Definition of Obaku in English:

Obaku

noun

  • One of the three principal branches of Japanese Zen Buddhism.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Chinese Repository. From Japanese Ōbaku (more fully Ōbaku-shu Obaku sect) from the name of Mount Obaku (Japanese Ōbaku-san), given by the Chinese monk known in Japanese as Ingen to the mountain near Kyoto where he founded the sect.

Pronunciation

Obaku

/ˈəʊbəkuː//əʊˈbɑːkuː//ˈəʊbakuː/