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An Template:Nihongo, or Template:Nihongo, is a Japanese term for a three-month period of intense training for students of Zen Buddhism, lasting anywhere from 90 to 100 days.[1] The practice during ango consists of meditation (zazen), study, and work (samu(作務)).

Ango is typically held twice a year, the first period from spring to summer and the second period from fall to winter.[2] The word ango literally translates as "dwelling in peace"; the summer ango is referred to as ge-ango and the winter period is u-ango.[3] Additionally, some monasteries and Zen centers hold just one ango per year.[4]

[5] Concerning Zen practice in the United States, author Ellen Birx writes, Template:Quote

See also


  1. Ford, 217
  2. Hakeda, et al.; 165
  3. Fischer-Schreiber, et al.; 13
  4. Prebish, 101
  5. Maezumi, 173


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