“Zen meditation gives your 1,000 experience points towards your next Shipment.”—In-game description
Meditation is a technology in Age of Empires III: The Asian Dynasties that can be researched at a Trading Post built on a Zen Temple settlement. As soon as it is researched, the player will receive 1,000 XP.
Meditation is good for any civilizations, granting 1,000 experience for a lesser price per experience than Mercantilism and Bullionism. The earlier it is purchased, the better, as it has diminishing returns the longer a game runs and the enemy can render it useless if Blockade is purchased.