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Chan may refer to:

Chinese Chán is a school of Mahāyāna Buddhism notable for its emphasis on Dharma practice and meditation, and is a precursor to Zen Buddhism.


East Asian expressions[edit]

  • Zen (禪), a school of Mahayana Buddhism, pronounced Chán in Mandarin Chinese
  • Chán (禅), a school of Mahayana Buddhism, primarily a Chinese Buddhist lineage
  • -chan, a Japanese honorific title

Computing and media[edit]

  • chan-, an abbreviation of IRC channel
  • CHAN-DT, a television station in Vancouver, British Columbia