This is Zen... It is not money. A school of Mahayana Buddhism that asserts that enlightenment can be attained through meditation, self-contemplation, and intuition - rather than through faith and devotion and that is practiced mainly in China, Japan, Korea, and Vietnam. Also called Zen Buddhism. Zen - school of Mahayana Buddhism asserting that enlightenment can come through meditation and intuition rather than faith; China and Japan. Zen - a Buddhist doctrine that enlightenment can be attained through direct intuitive insight.