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    Kung-fu Nuns: Empowering Women in Nepal Paid Member

    Nuns at the Druk Gawa Khilwa Abbey in Kathmandu have begun kung-fu classes. The BBC reports: 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. Another nun, Konchok, also from India, says she likes kung fu because it gives her strength. "It's very helpful for our safety. If somebody teases us or something, then we can hit them and be more powerful," she says. Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo is also quoted in the article: More »