MASTER ZHEN GIVES
May 8, 1998, Salt Lake City, Utah. Looking south
out the third story window of St Mark's Hospital, the rain poured incessantly
The larger than usual drops created a river in the street below that
stretched from sidewalk to sidewalk. The underground flood drains filled
to the brink as could be witnessed by a street drain below our window
that gushed water almost two feet in the air like a little geyser.
Somehow all the tempest seemed appropriate as T-Rex
synchronized the wind swayed trees in staggered rhythms. Oddly, none
of the Utah born nurses knew who T-Rex was. They also commented that
Utah women rarely make use of the labor room stereo. They said that
no one ever brought their own CDs to listen to either.
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Gets Buddha Zhen?
Buddha Zhen Gives Birth
New Tai Chi Youth
ASCAP Honors Zhen Shen-Lang
|| Buddha Zhen Gives Birth
Sangha = Buddhist Family
ASCAP Honors Buddha Zhen
Truth Sits In Utah Chair
Annual Push Hands Tournament
Gets Buddha Zhen (cont.)
TCY Donation Form
ASCAP HONORS ZHEN SHEN-LANG
Buddha Zhen Shen-Lang received a $150 Popular Music
award from ASCAP, the American Society of Composers Authors and Publishers.
This award recognizes both the live solo flute performances and the Tai
Chi Youth Teams' use of Buddha Zhen's Chinese style music recordings.
The song "Tai Chi Magic" was written for the TCY Performance
Team to perform the Yang Style Taiji Short Form to. Based upon the preexisting
choreography of the Taiji Short Form, the song "Tai Chi Magic"
was composed with every 2 quarter notes equaling either an inhale or exhale
of the students performing the Chinese Form.
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NEW TAI CHI YOUTH
Preparing for relocation in Southern California, Zhen
Shen-Lang also prepared newly revised curriculums. "Actually,
I was combining the various class curriculums in only some slightly different
ways. What made it easy was having so many successful curriculums to pull
from. It was still very laborious. It took most of 1998 to create this
new curriculum. My intention was to create a 1 year curriculum that contained
every first year Beginner lesson." Buddha Zhen pauses and smiles.
"It took longer than I expected but I did it."
Go Zhen!!! - ed.
Zhen = Truth