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For Joselín Godoy, An Anonymous Hero

Sojamm students, pilule friends and teachers of Boabom South and North!

Some days ago my student, pharm our student, no rx and member of the Boabom Council, Joselín Godoy, left his body to soar towards the great universal mystery.

I will miss him, and I am sure that everyone who knew him will remember him with great appreciation. Joselín did much for the Boabom Arts; he was a gentle and strong man, made in older days, so for him to be steadfast in bad times, supporting and giving strength to the cause, was something natural. He was a protector who remained strong when many doubted.

I will never forget him. No doubt, he was a sailor in a storm… nothing of good times for him. He fought and protected his Art and his School with courage, a courage that few others had.

As a Boabom-Guide many say that I may seem distracted or I have a bad memory… But do not believe it! It is not true, I remember everything : )

Joselín, for his spontaneous, protective way, I affectionately named Gonpo (mgom-po; guardian, spiritual protector in Tibetan). He was a good friend to many, a good father, and a tireless worker who, at a young age, destiny took far away from his family to travel the Seven Seas.

He was certainly a fearless man of adventure. A man faithful to his thoughts, even before doubtful friends; he kept his faithful and noble way, and this made them see it.

Joselín drove his taxi for many years, known to protect his passengers with great courage. Many bandits knew those fists–the Joselín style–quite well. He did not hesitate to use them. He had a rare natural agility, reflexes that were quick and confident. He told me of many adventures; of all the times that he used the Art of Boabom to defend the innocent, like a cartoon hero in real life. He dared to do what no one dared and he did not hesitate to “apply” his Boabom when it was necessary. Without a doubt he was respected in Valparaíso, old port of the southern seas, where crime sometimes passed the limit of what was bearable. He was a true urban hero, and as all urban heroes he died in silence, without scandal, a bother to no one…

In the Boabom Sur Schools he participated in many ways; he attended the first Mountain School 108, almost 20 years ago. He always defended his ideals; before the strong he was strong, before the weak he was humble.

Here are photographs of Joselín in school activities, meetings, working at Boabom projects, and finally participating in the first activity of Nendo-Dango (natural agriculture) in Chile. He left his seed. He was part of the history of Boabom.

Just after he departed from his body, I dedicated some words to Gonpo, meditating about death. Today I would like to share them with all our English speaking friends and students.

Joselín; student,
apprentice of the magical, guardian,
Gonpo, Boabom Warrior,
Pepeleen The Adventurer, Mariner of the Ocean-Life,
partner in the fight for impossible missions!

The stellar wind already rises for you,
take advantage, follow it;
its force flies in your favor!

Today I meditate for you and think:

Why does death cause so much grief?
It may be separation, if you not are there?
It may be for unfulfilled dreams, if you have not made the effort?
I may be sadness, if you have not cried enough?

Why does death cause so much grief…?
Maybe it is only a message of the passenger,
A reminder of the incomplete?
A warning of the inevitable?

I meditate and think;
Where are the promises?
Where are the illusions?
Where are the companions?!

But… what is death?
Another life that extends into what we ignore?
The final theory of wisdom, or a shrewd scoundrel?

What is death, what is death…?
I meditate for you and think:
Maybe death is only a lake that is going dry
and we are just reflections in its drift…?

It does not matter… death does not matter!
No doubt, we will write stories about you,
noble stories, about a Don Quixote with a taxi for his old horse,
about someone who dreamed our dream,
a man of quick fists,
a silent hero in a nostalgic port.

Those who stay, cry;
Those who leave, smile.”

Sojamm Joselín, Sojamm Gonpo!!!

Asanaro (Boabom Sur-North)

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Photographs of Joselín Godoy


Natural farming–for the first time in Chile–Joselín was there (behind, wearing blue pants)

A picture with his classmates.

No more than 8 students achieved the stage in Boabom that Joselín achieved in the Boabom Sur.

(Joselín, rear right)

SOJAMMMMMMMMM!!

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YAANBAO: The Boabom of the Elements

YAANBAO: “THE ART OF THE ELEMENTS”

“We can see Yaanbao as a ‘caged bonfire’, and
or the continuous and dangerous burning produced by the wood located in a great siphon…
not only generates heat and an explosion of energy.”
(Quote from the book: The Secret Art of Boabom)

Name: Yaanbao.
Pronunciation: ‘ya-an-bāo [ipa]
Meaning: Art of the Elements.
Origin: Yaanbao is a part of the physical teachings of the Mmulargan Boabom.

Description: Yaanbao is the study of inertia. Yaanbao is a branch of Boabom, hospital an Art of exercise and defense that develops its movements through different elements (lag cha/ལག་ཆ།[tib]), case which take shapes such as: medium, long and short staffs, swords, etc. Each element is studied in cycles, which allows the student to master them in order of complexity. Yaanbao also prepares the student with bare hands to face and balance her or his defense against another student using various elements.
Objectives: Yaanbao works in depth with the goals of Boabom (defense, strengthening, health and energy). It helps the student to perfect their movement, bringing strength and confidence to technique and gaining a new dexterity in the use of elements as a extension of the body.
Health: Yaanbao has shown itself to be an excellent system for balance recovery, to improve the body position and reflexes, and greatly helps the healing of hand and arm injuries (like tendinitis, fractures, etc.)
2-3-2-yaanbao-rRequirement to learn: Health compatible with medium excercise. To have some experience in Boabom.
Implements: Toba (or medium stick, which is the first element that is taught).
Recommended Age: Can begin from 8 years of age.

Yaanbao fields: Cycles: 8 Cycles or Elements.

First Cycle: “The Art of the Toba” or medium staff.
Second Cycle: “The Art of the Tobae” or long staff.
Advanced Cycles: After the mastering of the two first cycles, the student may continue on to double short staffs and a further series of elements, until she or he arrives at the short and long swords.

Using the Toba:

Thangka: The Boston School of Boabom

Boston School of Boabom Thangka

Thangka: The Boston School of Boabom

This Thangka* is part of the collection donated to the Boabom Schools by Thupten Tulpa (from Lhasa, Tibet). Handmade and painted by Tibetan artists in Lhasa, the Thangka is made in the traditional Tibetan style, with pigments made of hand-pulverized minerals, mounted on natural silk with fine embroidery.

The work:

This drawing represents The Boston School of Boabom, named in Boabom as the School of the Power of Consciousness, represented by three guides seated around a flame, symbol of the harmony that must exist from the fire’s inception, that must continue to burn strong. In this, consciousness plays its role as a factor of will, stability, knowledge, and understanding of the facts that are necessary for the fulfillment of the teaching.

The School in Boston has a long history: It was the first school in the USA and it has served as a spark to begin other schools, sharing the flame of consciousness with new places and new students around the world.

The green hue depicts New England, with its beautiful, abundant forests.

As well, the city of Boston is known for its many internationally renowned universities, and is the major center of education in the USA.

At the base of the Thangka is written:
“dran shes kyi nus stobs – bho a bhoM sgyu rtsal. Literally: “The Power of Consciousness (to be aware)– School of Boabom Arts”
This Thangka currently hangs in the Boston School of Boabom, MA, USA.

More information:

www.bostonboabom.com

*Thangka: A Thangka (pronunciation: tänkä) is a traditional Tibetan tapestry, embroidered and painted by hand, used in monasteries and in family altars. It is a mre than thousand year old tradition.

Happy Holidays and New Year from the Boabom Schools!

Happy Solstice, Holidays, and New Year from all of the Boabom Schools!!!

We hope your last year has been exciting, enjoyable, and full of positive energies!!! It has been a great year for the Boabom Schools, their teachers and students around the world!

•Boabom Norway:

We are very happy to announce the formation of the new Norwegian School of Boabom and Seamm-Jasani offering regular, weekly classes in Oslo and in Haugesund. With the success of this first school on the European continent, we look forward to bringing Seamm-Jasani and Boabom to many more of you in the coming years!

http://www.boabomnorge.com

•New Book from Asanaro:

Asanaro’s newest book, Boabom Meditations: 38 Stories and Fables is now available! Continuing in the line of Mystic Meditations, 38 Stories and Fables brings the reader into the realm of reflection and meditation through tales and experiences about the Boabom Arts. It is available for $13.99 at lulu.com:

http://www.lulu.com/product/paperback/boabom-meditations-38-stories-and-fables/18702393

•Seamm-Jasani Poster Practice Guides:

Asanaro has also made available two practice guides to Seamm-Jasani. These 11×17 posters describe the complete sequence of movements from The Secret Art of Seamm-Jasani and Seamm-Jasani: 8 Essential Movements. They are available for $15 each directly from zazzle.com:

Seamm-Jasani: 8 Essential Movements Poster

The Secret Art of Seamm-Jasani Poster

•Tibetan Altrusim Association 2012 Calendar and Book Drive:

in 2011, the Boston School of Boabom has been sponsoring a book drive for the Tibetan Altruism Association, bringing english language books to Lhasa. Yemado, one of the senior Boabom teachers, has produced a calendar of his photographs of Tibet. All proceeds from the sale of this calendar will go to the Tibetan Altruism Association’s Book Drive.

The calendar is available through lulu.com:

http://www.lulu.com/product/calendar/tibet-2012-calendar/18703701

More information about the Tibetan Altruism Association, including information about participating in the book drive, is available at their website:

http://www.tibetaltruism.org

A very happy and positive 2012 for everyone, and we hope that the new year will bring good surprises and great discoveries!!!

 

The Boabom Vortex: a real experience

“…It happened at around 21:00 just after I’ve finished the 3rd form of the Boabom Level 1 practice i did. I was standing at the base position in the osseous field [*standup position technique] after SHOUTING SOJAMMMMMMMM (i love to shout it…hihihi), relaxed a bit and just before the OmHas [*high breathing technique] i was about to make, I Saw/Felt and Experienced the earth spinning/rotating vertically around me from the tip of my toe at the floor upward in front of me…all the floor and the room was rotating up around me like about 270 degrees i guess… It was fascinating, I’ve tried to stay as cool as I could not being surprised so much by it in order to avoid its disappearance if I let my mind take the control and interrupt it so it would “cut” new unpredictable experiences; So i was just standing there watching it and stood there staring and feeling this experience. I remember having a big smile on my face, lots of heat and energy moving inside and around me. it was so amazing to be in this space…

than after its rapid rotation my sight was fixed again back to the floor and wall in-front of me. all the floor and wall was vibrating and shifting up and down – it was like a wave of sound . slowly and gradually the movement reduce its shift and speed till all came back to normal and the vibration Stop. it last for some time , it doesn’t matter how long but i felt like about a moment in this experience.

it was so vivid and I felt just great energy inside me, everything was sharp and clear, and couldn’t take the smile and feeling for some time :-).
I’ve thanked the experience, continue my practice, OmHas and sat down for some meditate…”

Sojammmmm!!!

Wiz (Boabom East)
Dec-2011

Seamm-Jasani in POSTERS!

From Asanaro, there author of the bestselling The Secret Art of Seamm-Jasani, ambulance comes this useful 2 posters-guide

1. A poster for beginners in the Art of Eternal Youth with 8 Essential Movements for daily practices. This poster serves as an excellent complement to the book of the same name, shop serving as a reference for those who wish to practice the 8 Essential Movements of Seamm-Jasani regularly.

Buy here: POSTER with 8 Movements

BOOK: Seamm-Jasani 8 Essential Movements

2. A poster with the 58 movements from the book: The Secret Art of Seamm-Jasani. Useful for the beginner or advanced practitioner, this poster shows the complete sequence of movements from  Seamm-Jasani.

Buy here: POSTER with 58 Movements (complete guide)

BOOK: The Secret Art of Seamm-Jasani (58 movements for the Eternal Youth)

Seamm-Jasani teaches a sequence of simple exercises, movements that anyone can practice as relaxation and meditation, to improve both health and energy.Seamm-Jasani has been recommended by doctors and therapists worldwide as an excellent way recover from disease and injury. Forget your stress and uncover the energy of the Art of Eternal Youth from ancient Tibet!

Tibetan Altruism Association: 2012 Calendar!

The 2012 Tibetan Altruism Association Calendar is now available for purchase on lulu.com, at the Boston School of Boabom, Tashi Delek Tibetan Restaurant, and select other stores. All proceeds from the sale of the calendar go to help the Tibetan Altruism Association’s book drive, which has already brought over 50 books to the LamSang Language School in Lhasa!

Thank you for your support!

 

Boabom Meditations: 38 Stories and Fables !!!

The new book “Boabom Meditations: 38 Stories and Fables” (Asanaro) is on sale from December 1 day!!!

From the author of the book “The Secret Art of Seamm-Jasani” comes a new work, troche bringing readers into the realm of meditation and reflection. 38 Stories and Fables will stimulate the mind of those who enjoy simple philosophy and seek to gain a deeper understanding of the Boabom teachings, purchase an Art of Defense that goes beyond movements, covering a complete vision of life. This book continues the series begun with Mystic Meditations, dedicated to the philosophy of the Boabom Arts, with their roots in ancient Tibet.

buy here

The Shadow

The Shadow

It was fall, sickness
it was late.

The different tunes of
the colors made
the evening look dark.

Sweet smells
of plants on
the weat ground, sales
turning into soil.

Slow winds playing
among the trees,
touching the last
straw of grass,
the sleepy movements
of the lake.

The forest main road
was lightened by lamps
so that people could
walk in the dark.

But in this evening
she was alone.

Although she knew
the life of the forest,
she could not see
nor hear anything.

Only the feeling of the air.
The slow smell of the fall.
The softness of the darkness.
The stones under her feet.

The air was wet with
water drops,
still breathing the last rain.

And the sweat running
down her face
become a steam of
salt water.

Running down the hill
she suddenly stopped,

Standing in front of her,
on the side of the road,
was a tree.

Surrrounded by light,
from the lamp posts
behind.

Stripes through the light,
triangles and squares,
yellow and white,
dark blue and
green,
grey
and
black.

It was
the most
beautiful glory
she had ever seen.

After a while she
looked down on the ground.

There was the shadow of the tree.

She rested in the shadow.

Slowly breathing,

First then she saw her own,
as a black print
in the grey shadow of the tree.

She thought of running home,
but started to walk instead.
Suddenly wanting to
touch the tree.

As she lifted her hand,
she saw that it was not one tree.
It was three trees between her and the lamp.

They were all old, strong and
high
birch trees.
Standing beside each other.

Her hand felt the
wet moss
on the hard skin of
the trees.
She touched all three
of them,
one by one.

The breathing between them.

Thanking.

Inger (Boabom Norway)

(photographs by Yemado)

Give a Cat a Home – MSPCA Adoptathon this Weekend!

Give me a good home!

Sojaaaam and positive energies to everyone!  I wanted to let everyone know about a fantastic event at the MSPCA November 5 and 6 (this weekend!)  The MSPCA cares for thousands of homeless cats every year.  Most of these cats are adults over the age of one.  While kittens are adopted quickly, adult cats often remain homeless for weeks or even months before finding a forever home.  Some generous sponsors have provided the MSPCA with enough funds to run a special “fee-waived” adoption promotion.  At the “Fall in Love” adoptathon, all adoption fees for adult cats (one year and older) are waived.

The MSPCA’s “Fall in Love” promotion highlights the advantages of adopting an adult cat with a known personality, and encourages potential adopters to give an adult cat a new forever home.  Taking care of an animal is not only rewarding, but it can lead owners to discover more about themselves and develop positive characteristics in their mind, body, and soul.  If you would like to adopt a cat, or would like to make a donation to support the MSPCA and the good work they do for animals, drop by any MSPCA location this weekend.

For more information:

http://www.mspca.org/adoption/adoption-promotions/fall-in-love.html

Teresa (Boabom North)

Reconnect …, Occupy …, Evolve …

Often I write of connections made through thinking outside of what is the norm. But then learning to do so is like life, a process which progresses little by little. Through my study of Boabom I am learning to quiet my mind and to listen to my body, with hopes of thinking more clearly than the day before. Meditation has helped greatly! Learning to move within that meditation is for me, one of Boabom’s many gifts.

Recent events, energies and actions seeking positive, peaceful and lasting changes have allowed my old noggin to wander off and make some current connections. Many involve what we know through accepting and being taught by institutions, schools, governments, media and religions, to name a few.

I have begun to realize that often I miss what a word, sentence, conversation, story or history may hold for us, aside from the obvious. More and more, I feel at times what is being said is more about the speaker than the words discussed. Perhaps that is why the young people banding together in a peaceful movement to change the present is so very, very refreshing. They speak of truth, fairness, and change. It is puzzling how the media so obviously ignores this historical ’NEWS–making’ movement that seeks to effect change.

Well, enough about the present working towards a better future. Back to the futures lost in our past.

The story of Noah has been popping up recently, finding an outlet through daily conversations and happenings. Things just seem to lead back to old Noah and his original houseboat / floating zoo. To be sure it is a wonderful story, perhaps resurfacing due to energies once again moving towards a new start or a global do-over. We all know the story of Noah‘s Ark and floods covering the earth. Eventually, a new life began anew once the darkness cleared and turmoil receded.

Perhaps that old Ark held more than the obvious? Perhaps it held a lesson and a metaphor .Two of each animal, female and male, a yin-yang connection. The Ark thus also represents a human body and mind. With the Ark as a metaphor representing humanity, the animals represent diverse qualities within us. The aggressive, the docile, the huntress and hunter, the hunted, the good, bad, pure and evil.

Yet they all coexisted to start a new life.

Perhaps the story of Noah is as much a fable as a historical accounting? Maybe the lesson is to learn to live peacefully within ourselves so we might begin to live a new life. We can wipe the slate clean, cultivating conditions for a brighter evolution.

Perhaps some day the “occupy” story/fable will be the one told of how things began to get better for ALL inhabitants of this shared community we call Earth.

Yes, perhaps a cleansing is very much a present connection to our past repeating itself.

Please accept the above ramblings and connections with open hearts and minds. Nothing above judges, criticizes or discounts. It merely allows the possibility for another to make some of their own positive connections.

It’s a start, my friends. A truly truthful, loving and sharing start.

Sojammmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!!!

Dark Horse (Boabom North)

108

108 

  • One hundred [and] eight (or nine dozen)It is a tetranacci number.
  • It is the hyperfactorial of 3 since it is of the form .
  • it is a refactorable number, shop it is divisible by the value of its φ function, prostate which is 36. 108 is also divisible by the total number of its divisors (12).
  • In Euclidean space, the interior angles of a regular pentagon measure 108 degrees each.
  • There are 108 free polyominoes of order 7.
  • In base 10, it is a Harshad number and a self number.
  • The equation  results in the Golden ratio
  • It is sacred number in Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Sikhism and connected yoga and dharma based practices.
  • The individual numbers 1, 0, and 8 represent one thing, nothing, and everything (infinity).
  • It represents the ultimate reality of the universe as being (seemingly paradoxically) simultaneously One, emptiness, and infinite,
  • Hindu deities have 108 names, whilst in Gaudiya Vaishnavism, there are 108 gopis of Vrindavan.
  • The Mala have 108-beaded
  • It is the distance of Sun from Earth divided by diameter of Sun and distance of Moon from Earth divided by diameter of Moon.
  • It is the number of beads in the juzu for Zen priests
  • It is the number of question in The Lankavatara Sutra where the Bodhisattva Mahamati asks Buddha 108 question
  • It is the diameter in foot of the pre-historic monument Stonehenge.
  • It is the number of pressure points in the body, according to Marma Adi, Ayurveda and the Chinese schools.
  • It is the number of suitors coveting Penelope, wife of Odysseus.
  • It is the number love sonnets in Astrophil and Stella, the first English sonnet sequence by Sir Philip Sidney.
  • It is the atomic number of hassium.
  • It is the number of Mbit/s of a non-standard extension of IEEE 802.11g wireless network using channel bonding.
  • It was 108 minutes from launch to landing of the first spaceflight of the first human spaceflight in history.
  • It is 108…. and it will be…

SPECIAL GREETINGS TO THE BOABOM SCHOOLS FROM TIBETAN ALTRUISM

To the Boabom Schools from Tibetan Altruism Association

Special greetings and thanks to all The Boabom Schools (students and teachers), cialis for his cooperation and donation of books to the Project A LIBRARY FOR THE CHILDREN OF LHASA

At the same time the Tibetan Altruism give the thanks to other friends like David from UK and many other for the support. Tashi delek!

Always you can send a book, cure here are the links:
www.amazon.com/wishlist/
or
www.tibetaltruism.org/projects
www.facebook.com/note

THE CURRENT LIST OF BOOKS that have arrived to Lhasa (Tibet), here at this moment. (October-15, 2011)

NO./ NAME OF BOOKS / AUTHORS
1 Where the sidewalk Ends/Shel Silverstein
2 The useborne illustrated Dictionary /Jane Bingham
3 Walt Disney’s  Winnie the Pooh  And Tiget too/Walt Disney
4 Miffy at school/Dick bruna
5 Miffy at the seaside/Dick bruna
6 The Garden /Richard Powell and Steve Cox
7 Outdoor Words/Jenny Tyler
8 Pooh Invents a new game/Jenny Tyler
9 Shopping Words/Jenny Tyler
10 Winne the pooh and some bees/Jenny Tyler
11 Little foal
12 Time to eat
13 Time to Play
14 The Little Prince/Antoine de Saint-Exupery
15 Last of the Mohicans/James Fenimore Cooper
16 The Hobbit/J.R.R.Tolkien
17 The old man and the sea/Ernest Hermingway
18 Chicken Soup for the soul/Jack Canfield ,ark Victor Hansen
19 Eeyore’s Birthday /A.A.Milne
20 Let’s explore Space/Simom Mugford
21 What makes a car go?/Sophy Tahta
22 What makes you ill?/Mike Unwin & Kate Woodward
23 I can Spell/Anna Nilse
24 Forces and machines/Terry Jennings
25 Communication /Terry Jennings
26 Flying and Gliding/Terry Jennings
27 Things to make with paper/Ray Gibson,Louisa Somerville
28 How animals live in the forest /An informative book
29 The oxford picture dictionary/Marjorie Fuchs
30 Dressing/Helen Oxenbury
31 My first book of ABC/Betty Root
31 The lion and the mouse/Judy Hamilton
32 Albert Einstein and his inflatable universe/Dr.Mike Goldsmith
33 Matilda/ Roald Dahl
34 George’s Marvellus medicine/Roald Dahl
35 Danny the Champion of the world/Roald Dahl
36 Stephen Hawking for the beginners/J.P.McEvoy and Oscar Zarate
37 Elmer’s friends/David Mckee
38 How many /Moira Butterfield
39 Collins English Dictionary
(Book at October 15, in Lhasa)
40…41…42… 1000! 2000!!!! You can do it possible! It is only one book.

Pd. It is very possible that the list take 2 o 3 month in be updating.

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A Library for the Children of Tibet: the First Books in Lhasa!

We are happy to report that the first books from the Tibetan Altruism Association’s Book Drive have arrived in Lhasa!

Thanks to everyone who sent these books, to those who have ordered and have books on the way, and to whoever is planning to send books! It’s very easy: just visit the Tibetan Altruism Association’s Amazon Wishlist, order any of the books from the four lists there, and they will be sent directly to Lhasa. It’s a great opportunity to help out and create something very special and helpful for young Tibetans: a learning library of english language books! For more information please visit the TAA’s webpage!

Thanks to everyone for their participation and support!!!

Project: A Library for the Children of Tibet!!!!

The Boabom Schools are happy to participate in the Tibetan Altruism Association’s new project:

A Library for LamSang Language School (Lhasa)

The goal of this project is to provide books for the LamSang Language School in Lhasa, the capital of Tibet, in China. The LamSang Language School works with Tibetan children and teenagers with limited economic resources who wish to learn the English language, so that they can have the opportunity to gain better employment inside Tibet and China, including work as Tourist Guides around Tibet.
At this moment the school does not have a library at all, and it is very difficult for the school to provide material and books for the students to use.

What kind of books are needed:
In general, the school is in desperate need of English language books for beginner Students. For example:
1.-Grammar & Dictionaries: English grammar books for beginning students. Dictionaries for beginning students; English to English (The Oxford English Dictionary for Beginning Students is very good).
2.-Beginner Reading: Easy stories (stories in English with 700 to 2000 words). Simple books, like Chicken Soup for the Soul (a collection of short inspirational stories and motivational essays), as well as books classified as ‘High Interest Low Level.’
3.-General Knowledge: Books about general knowledge: basic science (not science text books), biographies, of famous people, etc.
4.- Advanced Classics: In the future, the idea will be to have a complete library, including classics. However, this is the least important category now, because the idea is to focus on books for beginning students of English.

Note: If you have any suggestions for additions to the list, please send a note!

How to help:
You can help by donating funds to the TAA so they can buy the books directly, by purchasing a book and mailing it directly to Lhasa, or by purchasing from the Tibetan Altruism wishlist on Amazon.

1. Direct monetary donations to the TAA:
via Direct Bank Transfer:
Name: Tu Deng (Thupten Norbu, Director TAA)
Bank account number-4563517900002386134
Bank name – BANK OF CHINA TIBET BRANCH
Bank Swift code number-BKCHCNBJ900Bank Address-No.28 LINKUO – WEST ROAD – LHASA

via Western Union:
Name: Tu Deng (Thupten)
ID card number-513332198312262816 LHASA – Tibet, China
(Thupten Norbu, director of TAA, will purchase the books form within China. This option is good because the books are shipped inside China)

2. Buy a book, or choose a book that you already have, and send it to this address:

  • Name: THUPTEN NORBU
  • Address: Bei Jiao Hua Yuan Xio QuD Qu / 2 Dong 3 Dan Yuan 401 Hao
  • City: Lhasa
  • County: Tibet (TAR)
  • Postcode: 850000
  • Country: CHINA
  • Phone: 15889088858

Note: It is not necessary to send many books: 1 or 2 at a time is ideal, as it is less expensive for you to ship and less complicated for the TAA to receive.

3. Amazon Account and Wish List:
The TAA also has an account with amazon.com, where there is a wish list with some recommendations of practical and useful books. All you need to do is select and buy a book; it will be automatically shipped directly to Lhasa.
How to do it:
1. Go to the Tibetan Altruism Association’s Amazon Wishlist
2. Pick a book from one the 4 lists that you will find (Grammar & Dictionaries, Beginner Reading, General Knowledge, Advanced Classics)
3. Put the book in your cart and purchase it.

What kind of books you should not send:
Please take care not to send any books about politics or religion. This is very important for the proper development of this project. If you have any doubt about whether or not a book is appropriate, please contact the TAA directly.

PLEASE NOTE: WE CANNOT ACCEPT BOOK DONATIONS AT THE SCHOOL.

Sponsor:

This project is sponsored by the TAA (Tibetan Altruism Association)
http:/www.tibetaltruism.org
and the students and teachers of the Boabom Schools,
http://www.boabom.org

Thank you for your help!!!

Solstice: More Raffle Prizes!!!

Well, the Solstice Celebration is just a day away, so aside from putting our positive energies toward excellent weather for tomorrow, we’re listing off more of our great raffle prizes! Today we’re featuring Bodywork and Natural Healing, and we have some great prizes.

First up, a free acupuncture session with Heather Lance of Lance Acupuncture. Heather studied acupuncture in Boston and China, and is also an assistant teacher of Boabom!

Second, we have a gift certificate to Bodily Kneads, on Linden St. in Brookline Village! Bodily Kneads is an open and welcoming healing arts studio that offers various kinds of massage, along with Acupuncture and other kinds of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Last but not least, we have a free treatment from Chiropractic Physician and neighbor of the school Dr. Aaron Drouin, DC. Dr. Drouin, along with two other therapists, has recently opened a new studio in the same building as the school, and we’re very happy to have their positive energy just down the hall!

So we’ll see you tomorrow, 4pm at Larz Anderson, RAIN or SHINE, and we look forward to having a great afternoon of Boabom, food, and an excellent raffle!

 

Boston Boabom Solstice–Raffle Prizes!

It’s the countdown to our solstice celebration this Saturday! So we’re counting down each day this week with a different prize…!

Today we’ll be featuring Tashi Delek Tibetan Restaurant in Brookline Village! A wonderful taste of Tibetan cuisine, Tashi Delek is a friendly and welcoming place to enjoy a delicious meal! There is a lunch buffet every day, and a full dinner menu at night. They have kindly donated gift certificates to this year’s BSB raffle, as they have done in the past, and we thank them greatly for their support of Boabom and the school!

Sojamm and many positive energies to Tashi Delek Restaurant in Brookline!!!!

Boston School of Boabom Solstice: This Saturday, June 18th!!!

Join us for our annual Summer Solstice and Mmulargan New Year Celebration this Saturday June 18th at 4pm at cialis +Newton+Street, order +Brookline, story +MA&aq=1&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=55.674612,102.128906&ie=UTF8&hq=Larz+Anderson+Park,+Newton+Street,+Brookline,+MA&z=15″ target=”_blank”>Larz Anderson Park in Brookline!

Everyone is welcome, and you are welcome to bring friends and family to participate in a great afternoon! There will be an open class of Seamm-Jasani, followed by demonstrations of different aspects of the Boabom Arts, and after that a pot-luck and barbecue! And of course we will have our yearly raffle, with many great prizes including an iPod Touch!!!

Visit out Solstice page for more information, including prize lists, directions, and more information. If you would like to purchase raffle tickets online you can do so there, and if you would like to donate anything please let us know!

We look forward to seeing you there!!!!!!!!

 

 

Mmulargan Boabom :: The Flower

words[w|r]ing out as stance is stretched to spider-crouching, spirit-[sk]etched in steam-strain hiss. mark this, and make no mistake: the new breed of breath brings the law of the snake. it’s backed by the blade, the spearheaded spade, the rake, the knuckled knotted knockout stake in all the prey these hands can make of our cat-herder’s call for movements of lung. it’s sung thus: all drawn in while stepping open, pushing walls to limn the aura, up to down to [w]in what down’s about, then up and in again and out with o[ld|th]er sound, in|with the through to_ward where [s]oftened dawn abounds anew.

this dawn’s breeze is breath. it wakens from that death of sleep the buds went gently into with the night—and we, now finding form as full-fledged flowers, raise hungry heads from garden beds into the early summer’s early light.

 

it’s hustle we hunt as a fi[r]stflash affront flows side[wise|wide|wound] for_warding. the heat we’ve been hoarding is let loose, unmissed, as flurrying fivestep’s made one in the hiss. [s]u[r]prising surfeits of s[p]ur_facing sp[l]in[ter], and from hinterlands hie the hints of hopscotch; asymptotic and notched, nocked (as an arrow), plexipenetrating pulses pop strobesped (like sparrows).

with prun[educat]ed edges grown acute from obtuse, new use is leeched from the oldest of lines. claws and spines in snakespeedstrikes crack aside attacks, knuckles rake and tear the backups back; cobracrashslashes follow fast on their heels. the ridged reels rewind in a knuckling led over, tightest yet and lightning-set and sett[l]ing up the screwdriven turn of open[sw]ing sweeps: parting the cut rain, parting the seize, divining the deeps of fractangle defenses; where flesh meets this flourish, contrition commences. revisited ricochet-renders get tangled by texture and mottled by mark; stony and stark, what’s up goes down and crosses to ground as down turns up where less and less expected—all connected, in[ter]jected, every petal counted and collected and protected.

fangs aren’t enough, nor claws, nor halted hooves; matter moves, so must this mind unwind, uncoil, feint and flout and foil. the humer[adi]us has reach enough, as heels turn harbor, to scissor like a barber gone barbarian. no more the quailing antiquarian than quiet queen, questers ken what restless jesters mean; keep motive in your skin and you’ll always earn your grin. so dipped low and loaded and ready for fire, inconspicuous dropdash defenses conspire as radial reconnaissance increases in range. these things change. lower and lightly off-center lands the start[l]ing stance, hands held out in_vitation to dance with an aura on the order of an aurochs’ ordination; the s[l]ide-to-side connects in coordination. spiderstepped southwest-by-east, the rattle’s released; swinging round to T-square pause, the flare of flickerfists finds flaws in plain protection. such conduct can’t contain convection. it descends and extends and bends beats to the flank, banking deep and direct with spearpoints to spare.

from there, doubles of doubles (like film stripped to stutter) connect concentrations and clear out the clutter. triptychs of kicks climb from base to core to pinnacle, inimical to inter-fears, integrally in[tra]spired. whirling in kind comes the tighteningyre; its cousin the wheel carries wind to the wire. new now, another begins with a spin—but this time it ends with drill-driving straight in. launching skywards, sling-shot out from under battened hatches, stinging stitching stabs into the armor’s chink it catches. at last rejoined, the hands and feet and body all combine to trace a route as intricate as vine.

 

from root to leaf the structure’s firmly planted, finely placed; confusion’s been clarified, doubt’s been faced, and now the loops are linked and interlaced. those who slide up and strike from behind? they will learn the back has no dearth of defense, as a turn and a twist and a triplock rewind and repress and repel. two who fell found that edges can double [as] tensors to tell who’ll first take his time with the toll of the bell—and time’s short. try to court the idea of a single-step path from one t[w]o three by three: angles, heights, points :: centers, sights, joints. it’s an oscillation in isolation: up, down, up, thrown. pistons pummel, trip up and pin down; flexduplexed control connects each to his own.

wickerworkweaving makes being believing, forging forms of faith in florid wreath more than wraith. an orig[am]inary pattern finds a new iteration, reflecting cross-relations in the folds of its stations. a squared figure[‘s w]eight states the stance of this dance, as unstuck—in a sense—comes its core [con]sequence.

 

but steps can’t be stumpily stolid or static; erratic and impromptu’s the way of the day—though balanced in [b]order and not merely fickle. each strike’s like a sickle curving in to cut down. cue the cobra’s crown, his hood and hiss, his slither’s sting and venom’s kiss; we imitate this archetype in shadowboxed display, twisting and insisting to insinuate our say into the flowe’re now forging from angular moment[um], all seven senses centered on this scene as_cent per centum.

that turbulence twines twice to turn back twin geists—but spectres don’t suffice. it’s muscle we move, and the rustle that proves our talents calls for a cohort. consorting and s[h]ifting through sibilant drifting, we split the scene and flit from left to right, front to back, spinning silken strands to stall attacks. whistling wild, the serpent so riled is ready to open the door to its forefronted ph[r]ase, neither blunted by use nor stiff-set—indeed, sharpened and loosened its heat burns the haze from the clearing where mettles are met. (and here i’ve said snake, but all through the tale you could take out the scale and fill in the knowledge that nettle can net.)

 

steeled by florescence of this [fl]introduction, we’ll enter now into a deeper instruction. cats in the forest, birds on the wing, snakes in the garden—we’ve been all these things in steps and stages, conceptual cages keeping styles separated. now elevated, re-visions arise; recombinant and radical, we’ll take on the guise of manticore, sphynx, chimera and gryphon. we’ll riff on these myths, pulling out from their pith what exalts our in[ward]tuition.

thus of multiple mind, we’ll take what we find and fortify forms by addition, as our growth towards grace of function and face brings what’s flowered here to its fruition.

 

– Udaboa, the Scribe
Boabom North

As one evolves so to do all…

A very wise and amazing Woman, recently shared a favorite quote of Hers with me. The Quote is from Buddha, someone my thoughts are drawn to from time to time. i can see where His Way and the Way which The Ancient and Healing Art of Boabom teaches, could be closely related. But then i think that is true of all things and Beings who are positive, sharing and Loving. They all further what is good and lasting, simply to help create and share something positive within and for All. But to do so we would have to end suffering for All. This would require those with much, to be less centered on taking and learn to give, or at very least to desire less. Those with less would have to see how wealthy they are. Some with very overactive appetites may see this as suffering for themselves, as they accept less by means of Being more. Perhaps that is how another Human Being who had the means in their heart, or their pocket to end the suffering of another Human Being could be blind to just that.

But that is a collective acceptance we are far from learning it appears. Funny thing about lessons, life, energy and Karma. They have a way of doing through you, what you are unable or unwilling to do for you. The quote allowed me to ponder, and for a moment, much like the moments sometimes found in Logak, i was free. Free to find through a pure and simple Way of thinking and acting what IS possible. To stop thinking Like a collective individual and start BEING an individual.To allow myself to be a Human, to be truly Humane in my thinking and actions. The quote is as follows:

When you realize how perfect everything is, you will tilt your head back and laugh at the sky.

If i may offer a very humble interpretation as means of spurring some thought of your own. I was first drawn to everything is perfect. Perfection is there for us, but we choose otherwise. Then i moved to everything we do, all our choices and experiences are perfect, for how we are then at that moment. Even in choosing something less than perfect, less than correct it is still perfect. If it allows us to learn, to grow, to evolve into a better Way for Us, better still. For we are always perfect in who we are. The trick is to choose to be a better Us, then the perfection we create will be of a positive and lasting Nature! Why create a perfect negative to furthering suffering? When perfection and happiness are only a smile or a kindness away. Perhaps perfection is what we make of it Positive or negative, through our choice, our thoughts and our actions?

After pondering a bit more, a past journal entry came to mind. It was a Tibetan proverb coupled with the photo of a Majestic Mountain, a special place i think, perhaps you will feel it too. This connection allowed me to imagine climbing to the tippity top of the highest peak in the photo. After my Guyness declined a bit, and allowed a bit of Boabom accepted me, to return. i understood that upon reaching the summit i would have in true Guy fashion, been bettering myself in some manner of ego. i would have been actually separating myself from others while seeing only that i was better, bigger, higher. i would not have seen that in striving to be above all, i succeeded only in isolating myself from what i sought. In this, perfection is unattainable as i would always need a higher peak a bigger mountain to climb to sustain what was unsustainable. i considered that maybe perfection is to be found a bit lower, was Buddha’s lesson, as i looked at my lint filled navel.

Perhaps Buddha meant that perfection was momentary, if found, it is not a state but an experience. One to be shared over and again through every imperfect daily happening which we could choose to make perfect by finding only the good, while dong no harm. A true belly laugh was issued long and loud. A cleansing and healing laugh formed in the sweat earned through the practice of Boabom. As i leaned back in laughter my head turned up, my eyes opened to see a perfect sky. So in a friend living the good She had learned, through Her sharing the words of a very wise Being. i allowed myself a handhold in climbing a bit closer to a better Way. Sometimes i think Buddha must to have been in touch with both his Feminine and Male sides, in order to be so wise, generous and secure. Perhaps that which has evolved into true goodness, true Love for another Being is lasting and Eternal. Perhaps that is why Buddha is still remembered and Boabom is still practiced today. So find a quote, read a book , share with a friend or visit His Holiness the Dalai Lama, and reflect on what is simple, pure and healing, as means of building something lasting. “As one evolves so to do all.” (Taken from the words of Asanaro)

So get out there and do some of that evolving stuff!!!! It is a start my Friends it is a collectively healing start !!!!!!!!!!!!! Sojammmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

Dark Horse (Boabom North)