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Kung fu nuns of Nepal smash convention

By Sameer Yasir

27 Feb 2023 · 5 min read

Editor's Note

Buddhist nuns in Nepal break centuries-old gender barriers through intense martial arts training and lead by example in advocating for environmentalism. A fascinating feature by The NYT.

(Nepal Dispatch)

NAGARJUN, Nepal — As the first rays of sun pierced through the clouds covering snowcapped Himalayan peaks, Jigme Rabsal Lhamo, a Buddhist nun, drew a sword from behind her back and thrust it toward her opponent, toppling her to the ground.

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