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Shaolin Temple will promote Buddhism more aggressively this year

I’ve blogged about the high-flying Shaolin monks at least once before, but what can I say? I love the photographs of these kung-fu Buddhists. And they’re always up to something fun like performing at the Sydney Opera House. The Shaolin Temple has decided to tap into the appeal these monks carry in order to promote […]

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Return of the Kung-fu Nuns!

Remember the kung-fu nuns of Nepal? Well, they didn’t go anywhere. But TIME covered them: The word out of central Nepal is so startling that it sounds almost mythical. Every day at 4 a.m. in the Kathmandu Valley, far from the birthplace of kung fu, 200 nuns of the Tibetan Buddhist Drukpa sect — a […]

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Kung-fu Nuns: Empowering Women in Nepal

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, […]

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