Who We Are

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“By far the best proof is experience.”
(Sir Francis Bacon)

HOW TO LEARN

The objective of the Mmulargan School is to be able to transmit its ancient Arts and in this way we look to improve the quality of life for every person, mind and body.
The ways to learn Boabom can be:

  • Directly through classes with any Boabom School and its Teachers.
  • Through Seminars or special classes organized by the persons who are interested. Special courses for Universities, Companies, Clubs, etc.
  • Private classes or intense courses.
  • Through a book about the Arts (The Secret Art Seamm-Jasani/ The Secret Art of Boabom).

If you want to become a student, contact either the School or a particular certified teacher who teaches in your area.

[email protected]

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HOW A REGULAR COURSE WORKS

Our Pedagogy:
We teach these arts in a simple and direct manner; in an “old style,” so to speak.
The Teachers of Boabom perfect their movements, among other things, learning to transmit them in an easily understandable manner aimed at the student’s enjoyment and comprehension.
The number of the students depends on their location. Because the classes are progressive, the students belong to a single course, with which they advance from one stage to the next.

Stages:
The actual system of teaching of the Boabom School develops a standard program:
Seamm-Jasani = 7 stages, completion with stage 8.
Osseous Boabom = 9 stages, completion with stage 10 (graduation).
All the students begin by learning Seamm-Jasani or Osseous Boabom. Eventually the students can learn Yaanbao (Art of Implements), Meditation, and the Pedagogy. Each of these Arts has different levels as well.

Time and Fee:
A standard course usually meets for one hour, one or two times per week. For example, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 8:00. Each class means advancing with new movements; it is not a repetitive class.
If the student has a very busy schedule, she or he can take a course that lasts longer and meets only once a week, such as Saturdays from 10:30 to 12:30.
Seminars can be developed over a weekend or longer.
The schedules and fee system are regulated by each School or Certified Teacher, independently from the Council.

Location of Classes:
In general, all that you need to take classes is a clean, open indoor space. You do not need weights or machines: just a simple place without interruptions. Ideally there should be a low carpet, but a wood floor or other comfortable surface is fine.
Alternately, classes can be held outdoors, in places that are tranquil and quiet.
The older Boabom Schools often have some elements or diagrams (dkyil ‘khor/དཀྱིལ་འཁོར།[tib.]) to help meditation (relaxation) and to focus students on developing their technique.

The Student:
Anyone can take classes, from seven years old up to any age. There is no differentiation between women and men, children and adults, etc., although for elderly or disabled persons there is a separate pedagogy that should be followed in its own class. These specific classes will be greatly beneficial to those with movement or other physical problems.
If you like, you can read the opinions of professionals who have taken these courses and have observed their results.
All that a beginner needs in order to participate are comfortable clothes, and… a huge desire to learn!!

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COURSE BOOK

6-2-1-internet“When the Apprentice is ready, the Guide will come…”
Traditional Proverb

One of the ways to learn Boabom in its soft way (Seamm-Jasani) or Osseous Boabom (Art of Defense), is to learn directly through the books.
You can find council through the internet with the teachers of Boabom, and a teacher will always be available to answer your questions about the techniques developed in the books. At the same time, you can participate in seminars or special classes at an established Boabom school, or you can propose a seminar in your area.
[email protected]

You can also contact the author of the books directly:
[email protected]

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HOW TO LEARN

“By far the best proof is experience.”
(Sir Francis Bacon)

Erfaring er det beste bevis

–       Sir Francis Bacon

Hvordan lærer jeg Boabom?

Mmulargaenskolen ønsker å formidle en urgammel kunnskap som til nå har vært … liten krets slik at disse menneskene kan få økt livskvalitet i sinn og kropp. Du kan lære Boabom:

  • Direkte gjennom undervisning i alle Boabom skoler og
  • Deres lærere gjennom seminarer eller spesielle holdt innenfor undervisningsoppsett i regi av Boabom skolene.
  • Gjennom bøkene The secret art of seamiyansami og The secret art of Boabom.

Dersom du ønsker å starte en slik prosess kan du kontakte en av skolene eller en sertifisert lærer i ditt geografiske område. Forhør deg

[email protected]

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HOW A REGULAR COURSE WORKS

Our Pedagogy:
We teach these arts in a simple and direct manner; in an “old style,” so to speak.
The Teachers of Boabom perfect their movements, among other things, learning to transmit them in an easily understandable manner aimed at the student’s enjoyment and comprehension.
The number of the students depends on their location. Because the classes are progressive, the students belong to a single course, with which they advance from one stage to the next.

Stages:
The actual system of teaching of the Boabom School develops a standard program:
Seamm-Jasani = 7 stages, completion with stage 8.
Osseous Boabom = 9 stages, completion with stage 10 (graduation).
All the students begin by learning Seamm-Jasani or Osseous Boabom. Eventually the students can learn Yaanbao (Art of Implements), Meditation, and the Pedagogy. Each of these Arts has different levels as well.

Time and Fee:
A standard course usually meets for one hour, one or two times per week. For example, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 8:00. Each class means advancing with new movements; it is not a repetitive class.
If the student has a very busy schedule, she or he can take a course that lasts longer and meets only once a week, such as Saturdays from 10:30 to 12:30.
Seminars can be developed over a weekend or longer.
The schedules and fee system are regulated by each School or Certified Teacher, independently from the Council.

Location of Classes:
In general, all that you need to take classes is a clean, open indoor space. You do not need weights or machines: just a simple place without interruptions. Ideally there should be a low carpet, but a wood floor or other comfortable surface is fine.
Alternately, classes can be held outdoors, in places that are tranquil and quiet.
The older Boabom Schools often have some elements or diagrams (dkyil ‘khor/དཀྱིལ་འཁོར།[tib.]) to help meditation (relaxation) and to focus students on developing their technique.

The Student:
Anyone can take classes, from seven years old up to any age. There is no differentiation between women and men, children and adults, etc., although for elderly or disabled persons there is a separate pedagogy that should be followed in its own class. These specific classes will be greatly beneficial to those with movement or other physical problems.
If you like, you can read the opinions of professionals who have taken these courses and have observed their results.
All that a beginner needs in order to participate are comfortable clothes, and… a huge desire to learn!!

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COURSE BOOK

6-2-1-internet“When the Apprentice is ready, the Guide will come…”
Traditional Proverb

One of the ways to learn Boabom in its soft way (Seamm-Jasani) or Osseous Boabom (Art of Defense), is to learn directly through the books.
You can find council through the internet with the teachers of Boabom, and a teacher will always be available to answer your questions about the techniques developed in the books. At the same time, you can participate in seminars or special classes at an established Boabom school, or you can propose a seminar in your area.
[email protected]

You can also contact the author of the books directly:
[email protected]

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HOW TO LEARN

“By far the best proof is experience.”
(Sir Francis Bacon)

The objective of the Mmulargan School is to transmit its ancient Arts, and in this way we look to improve the quality of life for every person, mind and body.
One can learn Boabom in the following ways:

  • Directly, through classes with any Boabom School and its Teachers.
  • Through Seminars or special classes. These can be organized under the auspices of a school, or by any person who is interested. This includes courses for Universities, Companies, Clubs, etc.
  • Private classes.
  • Through a book about the Arts (The Secret Art Seamm-Jasani / The Secret Art of Boabom).

If you want to become a student, you may contact a School or a certified teacher in your area.

[email protected]

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HOW A REGULAR COURSE WORKS

Our Pedagogy:
We teach these arts in a simple and direct manner; in an “old style,” so to speak.
The Teachers of Boabom perfect their movements, among other things, learning to transmit them in an easily understandable manner aimed at the student’s enjoyment and comprehension.
The number of the students depends on their location. Because the classes are progressive, the students belong to a single course, with which they advance from one stage to the next.

Stages:
The actual system of teaching of the Boabom School develops a standard program:
Seamm-Jasani = 7 stages, completion with stage 8.
Osseous Boabom = 9 stages, completion with stage 10 (graduation).
All the students begin by learning Seamm-Jasani or Osseous Boabom. Eventually the students can learn Yaanbao (Art of Implements), Meditation, and the Pedagogy. Each of these Arts has different levels as well.

Time and Fee:
A standard course usually meets for one hour, one or two times per week. For example, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 8:00. Each class means advancing with new movements; it is not a repetitive class.
If the student has a very busy schedule, she or he can take a course that lasts longer and meets only once a week, such as Saturdays from 10:30 to 12:30.
Seminars can be developed over a weekend or longer.
The schedules and fee system are regulated by each School or Certified Teacher, independently from the Council.

Location of Classes:
In general, all that you need to take classes is a clean, open indoor space. You do not need weights or machines: just a simple place without interruptions. Ideally there should be a low carpet, but a wood floor or other comfortable surface is fine.
Alternately, classes can be held outdoors, in places that are tranquil and quiet.
The older Boabom Schools often have some elements or diagrams (dkyil ‘khor/དཀྱིལ་འཁོར།[tib.]) to help meditation (relaxation) and to focus students on developing their technique.

The Student:
Anyone can take classes, from seven years old up to any age. There is no differentiation between women and men, children and adults, etc., although for elderly or disabled persons there is a separate pedagogy that should be followed in its own class. These specific classes will be greatly beneficial to those with movement or other physical problems.
If you like, you can read the opinions of professionals who have taken these courses and have observed their results.
All that a beginner needs in order to participate are comfortable clothes, and… a huge desire to learn!!

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COURSE BOOK

6-2-1-internet“When the Apprentice is ready, the Guide will come…”
Traditional Proverb

One of the ways to learn Boabom in its soft way (Seamm-Jasani) or Osseous Boabom (Art of Defense), is to learn directly through the books.
You can find council through the internet with the teachers of Boabom, and a teacher will always be available to answer your questions about the techniques developed in the books. At the same time, you can participate in seminars or special classes at an established Boabom school, or you can propose a seminar in your area.
[email protected]

You can also contact the author of the books directly:
[email protected]

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HOW TO LEARN

“By far the best proof is experience.”
(Sir Francis Bacon)

The objective of the Mmulargan School is to transmit its ancient Arts, and in this way we look to improve the quality of life for every person, mind and body.
One can learn Boabom in the following ways:

  • Directly, through classes with any Boabom School and its Teachers.
  • Through Seminars or special classes. These can be organized under the auspices of a school, or by any person who is interested. This includes courses for Universities, Companies, Clubs, etc.
  • Private classes.
  • Through a book about the Arts (The Secret Art Seamm-Jasani / The Secret Art of Boabom).

If you want to become a student, you may contact a School or a certified teacher in your area.

[email protected]

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HOW A REGULAR COURSE WORKS

Our Pedagogy:
We teach these arts in a simple and direct manner; in an “old style,” so to speak.
The Teachers of Boabom perfect their movements, among other things, learning to transmit them in an easily understandable manner aimed at the student’s enjoyment and comprehension.
The number of the students depends on their location. Because the classes are progressive, the students belong to a single course, with which they advance from one stage to the next.

Stages:
The actual system of teaching of the Boabom School develops a standard program:
Seamm-Jasani = 7 stages, completion with stage 8.
Osseous Boabom = 9 stages, completion with stage 10 (graduation).
All the students begin by learning Seamm-Jasani or Osseous Boabom. Eventually the students can learn Yaanbao (Art of Implements), Meditation, and the Pedagogy. Each of these Arts has different levels as well.

Time and Fee:
A standard course usually meets for one hour, one or two times per week. For example, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 8:00. Each class means advancing with new movements; it is not a repetitive class.
If the student has a very busy schedule, she or he can take a course that lasts longer and meets only once a week, such as Saturdays from 10:30 to 12:30.
Seminars can be developed over a weekend or longer.
The schedules and fee system are regulated by each School or Certified Teacher, independently from the Council.

Location of Classes:
In general, all that you need to take classes is a clean, open indoor space. You do not need weights or machines: just a simple place without interruptions. Ideally there should be a low carpet, but a wood floor or other comfortable surface is fine.
Alternately, classes can be held outdoors, in places that are tranquil and quiet.
The older Boabom Schools often have some elements or diagrams (dkyil ‘khor/དཀྱིལ་འཁོར།[tib.]) to help meditation (relaxation) and to focus students on developing their technique.

The Student:
Anyone can take classes, from seven years old up to any age. There is no differentiation between women and men, children and adults, etc., although for elderly or disabled persons there is a separate pedagogy that should be followed in its own class. These specific classes will be greatly beneficial to those with movement or other physical problems.
If you like, you can read the opinions of professionals who have taken these courses and have observed their results.
All that a beginner needs in order to participate are comfortable clothes, and… a huge desire to learn!!

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COURSE BOOK

6-2-1-internet“When the Apprentice is ready, the Guide will come…”
Traditional Proverb

One of the ways to learn Boabom in its soft way (Seamm-Jasani) or Osseous Boabom (Art of Defense), is to learn directly through the books.
You can find council through the internet with the teachers of Boabom, and a teacher will always be available to answer your questions about the techniques developed in the books. At the same time, you can participate in seminars or special classes at an established Boabom school, or you can propose a seminar in your area.
[email protected]

You can also contact the author of the books directly:
[email protected]


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1. Who We Are: About the Boabom Council

This website has been created by the Council of Boabom Teachers in order to spread knowledge of the Boabom Arts, this including its techniques, benefits and basic principles.

What is the Boabom Council?

The council is an organization (apolitical and non-religious) whose goal is to guide, from a pedagogical aspect, all the Boabom Schools (or Mmulargan). All teachers of Boabom are certified by this Council.

Each Boabom School, and its teachers, function independently. The goals of the Boabom Council are to preserve the Boabom Arts and to maintain its basic principles over time, as well as to supervise the proper application of the teachings of Boabom.

Who are the members of the Council?

The Council integrates the most experienced Boabom Teachers from all over the world, regardless of their race or their political or religious opinions. Each Teacher has grown and learned in the old ways: with work, discipline and dedication to the Boabom Arts, always guided by a senior Teacher-Guide.0-0-top-fire1

Authorized Schools:

The Boabom Schools are stable centers totally dedicated to our Arts. Each is directed by a certified Teacher who is directly responsible for the School which she or he guides. Though each School is legally and administratively independent, they must be authorized by the Boabom Council.

Authorized Teachers:

All authorized Teachers of  Boabom and Seamm-Jasani teachers must be recognized and certified by the Boabom Council. Many people can present themselves as Boabom or Seamm-Jasani Teachers without proper preparation, but only certified Teachers can accurately transmit the depth of the Boabom teachings. If you would like to know if your School is authorized or about your teacher’s certification, write to:

[email protected]

Seal of the Boabom Schools:

“The 8 Boabom Forms” is a sequence of Boabom movements. It symbolizes Boabom and its 8 fundamental expressions, while representing its dynamism, evolution through different stages, and continual progress.

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2. HISTORY

1-2-1-boabom-histoty-r-2 “There are three types of search, fed by their own   form: curiosity, knowledge, and understanding of oneself… The first is strong in its conception but weak in is arrival; the second is disciplined in its beginning, but limited in its goal; only the third and final of these forms has neither beginning or end… And only this third is identified with the Code of the Boabom Art.”

(From the Memories of Mmulargan)

“Boabom” (‘bōə-‘βom[ipa]/བཧོ་ཨ་བཧོམ་[tib.])  is a protective mantra (sngags/སྔགས།[tib.]) that in the language of the Art (guhyamantra[sans.], gsang ba’i skad/གསང་བའི་སྐད།[tib.]) implies “internal defense”, “power”, “protection”, “inner energy”, “vitality” or “osseous force” (simultaneously flexible and solid). Therefore, it is expressed in relation to a method that allows the serious and profound development of defense, relaxation, meditation and psychical strength of the person as a whole.

Regarding its origins, the roots of the ancient Art from which the Boabom Art of today has been developed are identified with the ancient Böd (བོད།[tib.]), a very peculiar area of the East, in the mountainous region of the Himalayas (ཧི་མ་ལ་ཡ། [tib]) and the high plateau of Asia.

From ancient times, Boabom was taught in a direct and oral way (man ngag/མན་ངག།[tib.]), and as the traditions of our School say, the Art was never transmitted openly, and the intention was never to divulge it to great numbers of people, but to preserve it as a “family treasure” and, in a way, it is still so today. It is also said that these teachings have no specific country or race of origin; instead, they belong to a way of life, a current of thought passed down through the millennia. These teachings never formed a hierarchical religion, instead focusing on equilibrium, on valuing oneself, and on being oneself in a healthy and natural way, developed through an understanding of one’s own potential. The nomad character of Boabom and its silent passage from one generation to the next for millennia allowed the preservation of unique forms, both in the richness of its movement and in the way it is taught.

Even though Boabom does not recognize a founder or a precise time of creation, the old stories about its origins talk about a mythic time, before this era (yuga, kalpa [sans.], bskal pa/བསྐལ་པ།[tib.]). Beyond the things that these stories may tell, the foundations of this Art passed from East to West in the decades of the 60’s and 70’s, always preserving its discrete character.

It is only in this new millennium that Boabom has become more available, through books and web pages like this one. Moreover, a whole new generation of teachers has been formed, as well as a Council which is responsible for preserving its teachings; this has given a more stable structure to the pedagogic system that guides Teachers and Schools of this old Art.

Nowadays, Boabom, in this new way, is open to anyone who values it and wants to develop it with discipline and energy.

THE MEANING OF THE SCHOOL TODAY

“Every valley has its own dialect, every monastery its own Lama, and every Lama his own religious system.” (Tibetan proverb)

The aim of today’s Boabom Council is to give a deep meaning to the concept of SCHOOL (or Mmulargan), not just as a bridge to the knowledge of a specific technique, but also as a fine link to an Art as a whole, a mysticism and an authentic form of living.

On the other hand, Boabom does not have nor does it adore “masters”, whether ancient or modern, and would never post them as icons on a web page or in its Schools. At the same time, the Council attempts to maintain the values that have guided Boabom, without the need to consider the Art of today as tied to a specific race or country. Thus, the Boabom Schools are dedicated to teaching this incredible Art in a universal and pragmatic way, with profound respect and exclusive dedication.

The way of Boabom is characterized by its richness, technical variety, an absolute respect for all forms of life, and the vital importance of not abusing oneself in order to learn and find interior balance. The body is not considered an enemy, but a great and precious tool; the mind is not considered a goal but a bridge; the classroom is not a place to compete or prove something, but a space that helps one to encounter oneself.

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3. PRINCIPLES OF THE BOABOM SCHOOLS

“Trying to follow dictated rules, is to prepare to break them… Trying to discover the codes of our own life, is to prepare to follow them…” (Boabom Proverb)

Boabom is a way of both physical and mental balance and it shows tangible fruition; it is also a form of “Discipline” and “Art” that allows us to live in harmony and health. In order to attain this goal, pedagogy of the Boabom schools is based on certain basic principles and ideas:

1. UNITY: Boabom is based on the belief that Body, Mind and Art are a single unity that exerts mutual influence, just as the universe, the Earth and its living beings.

2. DIVERSITY: There are as many ways to Boabom as there are students. Boabom recognizes the mental and physical diversity of human beings. All of us are different; therefore, the technique of the Art can be adapted, allowing the student to develop without pressure, to feel vital, and to value her/his own personal energy.

3. FIELDS:  Boabom is, within itself, a diverse Art, in which each student can study one or all of its forms  (or Branches) according to her/his desires. These include soft movement, relaxation, defense, and defense through elements, as well as meditation, pedagogy, and a fundamental code for life.

4. A PROGRESSIVE ART: Boabom is essentially progressive and varied. The technical perfection of the Art is not based on monotonous repetition but in variety, constant change, progress, and the development of continuous movement in each one of its different branches. Each class is about intelligent advance and development, not mindless repetition.

5. NON-VIOLENCE: Boabom, in its branches as an art of defense, is taught through the principle of non-violence (ahimsa [sans.], mi ‘tshe ba/མི་འཚེ་བ།[tib]). It is incredibly effective as a method for defense, but this does not mean that it requires contact or confrontation between students. It does mean that mutual cooperation and humility are required (khengs bskyungs/ ཁེངས་བསྐྱུངས།[tib.]).

6. NON-COMPETITION: Boabom follows the old codes: it is a non-competitive Art. Boabom Schools do not participate in tournaments, do not believe in trophies or any such thing, and their students have no need to compete in order to go forward or feel secure.

7. EVOLUTION: Boabom is a teaching constantly in evolution. The Boabom philosophy does not believe (and never did) in lineages, deterministic traditions or rigid hierarchical systems. Each generation can, and should, go beyond.

8. VALUES: In its philosophical aspect, Boabom is based on simple values, mutual cooperation and a Fundamental Code of life: Discipline, Respect, Humility.