The Hippy Coyote of American Zen completed his 8-LEVEL spiritual journey that began with Zen Buddhism and Shaolin Kung Fu.
Now that he's able to look back and sort out his photography, videos, and songs he wrote... we can create MUSIC VIDEOS, PODCASTS, and this website, www.CoyoteRadio.TV to enlighten the world with what he learned on the American Zen 8-LEVEL spiritual journey as the frontman, poet, lyricist, guitarist and flutist of America's First Buddhist Rock Band™.
Coyote Radio TV is the psychedelic rock opera world of Richard Del Connor. During the counterculture years of the sixties, Richard was performing in rock bands that performed for birthday parties and after school events. As guitarist-vocalist Richard sang and played the songs of The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Eric Burden & The Animals, and Quicksilver Messenger Service. During the 1970s Richard sang and performed heavy rock songs from Montrose, Mountain, The Cream, Rory Gallagher, Johnny Winter, Pink Floyd and The Doors.
By 1980 Richard Del Connor had named his band THE RICH. Now fronting the trio as a singing bassist they only performed songs written by Richard Del Connor or members of his band, The Rich.
During all these years of performing from 1972 to 1978, Richard’s songwriting developed as a form of self-help therapy. His songs mostly represented the difficulties of his life or falling in love moments except for his ROCK OPERAS. Then he started filling in the spaces of his fictional rock operas with his personal songs and 3-dimensional musical stories emerged with the music expressing the emotions and the lyrics carrying the events of the rock opera stories.
Coyote Radio TV represents the television station Richard Del Connor “The Coyote” or “The Hippy Coyote” has always imagined as he fantasizes the stories and sequences in his mind while listening to his music. Richard is another step closer with this website, CoyoteRadio.TV, to sharing his visions and enlightenments and person moments: both good and bad. Richard believes that his attitudes in dealing with these difficulties and the outcomes based on good ethics and warrior disciplines will inspire more people to lead better lives.
Richard Del Connor has been "Buddha Zhen" since 1992 when he founded the Shaolin Chi Mantis Traditional Buddhist Kung Fu and Taoist Tai Chi Chuan schools. In 1996 he founded the nonprofit organization Tai Chi Youth. Keeping Shaolin Chi Mantis a traditional Zen Buddhist school, he founded the Buddha Kung Fu schools in 2008 which do not require a head shaving ceremony to join.
Zen Buddhism included a rarely taught meditation style, "Bone Marrow Washing." Buddha Zhen teaches this ancient style of moving Qi energy throughout the body to create improved health and smarter minds. His students in maximum security prisons, drug rehabilitation centers, high schools, middle schools, Los Angeles Parks & Recreation, several churches and YMCAs and YWCAs have all achieved higher school grades, contentment and become heroes in their communities as a result of attending his classes.
Buddha Zhen is experimenting with a brand new Qigong he developed for driving in his car. This may be suitable for podcast audiences and those driving in their cars to and from work.
Join Buddha Zhen, the "Buddhist Scientist," as he seeks to improve your life and make the world a happier place.