Thursday, April 15, 2010

BBC News: Buddhist kung fu nuns

This week I've been working fanatically on my chuppah (Jewish wedding canopy - I'm making a quilt), and I don't know where the time has gone. I can't believe it's almost the weekend again - and back to my job. So I'm cutting corners tonight and sharing this article from BBC News, which I found particularly interesting as a woman, Buddhist practitioner, and martial arts student - Buddhist nuns in Nepal are studying kung fu to promote self-confidence as well as concentration. As the article explains, Buddhist nuns have never enjoyed the same degree of respect that monks have, but new opportunities like this give me hope that the future will be better for them.

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