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About jimboer

I have been a student of spirituality my whole life and a teacher of meditation about five years. I have studied Buddhism in the USA, UK, and Asia. Having said this I dislike to lable myself Buddhist even though it may very well be so. My interests are primarily based in the Theravada tradition of Buddhims but also embrace protestant Christianity, Taoism, Judaism, Islam, and the old time religions of Britain, Scandinavia, and the Americas. My book A Collection of Tales is available at my Create Space store through Amazon. com.

Everything Comes Around

One of the best Buddhist, and generally life inspiring books is Christmas Humpherys Coming Full Circle. It is a autobiographical book about his journeys to Asia and his spiritual travel with Buddhism. 

We have seem quite a bit of coming about lately, and it is the nature of life to do so. While we make, or should make spiritual progress,  in the end we realize in accordance particularly with Zen as Humpherys emphasizes in the Book, our progress is in nature re-finding our true selves which we were already. 

I have re-found my own self the past few months, re-publishing A Collection of Tales in digital format yesterday. 

 https://www.amazon.com/dp/1461086795/ref=rdr_ext_tmb  A search will result in both the digital and hard copies now.
I doing so I prepare for the next books which will come in their own time as my spiritual and professional progress comes full circle.

 

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Posted by on November 8, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

All Things New and Old

It’s been some time since I’ve written here. Time flies. Between my teaching, preaching, and writing I have not had much time to write here. I am offering editing services now for those who might be interested. My writing style as you may or may not have noticed is somewhat Hemingway or Falkner influenced even though those two had very different writing styles. Wayne Dyer remains my main role-model.

 

I can edit any writing the public may have. Around $25-$75 per hour. This includes coaching in grammar so you will not continue to make mistakes, and advice in style, presentation, etc.

 
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Posted by on July 17, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

I am an official affiliate with Louise Hay now. Louise contintues to be one of the best in the self-help, spirituality field.

Louise is not only one of the best and earliest in legitimate affiliate marketing, but was instrumental in Wayne Dyer’s career. Wayne is debate-ably one of the best self-help gurus ever. He was approachable in a way lacking in in many of the Asian sages, a legitimacy lacking from many Western spiritual leaders, and a solid foundation in modern medical/academic work.   http://hhafftrk.com/?a=6170&c=75&p=r&s1= is my unique affiliate link to Dr. Wayne’s online page. Please take the online courses there. You’ll be glad you did.

 
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Posted by on November 23, 2016 in Uncategorized

 

Trump, America and the Cowboys

At the time of this writing, Donald Trump has now secured the Republican ticket on the upcoming US presidential campaign. I can hardly believe it, David Brooks of The News Hour on PBS, and other news outlets said about one summer ago that it would only be a short while before the joke that is Donald Trump fell out of the running. Now, as the United States with all its history is coming like a rolling and wrecking Titanic in collision with Donald Trump. It would seem that that which only a year earlier was unbelievable and implausible is now reality. An Indian American (not an American Indian) doctor, Gautam Rohthagi told me once that Americans deserve the elected officials they get. I think perhaps America will deserve Trump. 

 

As I reflect on the idea of such an obviously different candidate being in the presidential office, I can’t help but wonder how it happened. Is is good or bad, one might ask. On the one hand a vote from Trump is to say to hell with all the establishment, and that any “normal” candidate is not worth voting for. Trump is very American in that he does not believe in tradition, seems to lack basic social skills, is brutal, cut-throat, and only cares about money. All very American, and very Trumpian traits. 

 

The issue with a maverick such as Trump is that we most likely don’t know the real him much like we have not known the real nature of many or all politicians in the past few generations. Once this balancer of budgets, and hard-playing international policy mogul is in the highest elected office, will he do everything he can, just as all other politicians to line his pockets even more with under the table, and hidden deals? That is what we must ask ourselves. 

 

For the spirit seekers this is what we must constantly ask ourselves : “What is the truth?” In the case of Trump he seems, other that being insane and completely uncouth, to have great ideas that other politicians have been unwilling to voice since Theodore Roosevelt. The problem with Trump in the White House, is the same problem with the thoughts in our heads, we must be careful to determine who is really in there, and what is he or its inherent nature deep, deep down? 

 
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Posted by on June 9, 2016 in Uncategorized

 

How Everything Suddenly Becomes Clear

Meditation has significant health benefits, and in fact can reduce the needs of many medications, surgeries, and the like. HH the Dalai Lama has compiled a book with other authors about how the mind itself changes with meditation. In the book they study where and how the brain experiences various things, including severe depression. In some brains depression may appear like a normal brain, however they discuss how it is a fundamental change in how the brain works. 

 

Meditation is known to help with hypertension, anxiety, depression, blood pressure, and also fundamentally improves brain function. All mediators experience “ah ha” moments, but more than this long-term habits of meditation changes how the brain functions, and all for the better. It is more than simply insight or relaxation that we get, everything from the troubles of daily life, to a childhood of torment all become absolutely clear and bright as crystal. On a biological and chemical basis our minds are able to process information and our life experiences in a totally different way. 

 

It is a state of relaxation, and with that brings an open and flexible mind. In generations past, before the automobile, before cell phones, and before health insurance people had and could take time to think and do things. Life was non-mechanized in the past, and likewise people had the mental space that so many lack now. Meditation helps to bring back a little space, and in the space the mediator’s mind is free to make choice which are better, more free, and happier. 

 
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Posted by on May 13, 2016 in Uncategorized

 

The Social and Anti-social Spiritual Entrepreneur.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mark-schmanko/the-spiritual-

entrepreneu_b_8732984.html

 
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Posted by on April 28, 2016 in Uncategorized

 

Trump It All

As the 2016 US presidential election continues it looks as if Donald Trump is doing much better than anyone had expected. It seems hard to believe for many. However, many Americans are wanting some kind of change, any kind of change. Trump does have some very old American values as demonstrated by the founding fathers, frontiersmen such as Daniel Boone, and the classic Western Cowboy as represented by John Wayne and others. Trump does not back down, is not afraid of a fight, and stands up for what be believes in. Whether or not he would be a good president or commander in chief would have to be determined.

 

For now, it seems America is continuing on, along the karmic path. Many are fed up, and new and bold things are happening. Like the raw and rough frontiersmen of old, we want and America for Americans, as prior to world war II the united states was fairly isolated and somewhat of a global backwater. The late twentieth century brought the united states into the forefront, but now it seems maybe we are going in Christmas Humpheries words “full circle.”

 
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Posted by on April 6, 2016 in Uncategorized