“An oral expression is a water bubble: one action is a little piece of gold.”
(Tibetan Proverb)

This section of the website is dedicated to Boabom terms used throughout this site.We have added some western and eastern terms, denture patient old and new, online about philosphic concepts and techniques.
We make reference to the IPA (International Phonetic Alphabet) for some of the words.The Boabom language uses its own way to write but this is not available on the internet.
Abbreviations:Boabom (bb.); Sanskrit (sans.); Tibetan (tib.); Chinese (ch.); Japanese (jpn.); contemporary terms (c.t.).


  • Acharya (sans.):Guide or instructor. From the root “char” or “charya” (conduct) and thus literally connotes “one who teaches by conduct (example)”.
  • Acupuncture (c.t.): Chinese system of medicine through the use of needles in specific zones of the body. Derived from the belief system of yoga. Origin: late 17th century, search from Latin “acu” ‘with a needle’ and “puncture”.
  • Ahimsa (sans.): Non-violence. See: mi ‘tshe ba (tib.).
  • Aikido (jpn.): Martial art of Japanese origin, developed in the 20th century.
  • Am’ato or aam-ato (bb./aam ‘atə): A respectuful way to say “teacher” or “teaching” inside of the Boabom Arts. See: ston pa (tib.).
  • Astral Travel: A state in which the energy of living beings leaves the physical body.
  • Bamso (bb./bäm’so): A concept that implies the capacity to have lucid dreams.It is a way to meditate within the dreams. See: rmi lam (tib.).
  • boabom_tibBoabom (bb./bōəβom): Is a mantra word that covers the idea of “defense”, “potential”, “protection”, “internal energy”, “vitality”, and “osseous strength” (flexible and solid at the same time). This term is used in a generic way for all the Boabom Arts of relaxation, meditation and defense. By custom, the Art of Defense taught in this tradition is also called simply Boabom.
  • Boabom Council (bb.+c.t.): An organization (non-political and non-religious) which has as its goal or mission the guidance of all the Boabom schools from the pedagogy point of view.It is formed by Boabom teachers.
  • bodBöd (tib./pʰø): In writing, also called Peu (or Peuyul). The country that covers the Himalayas and the high plateau of Asia. Bod is the Tibetan name for “Tibet”.
  • Bskal pa (tib.): See: kalpa (sans.).
  • Chakra (sans./’ch äkrə): “Wheel” or “Circle”.
  • Chi-Kung (ch.): Chinese system of physical and breathing exercises; derived from Kung-Fu.
  • Chiropracty: Therapy through a specific type of massage, directed principally to the back.
  • Dbugs ring du gtong ba (tib.): Sanskrit: pranayama. Extend the breathing.
  • Dkyil ‘khor (tib.): Sanskrit: mandala. Literally in Tibetan “centre and surroundings”. Charts or diagrams that have the goal of meditation.
  • gsang-bai-skadGsang ba’i skad (tib.): See: guhyamantra (sans.)
  • Guhyamantra (sans.): Tibetan: gsang ba’i skad. Secret language, the language of a secret system, or code language.guhyamantra_sans
  • himalaya_tibHimalayas (sans.): Tibetan: hi-ma-la-ya. From hima”= ‘snow’ andālaya”= ‘abode’. The great mountain range in northern India
  • Hinayana (sans.): Tibetan: theg cung. Theravada is the right term. A branch of Buddhist philosophy.
  • Judo (jpn.): Japanese system of wrestling, developed in the 19th century (of this era).
  • kalpa_sansKalpa (sans.): In Tibetan: bskal pa. See :Yuga.
  • Karate (jpn./kəˈrätē): “Empty Hand”. Martial art the japanese named in this way in the 20th century. The roots of the system that people call Karate are in Okinawa. At the same time the Okinawa martial arts were brought from China in the 6th century.
  • Khengs bskyungs (tib.): “Humbleness”, “humility”, casting away of pride. Showing modesty in any moment.
  • Kung-Fu (ch./’kə-ng’fo): “Ability” (Gong-fu). From “gōng”=‘merit’ and “fú”= ‘master’. In general, any technique of self-defense or martial art of Chinese origin. The root of the kung-fu came from India.
  • Lag cha (tib.):Tool, instrument, hand weapons.
  • Lus rtsal (tib.): Or “lü-tse”. Physical movements or exercices.
  • Magnetism (c.t.): Universal energy that gathers all, coming especially from the physical body.
  • Mahayana (sans./mähə’yänə): “The great road”. One of the two major traditions of Buddhism, now practiced in a variety of forms in Tibet, Japan, and Korea.
  • Man ngag (tib.): Sanskrit: upadesha. The most superior type of oral instruction. It is a direct and strong teaching from the teacher to the student, not through books or in an open way.
  • Mantra (sans.): Tibetan: sngags. Key word-sound, which seeks to open or develop the energy of those who repeat the term.Literally “instrument of thought”, from “man”= “think”.
  • Mi ‘tshe ba (tib.): Sanskrit: ahimsa. Non-violence, non-harm, to be patient and gentle with people.
  • Mmulargan (bb./mool–är-gän): Literally translates as “School”, or in other words, the fundament of the teaching or the circle of the students and the Boabom teachers.It is also a formal way to name the Boabom Schools.
  • Mmulmmat (bb.): A mythic place that describes the origins of the Boabom Arts before this kalpa. See the book: The Legend of Mmulmmat.
  • Nang-srung (tib.): Internal Defense. One of concept which describes Boabom as an Art that involves inner strength or inner energy.
  • Osseous Boabom (c.t.+bb): A way to refer to Boabom in its form as an Art of Defense.The term “osseous” (with a nature similar to that of bones) is used to transmit the idea that the movements of this Art are solid, light and flexible at the same time.
  • Peuyul (tib.): Bod. Another way to write Bod or Tibet (“Peu”= “böd/yul”= “country”).
  • pranaPrana (sans./’pränə): Tibetan: pr’a-Na. Breath, considered as a life-giving force.
  • Pranayama (sans./pränə’yämə): Breathing Techniques. The regulation of the breath through certain techniques and exercises. From “prana”= ‘breath’ and “yama”= ‘restraint’. Extend the breathing.
  • Reiki (jpn.): Therapy that works with energy. Originated in Japan.
  • Rlabs po che (tib.): Great waves, or great energy or force.
  • Rmi lam (tib.): Dream, dreaming.
  • Rmi ltas (tib.): Dream omens.
  • Seamm-Jasani (bb./se’am-m ‘ha-‘sa-ni): The Art of Active Meditation, or more literally, “the perfection of the softness”.It is one basic branch of The Boabom Arts.
  • Sgom pa (tib.): Or gom-pa. Sanskrit: bhavana. To cultivate, to visualize, to meditate.
  • Shiatsu (jpn.): Therapeutic Japanese massage.
  • Skumnye (tib.):Body energy massage. General term that identifies certain types of exercises related to the Tibetan Buddhist tradition.
  • Skurtsal (tib.):Physical skill or dexterity. Corporeal expressivity or spunk.
  • Ston pa (tib.): Sanskrit: sastr. Teacher and to teach, to illustate, to explain.
  • Svapnadarzana (sans.): Vision in a dream.
  • Tai-Chi (ch.): System of slow exercises of Chinese origin, related to Kung-Fu and Tai chi chuan, that were all developed out of Indian traditions.
  • Toba (bb./’töba): One of the basic Boabom elements. It is a medium-sized staff which is measured in proportion with the height of the student.It is used like an extension of the arms in Yaanbao, or Boabom with Elements.
  • Tobae (bb./’töba-ā): A long staff which is used in the advanced levels of Yaanbao, or Boabom with Elements.
  • rlungTsa Lung (tib.): nadi-vayu (sans.). Channels of energy. System related to several Tibetan exercises or yoga forms.
  • Unmani (sans.): Astral travel.
  • Vajra mushti (Sans./vajramuṣṭi/ वज्रमुश्टि): Martial art of Aryan Hindu origin. Literally; “one who is grasping a thunderbolt” or “one whose clenched fist is like adamant”.
  • Wu-Chu (ch.): Literally “Martial Art” in Chinese. See: Kung-Fu.
  • Yaanbao (bb./‘ya-an-bāo): The Art with Elements.It is a branch of Boabom which studies the application of movements with staff and other elements used like an extension of the body.It is an art that helps to develop the defense and the physical and psychic harmony.
  • Yoga (sans.): Literally, “union”. System of exercises originating in India, popularized by Patangali (circa 1st century B.C.).
  • yuga_sansYuga (sans./‘yoŏgə): Age, or Eon. A whole era, any of the four ages of the life of the world.
  • Zen (jpn.): Originally Chan (Chinese), a form of Buddhist philosophy. Literally, “silence” or “meditation”.