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American Zen
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American Zen
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A Sect of Chan Buddhism

Shaolin Zen

Shaolin Zen website

Shaolin Zen is a way of life.

The trademark slogan of Shaolin Zen is: "Do Nothing For A Reason™"

Shaolin Zen is a religion. Our founder, Buddha Zhen Shen-Lang, began teaching a harmonious blend of Shaolin Gongfu, Yang Taijiquan, and Northern Praying mantis in 1984. Zen Buddhism was taught along with the Gongfu, maintaining a spiritual balance as it had been passed from Buddhist Monk to Buddhist Monk at the Shaolin Temple in Northern China.

In 1996 Buddha Zhen created the nonprofit education organization, Tai Chi Youth. This nondenominational Gongfu system did not include much of the traditional wisdom and spirituality taught in Shaolin Chi Mantis classes. Yet, Chinese Buddhism, or at least the spiritual concepts of Zen were sought by many students who lacked the determination to be members of Shaolin Chi Mantis Traditional Buddhist Gongfu.

In 1997 Buddha Zhen created Shaolin Zen, to provide the Zen wisdom to a larger public and the students of Tai Chi Youth. In November, 1997, Buddha Zhen was ordained as Patriarch of Shaolin Zen and was presented a Purple Sash designating this title.

SHAOLIN ZEN was a magazine from 1992 to 1999. Sections of the 8-page newsletter included school and tournament information. The second page was devoted to spiritual wisdom from Buddha Zhen.

Shaolin Zen does not require you give up your current religion. As a Buddhist, you can belong to other religions. However, some religions may not want you to join Shaolin Zen. The basic concepts of Shaolin Zen include:

  • Moderation in all things
  • All persons are born pure and spiritual
  • Life's difficulties lead our spirits astray
  • A healthy body is the foundation to a healthy mind
  • A balanced mind is the foundation of spirituality
  • A balanced life = balanced body-mind-spirit
  • Gongfu and Taijiquan are a way of life--daily
  • Shakyamuni Buddha's teachings are relevant
  • Bodhidharma's teachings create benefits
  • Founder Zhen Shen-Lang's teachings improve humanity



Buddhism Self-Help


actZen website SCREENSHOT
FREE Website
to free your mind.

Do you want to improve yourself?

Do you want to improve your life?

Do you want to improve your world you live in?

It all starts with knowing who you are, then deciding what to do.

Who are you? This website will reveal that you have been shaped and molded by other people. Are you ready to reshape yourself?

Sound like work? That's why most people are the product of their parents or their environment. Like sculpting a statue, it takes work and decisions.

If you're ready to take control of your life -- this website is for you!




Buddhist Journey

American Zen

Folk Rock Troubadour Coyote
Coyote Ready for his solo gig.

The Folk Rock Troubadour.

It started with 4 boys from San Diego, living together in Venice, California.

They boarded up the windows and turned the living room into a rehearsal room. As the Mexican neighbors gathered around each night with popcorn and beer, American Zen blasted their psychedelic folk rock five nights a week from 7 to 9PM.

Located just a few houses away from the V-13 headquarters, this band of artists molded their leader, The Hippy Coyote, into the most prolific songwriter since The Beatles, Donovan and The Doors combined.

With over 400 songs to his credit, Coyote is frustrated at not being able to release an album every month.

Then, after several years of diligently watching the KUNG FU tv series starring David Carradine, this band of wave lovers took up the challenge by me, their producer, to pursue Shaolin Kung Fu, Zen Buddhism, and life: as a musical Buddhist Journey.

Peace Of Mind album by American Zen


Peace Of Mind

11 songs

11 poems

Telling his story, with music, photography, and poetry, Coyote etches a new legend into fabric of spiritual exploration. Despite his high I.Q., he must face and deal with all the problems we all suffer with, from money to love to how to live his life. Let's see what he discovers and learns from his mistakes and his accomplishments. 

Christ Killer cover
2nd Album = 2nd Level = Christ Killer



Buddhism / Kung Fu


Autumn Flavours POETRY BOOK by The Hippy Coyote
Homepage of buddhaKUNGFU.com

Formats: CD, MP3 192kb
Genres: Folk Rock, Classic Rock, Spoken Word Audiobook

When Bodhidharma created Zen Buddhism he created Kung Fu.

One of our primary goals of BUDDHA KUNG FU is to recombine Kung Fu with the Zen Buddhism that was misused by lazy sit-down-do-nothings.

Buddha Gongfu is our brother website
www. buddhaGONGFU.com

Visitors are led to Shaolin Zen
or to




American Zen
Buddhist Rock Podcast

Autumn Flavours POETRY BOOK by The Hippy Coyote
Homepage of  CoyoteRadio.net

24 podcasts of LEVEL 1

Then, 40 podcasts of LEVEL 2

Then, only a couple heartbreak podcasts of LEVEL 3

Now, we're in the LEVEL 4 podcasts.

Coyote recites poetry, performs live music, and narrates the path through the band's official website, www.americanZEN.org



Buddhist CyberTemple


Autumn Flavours POETRY BOOK by The Hippy Coyote
Shaolin Zen
An American Sect of Chan Buddhism

("Chan" is the Chinese word for "Zen.")

I don't know if we were the first to launch a Buddhist Temple on the internet, but we are still headed towards that goal. We may be far from where we plan or what we have envisioned, but that's Buddhism for your -- the unending life path of exploration, discovery, and awe.

You'll see. Our goal is to be more than factual and informative.

We plan to be FUN and INNOVATIVE.

We see a website we can visit, like a church, alone, or in a temple full of people... you will be in control of... well -- you'll see.

Donate to Shaolin Zen CyberTemple

We are limited mostly by funding.

Want to help?

Your donations are very appreciated.

<< Donation Page shaolinZEN.org



Buddhist Seminars

Spiritual Bootcamp
Shaolin Style .com

Autumn Flavours POETRY BOOK by The Hippy Coyote

Sit and get your Zen? Doesn't work.

They'll take your money and tell you to sit and think of nothing.

Waste of your time, waste of your money.

Zen Buddhism was created by Bodhidharma who created exercises for the lazy Buddhist monks of the Shaolin Temple.

These first exercises are the "18 Hands of Luohan." How many Japanese Zen schools even try to recreate these exercises?

These got larger and longer and are now athlete grooming exercises.

The original exercises were breathing exercises, Qigong, or energy flow exercises, more like Tai Chi than Shaolin Kung Fu.

Turtle Dome Zhen, the Spirit Wolf of TruthSo, Buddha Zhen will go back closer to the basics and recreate a workshop based upon the initial concepts of Zen Buddhism and how to combine it with breathing exercises to enable YOU to find your Zen the way that Bodhidharma intended.

Want some REAL ZEN? Visit our bootcamp and discover what Zen Buddhism originally discovered: a healthy mind + a healthy body = Zen.


America's First Buddhist Rock Band Follow the 8 Level Buddhist journey of American Zen Folk Rock
Turquoise necklaces by The Coyote Coyote's necklaces use leather, bone, and stone. No metal. Turquoise Necklaces
Programs from Tai Chi Youth
+ Shaolin Chi Mantis
Private lessons, weapon classes, seminars, out in the park... Kung Fu
Tai Chi
Kung Fu Music from Buddha Zhen Meditation CDs, Kung Fu fighting music, and Qigong breathing... Kung Fu
Tai Chi + Qigong
Traditional Buddhist Gongfu Northern Shaolin Kung Fu. The ancient 10 Shaolin + Weapons. Shaolin
Praying Mantis
Parent company of other companies Shaolin Records... are all divisions of Shaolin Communications 8 Company List
Domain Names
Where Buddha Rocks!™ Folk rock of American Zen + Chinese music of Buddha Zhen. American Zen
Buddha Zhen
Do nothing for a reason™ Founded by Buddha Zhen in 1984, a sect of Chan Buddhism. CyberTemple
Zen Buddhism

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