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America's First Buddhist Rock Band™


American Zen's
4th LEVEL of
Shaolin Zen Buddhism

Moving closer to Buddhist nirvana, our zen dudes show that maturity = love.

Peace Of Mind album coverLEVEL 1 told the story of Coyote's move to Utah
where he was ostracized for being a long haired, rock'n'roll Buddhist, Catholic, from California.

Christ Killer album coverLEVEL 2 displayed Coyote's evolution into his musical world of tambourines and flutes. The Mormons were still chasing him. However, rather than reacting to his persecutors, he sings songs that show his spiritual enlightenment of seeing through his opponent's eyes.

I Want You To Love Me album coverLEVEL 3 was recorded after Coyote returned from Utah. This album commemorates getting back to California, searching for love, finding love, losing love, and just being lusty. The spiritual evolution here is evidenced by Richard Del Connor, The Hippy Coyote, evolving into Buddha Zhen and creating his own Kung Fu school, BUDDHA KUNG FU.

CD IMPRINT Label of American Zen Level 4 PART 1LEVEL 4 - Part 1 is Coyote's life transformed into the story of King Solomon, completing his Hebrew Temple. During that time, the head architect, Hiram Abif, was murdered. What was originally a musical spiritual journey of The Hippy Coyote, has become a rock opera telling a 3,000 year old story. Kung Fu Cowboy PART 1: King Solomon's Temple.


Christ Killer ENTRANCE   Shaolin Records TUJUNGA

Desk of enlightenment   Coyote Shoot

Bassic Coyote   Psychedelic Coyote

Live Coyote  Uppity Coyote

Coyote on Acoustic Guitar   Coyote Self-Portrait Brentwood, California

Coyote in North Hollywood, California 1988  Coyote Kung Fu 1988  

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Kung Fu Cowboy PART 1
LEVEL 4 = Kung Fu Cowboy
King Solomon's Temple

by American Zen


cd cover of American Zen's FIrst Album
American Zen's debut album:
LEVEL 1 = Peace Of Mind
A hippie in Utah


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