Project Format: mp3
song downloads individually, or as album
Price: $8.88 album,
Record Producer: Richard
Record Label: Shaolin
Release Date: 2/4/2014
is my 4th spin of the Dharma Wheel since I've learned Kung Fu,"
explains Coyote. "I am going to really enjoy this 4th LEVEL
of ZEN BUDDHISM this time. I am planning to hang out on this Kung
Fu LEVEL for a few years."
American Zen, has evolved into a one man band, featuring The Hippy
time I go up a spiritual LEVEL, I lose all my friends and lovers
in the previous LEVEL. It's like graduating high school and going
to College--you leave the past school, teachers, and freinds...behind."
The first LEVEL
of American Zen, LEVEL
1 = PEACE OF MIND, is the same
for everyone: that need for security, safety, and human comforts.
Many of these people don't even seek religion because they don't
think they need it, it doesn't offer any benefits to them, or they
are too worried about survival to worry about God. Desperation is
often the motivation for people to move up to LEVEL 2, seeking either
God's help, or the benefits of their religion.
The second LEVEL
of American Zen, LEVEL
2 = CHRIST KILLER, is where people
search for and define or choose their religion. The "Christ
Killers" are usually the most enthusiastic of all religious
people. They seek to DEFEND their religion and HURT others who disagree.
Until people rise from this LEVEL of spirituality, they will continue
to support and defend THEIR RELIGION with the belief it is better
than everyone else's. Christ Killers are everywhere!
1/3 of the world is in the FIRST level, LEVEL 1of spirituality,
and will spend their lives worrying about work, family, and creature
comforts. They buy boats for fishing or watch TV to burn up their
time on earth.
Maybe 1/4 of the
world is the SECOND level, LEVEL 2 of spirituality. Christ Killers
find their missing answers in religion. Now they don't have to think
anymore. It is much easier to defend an idea, than to create a new
one. Christ Killers are relieved by the life jacket answers of religion
which promises them that, "Everything will be alright."
That's all they wanted to hear.
1/8 of the world rises to the THIRD level of spirituality, LEVEL
3 = I WANT YOU TO LOVE ME. Sure
those people on LEVEL 1 fall in love and reproduce like rabbits,
but that isn't TRUE LOVE. True love requires more than getting along
with your roommates. True love requires the INNER DESIRE to help
others to be as happy as they can be. Then maybe you can find someone
who will want YOU to be as happy as you can be, regardless of the
religions and issues of LEVEL 2 and despite whatever hardships you
may encounter from LEVEL 1, your TRUE LOVE will not shake, break,
or bend. True Love = True Love.
Maybe 1/20 of the
world rise to the FOURTH level of life spirituality. LEVEL
4 = KUNG FU COWBOY is where we
discover our GIFTED ATHLETES and TALENTED MUSICIANS. Yes, there
are talented musical jerks in LEVEL 1 who have never had a religion
besides greed. But even greed can be a religion if it permeates
all your logic and behavior. These people imitate LEVEL 2 religious
people enough to get along with them and SELL THEM STUFF. That juggling
of greed and religion makes it difficult to tell which of the first
two LEVELS they are on--but who cares! Stay away from people in
LEVELS 1 and 2 if you want to have true love in your life.
you can find the SPIRITUAL WARRIORS of LEVEL 4, you have discovered
a special and highly evolved human being. Spiritual Warriors have
mastered their mind in LEVEL 1 and learned how to focus to achieve
their capabilities. Spiritual Warriors have mastered their spirit
in LEVEL 2 by realizing it requires no membership, once their soul
graduates any good spiritual college. Spiritual Warriors have mastered
their bodies in LEVEL 3 as they discover a unity and equality between
people and have the social skills to utilize their knowledge to
be GREAT LOVING PARTNERS.
So, in LEVEL 4,
where our American Zen band currently resides, The Hippy Coyote
is having an amazing life:
2007: The Hippy Coyote releases his first novel,
PLACE, about a drug runner in
1969, San Diego, California.
2007: Under pseudonym, Buddha
Zhen, Coyote releases a new INTERACTIVE BOOK, the BUDDHA
KUNG FU STUDENT MANUAL
2008: Under pseudonym, Buddha Zhen, Coyote launches a new Kung Fu
school based upon his student manual, BUDDHA
2008: American Zen release: LEVEL
3 = I WANT YOU TO LOVE ME album
with 11 songs and 12 bass poems.
2009: American Zen record LEVEL
4 = KUNG FU COWBOY Part 1 (18
songs) and Part 2 (18 songs).
2009: Under pseudonym, Buddha Zhen, Coyote releases Chinese folk
rock album, TAI CHI
2009: Coyote releases handwritten poetry book, KUNG
FU COWBOY ORIGINAL DRAFT.
2009: Coyote, under his legal name, Richard
Del Connor, becomes a 3rd Degree Master Mason (Freemason).
2009: Coyote, under his legal name, Richard Del Connor, is installed
as "ORGANIST" of the Panamericana 513 Lodge of Freemasons
2009: Coyote discovers
within one of the popular Kung Fu Forms he learned and has been
teaching since 1984.
This LEVEL 4 was
36 songs and poems recorded in our Montrose apartment recording
studio, and the CV Park gymnasium. It will be split into two with
a third and fourth album to follow. So LEVEL 4 will be 4 albums.
Richard Del Connor