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American Zen
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  EPK: albums of AmZen
  EPK: enterprise: American Zen
  EPK: webpages: End of Line
  Media Kit:
         End of the Line
             released July 4, 2014

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Buddha Zhen
   BZ_eNEWS directory
   EPK: albums of Buddha Zhen
   EPK: enterprise: BKF
   EPK: enterprise: Buddha Z
   EPK: enterprise: SCM
   Press Release list
Shaolin Communications
   EPK: enterprise: Sh.Commun.
   EPK: enterprise: Sh.Music
Shaolin Pictures
   EPK: Coyote in a Graveyard
   EPK: enterprise: Sh.Pictures
   EPK: History of Zen A to Z
   EPK: Kung Fu Cowboy Docu.
   EPK: Kung Fu Cowboy RRM1
   EPK: Masonic Kung Fu
   EPK: Sid's Place
Shaolin Records
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Shaolin Zen
   Press Release list
   EPK: enterprise: Shaolin Zen
Tai Chi Youth
   EPK: enterprise: Tai Chi Youth
THC The Hippy Coyote
   EPK: albums of  T.H. Coyote
   EPK: enterprise: T.H. Coyote
The Rich
   EPK: albums of The Rich
Shaolin Zen
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New Remodeled Shaolin Records PRESS ROOM

Shaolin Records produces music, videos, and interactive books since 1984.

North Hollywood, California – October 21, 2014 -Shaolin Records, the independent record label of Shaolin Communications, is releasing the new album by American Zen, America’s first Buddhist rock band, titled End of the Line, recorded in a 1996 Toyota Tacoma 4-cylinder truck.

URL for this Press Release is:

For more information:
Richard Del Connor, Record Producer

Newly Designed Digital Press Room of Shaolin Records

Press Room of Shaolin Records

The Press Room is the Left Menu Bar
As journalists and editors travel the webpages of the Shaolin Records Press Room, they will have access to the various EPK links per project or artist. The left menu bar contains links to the press releases and newsletters associated with each artist or project.

When the left menu bar disappears on some webpages of the press room there should always be the main links in the yellow menu bar below the header of each press room page. These orange menu bar links above the headlines include:

EPK index
Album EPKs
Book EPKs
Movie EPKs
Music Video EPKs
Website EPKs

From these six EPKs, the proper EPK being sought should be found.

Some EPKs are several EPKs. The "Album EPK" for the End of the Line album by American Zen is the main EPK with links to the other three EPKs for the End of the Line album: Graphics EPK, One-Sheet EPK, and Songlist EPK. All four of these combined EPKs create the complete EPK for the End of the Line album. Each project varies whether there are enough graphics to require a separate graphics EPK or whether the project contains any songs to create a Songlist EPK.

The One-Sheet EPKs are patterned after the traditional record company EPKs of the 1980s. Sales, distribution, and promotion information are supplied to distributors to encourage more sales and cooperation during promotions, tours, or events.

The Songlist EPKs are used to break down the information about the creation or performance of the songs on the record. Poems in books also use this Songlist EPK per book to provide background information or illumination about the poems.

Graphics EPKs are scrapbooks with high resolution photos, music samples, or promotional art provided for newspapers, magazines, and feature writers needing these items for printing.

The information within the EPKs will be expanding as we upload more images, documents, and print masters. As journalists request resources we will add them into the EPKs for your convenient access.

Webmaster Richard Del Connor redesigned the press room templates to have the blue sky with Chinese clouds. He kept the bamboo background for the remainder of the website explaining, "The press and publicity are in the sky. Like our audience, the bamboo is on the ground."

Check out the EPKs below for our current releases:
END OF THE LINE album by American Zen and TAO OF TAOISM by Buddha Zhen.

Press Room Main Page

EPK Index

EPK Album List

EPK Album: End of the Line

EPK Graphics: End of the Line

EPK One-Sheet: End of the Line

EPK Songlist: End of the Line

EPK Book List

EPK Book: Tao of Taoism by Buddha Zhen

EPK One-Sheet: Tao of Taoism by Buddha Zhen

EPK Enterprise List

EPK Movie List

EPK Music Video List

EPK Webpage List

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For more information contact:
Richard Del Connor at 858-717-7074

Shaolin Communications, PO Box 632, Verdugo City, CA 91046

is a PRESS RELEASE published by Shaolin Communications
to promote the artists of Shaolin Records.

Richard Del Connor is The Hippy Coyote, is Buddha Z, and is the Shaolin Communications Press Agent while being the promoted talent. Perhaps Richard Del Connor being a one-man enterprise is as newsworthy as being all four members of American Zen. Richard Del Connor is:

American Zen - “America’s First Buddhist Rock Band™”
Buddha Kung Fu - “School for building Buddhas™” - founded 2008
Buddha Z - Shen-Lang Zhen, Buddha Zhen, Spirit Wolf of Truth
Coyote, The Hippy - Was The Coyote until 2007 when I became The Hippy Coyote
Kung Fu Cowboy - Western Virtues with Eastern Philosophies - nickname since 2003
Shaolin Chi Mantis Traditional Buddhist Gongfu and Taijiquan - founded 1992
Shaolin Communications - book publisher, marketing, distribution
Shaolin Music - ASCAP music publisher
Shaolin Pictures - Movie production company
Shaolin Records - Indie record label production company
Tai Chi Youth - 501(c)(3) founded 1996
Zen Buddhist Podcast of Shaolin Zen - over 500,000 downloads 2007 to 2010

Visit our PAST PRESS RELEASES of Shaolin Records:

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All rights reserved. ASCAP



CD cover
American Zen's 4th album
- PART 1

Subject of Photo:  Coyote arrives Utah
Related Album:  L4 Kung Fu Cowboy Part 1
Related Story:  Song, "33 Bass Players"

Album EPK: King Solomon's Temple


single cover
Radio version of "Flintridge Fire" song


Subject of Photo:  Coyote's 1986 wife
Related Album:  L4 Kung Fu Cowboy Part 1
Related Story:  Station Fire of 2009

Single Song EPK: Cinco de Mayo


CD cover
American Zen's 5th album


Subject of Photo:  Coyote at Van Nuys trains
Related Book:  Supersoul 13
Related Story:  Photo = Lead Guitar Recording

Album EPK: End of the Line

Shaolin Communications LOGO
Founded by Buddha Zhen 2008
    book cover Tao of Taoism by Buddha Zhen
Tao of Taoism
2nd Edition 1993

Buddha Kung Fu logo
Shaolin Kung Fu + Yang Tai Chi
New curriculum for "Building Buddhas"

Subject of Photo:  Buddha Kung Fu Logo
Related Album: Tai Chi Magic 1
Related Story:  Building Buddhas in America

Buddha Kung Fu EPK


Large 12' Banner at CV Park
12 Step Tantui of Jing Mo Federation, China
One of 12 Tantui taught each week.

Subject of Photo:  CV Park Banner
Related Album:  Kung Fu Cowboy PART 1
Related Story:  Changed 12 week to 16 week



book cover
Using the Dao Te Ching to Improve Your Life
Notebook with spaces to answer questions.

Subject of Photo:  Yin Yang artword by Buddha Z
Related Album:  Tai Chi Magic 1 by Buddha Z
Related Story:  Book created for SCM school

Book EPK: Tao of Taoism

    Supersoul 13 book cover
Supersoul 13
by Buddha Zhen

book cover
First interactive martial arts book
Contains links to hundreds of webpages.

Subject of Photo:  Buddha Zhen in Liberty Park
Related Album:  Tai Chi Magic 1
Related Story:  BZ Homemade Monk Spade

Book EPK: BKF Student Manual


CD cover
First album by Buddha Zhen
Chinese bamboo flutes, pipa, Kung Fu drums.

Subject of Photo:  Buddha Zhen in Crane Stance
Related Book:  Buddha Kung Fu Student Manual
Related Story:   "Masonic Kung Fu"

Album EPK: Tai Chi Magic 1


book cover
Autobiography while studying Vedic scriptures
Kung Fu Cowboy writing songs for American Zen.

Subtitle of Book:  Discovering the Soul of God
Related Album:  End of the Line by American Zen
Related Story:  Written in Tacoma truck NoHo.

Book EPK: Supersoul 13

About Shaolin Records
Shaolin Records is the independent record label of Richard Del Connor. Shaolin Records has released vinyl records, cassettes, cassingles, cds, mp3s, mp4s, pdfs, and now sells records online that include much more than just the songs. Webpages, lyrics sheets, pdf books, screenshots, and special release songs are included in the albums created, produced, packaged, and sold on the internet. Since 1992, Shaolin Records has been publishing Kung Fu and Tai Chi books also, in association with parent company, Shaolin Communications. With the classic rock of America's first Buddhist rock band, American Zen; and the Kung Fu-Tai Chi-Meditation-World Music of Buddha Zhen, Shaolin Records is the indie label where Buddha rocks!

Media Contact:
Richard Del  Connor
Record Producer, Shaolin Records

About American Zen
American Zen is The Hippy Coyote who fronts the band on flute and electric guitar. Coyote is the "Kung Fu Cowboy" who studies Shaolin Kung Fu, and with his recent record, LEVEL 4 = Kung Fu Cowboy PART 2 has become the world's most astounding musician playing drums, electric bass, slide guitars, electric guitars, flute, harmonica, and a variety of other instruments and percussion. Coyote no longer performs or records acoustic guitar, since losing his Alvarez 12-string on December 3, 2009. However, with hundreds of songs recorded with his acoustic guitar since 1974, Coyote says he prefers his Marshall amplifier and wah-wah pedal now. All songs, lyrics, and poetry are composed by The Hippy Coyote, who has also written the novel, SID'S PLACE, and created the websites for each LEVEL of American Zen's ascent toward Heaven on their Zen Buddhist journey to Nirvana.

Media Contact:
The Hippy Coyote

About Buddha Zhen
Zhen Shen-Lang "Truth Spirit-Wolf" or Spirit Wolf of Truth (The Chinese always put last name first.)
Buddha Zhen was recognized for his teaching skills while an Advanced Student of Tai Mantis Federation in early 1980s. However, Buddha Zhen, then known as Richard O'Connor, even passed up opportunities to perform with David Carradine, only considering his Shaolin Kung Fu to be a hobby. After moving to Utah in 1991, unable to find work in the record business or movie business, Kung Fu and Tai Chi became the only way for Buddha Zhen to support himself in Utah while being a Mr. Mom to two kids. Shaolin Chi Mantis was founded in 1992 and in 1996 Master Zhen created the Tai Chi Youth nonprofit 501(c)(3) charity organization for troubled youth. Buddha Zhen founded the Buddha Kung Fu school in 2008 which includes the Buddha Tai Chi, Shaolin Kids , and 12 Step 12 Week Kung Fu Bootcamp programs.

Media Contact:
Buddha Zhen


   Page Title:   PRESS RELEASE American Zen OCTOBER 10, 2014




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