americanZEN.org             The official website of   American Zen

eNEWS of American Zen 2006

eNEWS Newsletters: AmZen_eNEWS
and Press Releases: PR_AmZen
of American Zen
are at ShaolinRecords.com
Shaolin Records HOMEPAGE

        "AmZen_eNEWS"

Shaolin Records Back In The Record Business

American Zen's Debut album coverFounded in 1984 with the release of vinyl records and cassettes, Shaolin Records kept a low profile in

Utah during the 1990's. Shifting their focus from screenplay development and college radio to Kung Fu products better serviced the growing Tai Chi and Kung Fu schools of Shaolin Chi Mantis, also founded by Richard O'Connor.

During the 1990's Richard received his Chinese Buddhist name, Zhen Shen-Lang, "Spirit Wolf of Truth." Founding the nonprofit organization, Tai Chi Youth, Richard, now known mostly as "Master Zhen," recorded many songs for the Kung Fu school's live performances and class workouts.

Selling workout cassettes and demo team rehearsal tapes, Shaolin Records continued to produce and sell albums of music -- primarily to Utah students.

Shaolin Records remained a one-man operation throughout the nineties. Without a computer, without distribution, Richard at least spread copies of our records to relatives and friends across the country for holidays and birthdays.

In 1999 Richard got his first computer, an iMac Blueberry with 256 RAM. We were cooking.

Over a dozen websites were launched during 1999 and 2000. Created in Adobe PageMill 3.0, Richard developed his webmaster skills by studying the webmonkey.com tutorials and printing out ALL the HELP manuals.

Now, in 2006, we've got the very last of Macintosh computers ever made before using the INTEL CHIP in 2006. This iMac G5 20" with iSight camera and 1.5 GB of RAM is the last of the Macintosh computer chips. We probably would've gotten the INTEL CHIP model, but ProTools, our recording studio software, still wasn't ready for use on the INTEL CHIP iMacs when we bought this one from the Apple Store.

Our database system is a customized FileMaker accounting system from BIZ BASICS and SONGTRACKER PRO.

Armed with Dreamweaver 8, we want to upgrade many of our past pages to CSS and XHTML.

PayPal is now the primary online credit card ordering method of Shaolin Records and Shaolin Communications and shaolinCOM.com

Originally, shaolinCOM.com was the MARKETING WEBSITE and SHOPPING CART of all our websites and companies.

Then we became a domain name reseller and webhosting provider through GoDaddy.com

So, www.shaolinCOMMUNICATIONS.com became the homepage for ordering WEBHOSTING and buying a DOMAIN NAME.
Shaolin Communications STUPA Logo

 

From www.shaolinCOMMUNICATIONS.com

You can select "Domain Names & Webhosting" from the upper menu.

This will take you to our LOGIN PAGE for ordering web products from SHAOLIN COMMUNICATIONS (GoDaddy.com)

So remember to buy your DOMAIN NAMES and your WEBHOSTING PLANS from SHAOLIN COMMUNICATIONS. (Then click on "Domain Names & Webhosting")

We priced everything super low so we can attract and keep more customers.

Shaolin Communications has LOW PRICES for DOMAIN NAMES and WEB HOSTING and lots more web stuff.

 


Email Marketing by Shaolin Records, coordinated by shaolinCOM.com of Shaolin Communications

The AMERICAN ZEN NEWSLETTER: "AmZen_eNEWS" will be back in publication this summer. We're experimenting with PDF versions for more color and fun. The American Zen newsletter, "AmZen_eNEWS" has MORE STORIES than the Press Releases we send to the newspapers and magazines. We want you to look forward to your next "AmZen_eNEWS."

It's possible that you are on one of our mailing lists BUT NOT the AmZen mailing list.

Use this email link to request to be ON THE "AmZen_eNEWS" email list. (Monthly newsletter about American Zen's Buddhist journey in California.)

Unless you 'qualify' to receive PRESS RELEASES, you can choose any of the 'eNEWS' newsletters. They have more information, gossip, and stories than the Press Releases, so they're kind of better anyway.

 

CUSTOMER PROMO NEWSLETTERS

 
  AmZen_eNEWS   American Zen   americanZEN.org      
      FAN NEWSLETTER with hot stories and mishaps we don't want the newspapers to know about.
  MZ_eNEWS   Buddha Zhen   buddhaZHEN.com      
      FAN NEWSLETTER with stories about Master Zhen's artistic, musical, and personal pursuits.
  SCM_eNEWS   Shaolin Chi Mantis   SHAOLINchiMANTIS.com      
      STUDENT NEWSLETTER with events, stories, and helpful tips on Kung Fu, Tai Chi, and Shaolin Buddhism.
  ShZEN_eNEWS   Shaolin Zen   shaolinZEN.org      
      BUDDHIST NEWSLETTER for any persons interested in the writings and Buddhism of Master Zhen Shen-Lang.
  TCY_eNEWS   Tai Chi Youth   taichiYOUTH.org      
      STUDENT NEWSLETTER for students and donors of Tai Chi Youth, a nonprofit education organization.
 

PRESS RELEASES

  PR_AmZen   American Zen   americanZEN.org      
      PRESS RELEASE with newsworthy events and info on American Zen, The Coyote, and their music and DVDs.
  PR_BZ   Master Zhen   buddhaZHEN.com      
      PRESS RELEASE withe newsworthy events and info on Master Zhen, founder of Tai Chi Youth and SCM.
  PR_SCM   Shaolin Chi Mantis   ShaolinChiMantis.com      
      PRESS RELEASE including upcoming events for calendar listings about tournaments and Kung Fu seminars.
  PR_shRecords   Shaolin Records   shaolinRECORDS.com      
      PRESS RELEASE about all of our Shaolin Records artists and what they are accomplishing in music and life.
  PR_shZEN   Shaolin Zen   shaolinZEN.org      
      PRESS RELEASE to promote our Buddhist Cybertemple, shaolinZEN.org, an American Sect of Chan Buddhism.
  PR_TCY   Tai Chi Youth   taichiYOUTH.org    
      PRESS RELEASE including upcoming events for calendasr listing our tournaments, seminars, and fund raisers.

 

Shaolin Records Back In The Record Business

American Zen's Debut album coverFounded in 1984 with the release of vinyl records and cassettes, Shaolin Records kept a low profile in

Utah during the 1990's. Shifting their focus from screenplay development and college radio to Kung Fu products better serviced the growing Tai Chi and Kung Fu schools of Shaolin Chi Mantis, also founded by Richard O'Connor.

During the 1990's Richard received his Chinese Buddhist name, Zhen Shen-Lang, "Spirit Wolf of Truth." Founding the nonprofit organization, Tai Chi Youth, Richard, now known mostly as "Master Zhen," recorded many songs for the Kung Fu school's live performances and class workouts.

Selling workout cassettes and demo team rehearsal tapes, Shaolin Records continued to produce and sell albums of music -- primarily to Utah students.

Shaolin Records remained a one-man operation throughout the nineties. Without a computer, without distribution, Richard at least spread copies of our records to relatives and friends across the country for holidays and birthdays.

In 1999 Richard got his first computer, an iMac Blueberry with 256 RAM. We were cooking.

Over a dozen websites were launched during 1999 and 2000. Created in Adobe PageMill 3.0, Richard developed his webmaster skills by studying the webmonkey.com tutorials and printing out ALL the HELP manuals.

Now, in 2006, we've got the very last of Macintosh computers ever made before using the INTEL CHIP in 2006. This iMac G5 20" with iSight camera and 1.5 GB of RAM is the last of the Macintosh computer chips. We probably would've gotten the INTEL CHIP model, but ProTools, our recording studio software, still wasn't ready for use on the INTEL CHIP iMacs when we bought this one from the Apple Store.

Our database system is a customized FileMaker accounting system from BIZ BASICS and SONGTRACKER PRO.

Armed with Dreamweaver 8, we want to upgrade many of our past pages to CSS and XHTML.

PayPal is now the primary online credit card ordering method of Shaolin Records and Shaolin Communications and shaolinCOM.com

Originally, shaolinCOM.com was the MARKETING WEBSITE and SHOPPING CART of all our websites and companies.

Then we became a domain name reseller and webhosting provider through GoDaddy.com

So, www.shaolinCOMMUNICATIONS.com became the homepage for ordering WEBHOSTING and buying a DOMAIN NAME.
Shaolin Communications STUPA Logo

 

From www.shaolinCOMMUNICATIONS.com

You can select "Domain Names & Webhosting" from the upper menu.

This will take you to our LOGIN PAGE for ordering web products from SHAOLIN COMMUNICATIONS (GoDaddy.com)

So remember to buy your DOMAIN NAMES and your WEBHOSTING PLANS from SHAOLIN COMMUNICATIONS. (Then click on "Domain Names & Webhosting")

We priced everything super low so we can attract and keep more customers.

Shaolin Communications has LOW PRICES for DOMAIN NAMES and WEB HOSTING and lots more web stuff.

 


 

 

From Our Garage

Shaolin Records is still a home based business. As orders continue to increase, we are appreciating the sales through other vendors. In December of 2005, Shaolin Communications unplugged it's "Shaolin Shopping Cart" of over 100 Kung Fu weapons and supplies. With the launch of Shaolin Communications as a web hosting and domain name reseller. So buy your American Zen CD FRESH FROM OUR GARAGE!!!

Kept in our Shaolin deep freezer, that's not plugged in, your CDs are kept a comfortable temperature year round in their insulated environment.

Richard O'Connor, President and Warehouseman of Shaolin Communications, says he's glad to be sellling more CDs and less spears. "I had to make a custom box for every spear or set of spears. That took me 15 minutes sometimes," explains Richard. "Then they complain about the shipping costs."

Since the 911 event, shipping rates have increased dramatically. This is especially evident when we ship oversize and weird size boxes.

The main reaso for the reduction in spear and long weapon orders is the removal of the SHAOLIN SHOPPING CART featured at www.shaolinCOM.com since 1999. In 2005, Shaolin Communications became a domain name reseller and webhosting provider for GoDaddy and moved all our websites to our own Shaolin Communications webservers.

"I think we're moving out of the martial arts weapon sales," says Richard O'Connor. "It is very expensive to inventory these weapons. They can be difficult to obtain since all our weapons are imported from China twice per year. And, oh yeah, the shipping costs."

We apologize to all our previous SHAOLIN SHOPPING CART CUSTOMERS.

And we THANK YOU for your purchases and especially the custom orders that were challenging and interesting to fulfill.

You may have noticed from the above mail list, that the "shaolinCOM_eNEWS" was not included.

The "shaolinCOM_eNEWS" was intended to promote the shaolinCOM Shopping Cart. This newsletter was also intended to provide the various mail list members with an awareness of the other projects and products and artists we promote and create.

NOTE: If you ever want to be removed from a mail list, use the UNSUBSCRIBE LINK at the bottom of the page.
             We'll try to get you off of the list immediately.


 

Kung Fu Connection

Shaolin Kung Fu (Gongfu) was a serious hobby of Richard O'Connor in 1984 when he founded Shaolin Records. Using the name 'Shaolin' on his enterprises, inspired a higher level of altruism in Richard as he built his Utah businesses.

Shaolin Chi Mantis Traditional Buddhist Gongfu and Taijiquan, (that's the longwinded name of our school), reached its' peak in 1996 when Tai Chi Youth was formed. All students of Shaolin Chi Mantis were automatically transferred into Tai Chi Youth.

Only those requesting to join Shaolin Chi Mantis were allowed back into the SCM membership.

A special belt test was created to further discourage students from joining Shaolin Chi Mantis, the INITIATE BELT TEST of SCM.

Master Zhen wanted Shaolin Chi Mantis to be a traditional school, without any compromising for the inabilities and disinterests of the students.

Tai Chi Youth was a non-demoninational school, that included some Buddhism and Daoism, but did not require as much self-discipline and also lacked all of the traditional Chinese weaponry normally taught in a Kung Fu school.

For more information on our Kung Fu (Gongfu) and Tai Chi (Taijiquan) programs:

Shaolin Chi Mantis HOMEPAGE

Shaolin Chi Mantis STUDENT DOOR

Shaolin Chi Mantis BUDDHISM CROSSROADS

Tai Chi Youth HOMEPAGE

Tai Chi Youth BROCHURE p1


America's First Buddhist Rock Band, American Zen

 

 

        About American Zen   |  The Hippy Coyote   |  Ordering   |  Contact Us   |  ©2014 Shaolin Records    

AMERICAN ZEN's WEBSITE BROCHURE:
      Brochure Page 1: Enlightenment begins with "Peace Of Mind" by American Zen
      Brochure Page 2: Music and Words of American Zen's Coyote
      Brochure Page 3: Life = 8 Levels
      Brochure Page 4: shaolinZEN.org is the Cybertemple of American Zen
      Brochure Page 5: Websites of American Zen
      Brochure Page 6: Fun Stuff and Special Quests of American Zen
      Brochure Page 7: CDs, T-shirts, DVD Videos, Books and more from American Zen
      Brochure Page 8: Newspaper and Magazine REVIEWS of American Zen

Page Title: Enlightenment begins with "Peace Of Mind" by American Zen
File Name: news-AmZen-2006-A.html
Updated: September, 2011

Bringing Light to the Internet.™  Hosted by Shaolin Communications