Saturday, 17 April 2010

Nuns "Fighting" Back?

After all the items we have posted regarding the discriminatory moves against Theravadan nuns, or Bhikkhunis, this story from Nepal is refreshingly uplifting.

At the Amitabha Drukpa Nunnery on a hillside just outside Kathmandu young Buddhist nuns from the 800-year-old Buddhist sect are being taught kung fu by their Vietnamese master.

The martial art was introduced to the nunnery two years ago and the nuns practise up to two hours a day. Rupa Lama, a 16-year-old nun from India, says kung fu helps her concentrate, "it's good for our health. Meditation is very difficult and if we do kung fu, then afterwards meditation becomes much easier," she says.

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