The 8 LEVELS
of
American Zen
                                      

 LEVEL 8

This is the highest level.  Go start at the bottom.

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
   
                                                                                                                                 
 LEVEL 7

You are definitely not here.  Go lower.

 

 

 

   
 
   
                                 

 LEVEL 6

You must be dreaming.  Lower still.

 

 

 

   
 
   
                                 

 LEVEL 5

Unless you're the best of the best of the best priests...  Down boy! (or girl)

 

 

 

   
 
    
                                 

 LEVEL 4 = Kung Fu Cowboy

Kung Fu cowboy BOOK COVERCoyote has graduated the CHRIST KILLERS of LEVEL 2 by realizing love requires no religion.
        (Coyote's devotion for his children was nondenominational. The only legal marriage of Coyote was in 1986 to Raquel King. Hmm. The Coyote King. King Coyote. Richard Del King.)

Coyote then graduated the passions of LEVEL 3 by realizing life is more than sex and family.
        (He decided to start over in Los Angeles, where he'd graduated UCLA and worked in the movie business and record business from 1978 to 1991.)

(2001, Coyote is bit by a BLACK WIDOW SPIDER after moving to Tujunga, California. Unable to walk for weeks, Coyote recuperates over the next few years, but has gained 55 pounds. Using his Kung Fu and new SHAOLIN KIDS programs, designed for his son, Coyote loses all his excess baggage and emerges in the best physical and mental state ever.)

Get the book, KUNG FU COWBOY ORIGINAL DRAFT for the entire view of LEVEL 4.

 ENTER LEVEL 4

 

   
 
   
                                 

 LEVEL 3  = I Want You To Love Me     (Recorded in Tujunga, California - released 9/11/2008)

Women in love are hungryFrom 1989 to 2001, Coyote was a devoted Mr. Mom to his children, while his wife pursued other relationships. One of his Kung Fu students from Utah, felt sorry for him in 2001. Since Coyote had helped her put her life together in Utah, and she knew how lonely he was after moving back to California, she decided to reward him with a week of sex in a Utah hotel. She bought the plane tickets and stocked the hotel with food so they didn't have to leave the room for three days...
        (As of 2010, that was the last woman Coyote slept with.)

They continued to correspond by email until she got tired of the phone sex. One of those emails became the song, "1,000 Sorrows For A Love."
        (Trying to keep the relationship going after returning to California, Coyote would perform his bass while she ________, which became his new sex bass style of playing...)

Check out the "BASS POETRY" of "Let's Go To Church" by Coyote that his short love affair inspired.

Science of Zen:
Elements exist for only one moment.
The next moment is a new element in a new location.
Everything is in movement with nothing fixed in the same place beyond each moment.
Therefore, nothing exists for more than a moment...like love.

 ENTER LEVEL 3 

 

   
 
   
                                 

 LEVEL 2 = Christ Killer      (Completed 2006 - released 2007)

Religious sharks are hungryDumped by his wife, shortly after moving to Utah, Coyote cannot get a job in the movie or recording industries in Utah, not being a Mormon.
        (Stuck as a Mr. Mom, Coyote drags his
daughter everywhere he teaches Tai Chi and Kung Fu. In 1997, age 6, she is the Grand Champion of ages 5 to 16 in the Sport Karate Association tournaments and also in the weapons divisions. Coyote starts her sword training at age 5.)

The Chinese Community of Utah adopts Coyote and his Kung Fu school, Shaolin Chi Mantis, to represent the Chinese community in all annual cultural festivals, Asian Fairs, and Chinese New Years celebrations.
          (Coyote forms his own religion, Shaolin Zen, as he is boycotted by the Mormons.)

Every element is its own identity and exists only in its own reality.  (Sounds like my parents.)

 ENTER LEVEL 2

   
 
   
                                 

 LEVEL 1 = Peace Of Mind      (Completed in Utah - released 2005)

Search for peaceThis is where our story starts. Coyote moves out of the United States.  
        (Deported to Canada. My mother told my friends, 'He died.').

Now he's back in the U.S. but he's in the process of getting kicked out of Utah.
        ("A Long Way Home" tells the story pretty good.)

Coyote is trying to survive, but quickly realizes he made a mistake listening to his wife's advice. Michelle was trained to work for Shaolin Records, and Coyote decided to have kids with her, because she promises to...
        (Coyote is Mr. Mom for the next 18 years, 1991 to 2009.)

Every element is different and possesses a different energy and potential.
(That pioneer religion, The Church of Latter Day Saints, or Mormon Church, had its' purpose to help them survive in the Old West, but now they're the 5th largest corporation on the planet! The Mormons tell business owners not to hire...

 ENTER LEVEL 1


 
   
 
 
Written by Richard Del Connor with comments by The Hippy Coyote  
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