quality of being particularly good or worthy
  67. Metta – “compassion meditation” means “benevolence”, “loving-kindness”
  68. Mira  – name meaning “beautiful”, “peace”, “prosperous”
  69. Monk – a person who practices religious asceticism by monastic living
  70. Nirvana – an ideal or idyllic state or place
  71. Om – experienced by sages during deep meditation
  72. Padma – Sanskrit for lotus, symbolic of enlightenment
  73. Pax – name of Latin origin meaning “peaceful”
  74. Paxton – name of Latin origin meaning “peace town”
  75. Paz – girl’s name of Spanish origin meaning “peace”
  76. Prajna – the ultimate understanding of the true nature of existence
  77. Purity – freedom from adulteration or contamination
  78. Rama – means “stop, stand still, rest, rejoice”
  79. Rapture – a feeling of intense pleasure or joy
  80. Reizo – Japanese name meaning “cool, calm, well-groomed”
  81. Rena – means “joyous melody”
  82. Rica – name meaning “forever strong”
  83. Rinpoche – a religious teacher held in high regard among Buddhists
  84. Roshi – a spiritual leader of a community of Zen Buddhists monks
  85. Salem – of Hebrew origin, meaning “peace”
  86. Sangha – the Buddhist monastic order
  87. Seiko – name of Japanese origin meaning “accomplish, truth, child”
  88. Serena – feminine name meaning “clear, tranquil, serene”
  89. Sereno – a boy’s name of Latin origin meaning “calm”
  90. Shalom – means “peace”
  91. Shiloh – girl’s name of Hebrew origin meaning “tranquil, peace”
  92. Shinto – a new monk, also means “way of the gods”
  93. Simran – an act of profound reflection
  94. Solomon – of Hebrew origin meaning “peace”
  95. Spirit – the “soul”
  96. Sunny – name meaning “sunshine, happy, cheerful temperament”
  97. Sutra – a Buddhist or Jainist scripture
  98. Swami – a Hindu male religious teacher
  99. Veda – a girl’s name of Sanskrit origin meaning “knowledge”
  100. Virtue – a girl’s name of Latin origin meaning “moral excellence”
  101. Yogi – a person who is proficient in yoga
  102. Zafu – meditation seat/pillow
  103. Zazen – seated meditation
  104. Zen – meaning peaceful and calm
  105. Zendo – a place used for Zen meditation
105 Zen Dog Names (with Meanings)

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