Thursday, April 22, 2010

You Talkin' to All Sentient Beings?

BBC brings us the news that the Amitabha Drukpa Nunnery, in Nepal, is training Tibetan Buddhist nuns in kung fu under a Vietnamese instructor. Here is a pull quote:
Another nun, Konchok ... 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.
Shantideva could not be reached for comment, but through a spokesman said that if the nuns want to use him for a punching bag, he would be only too happy to oblige.

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2 reader comments:

Anonymous said...

Did a nun say that or did BBC say that to sell news ?

Editor said...

I have difficulty believing a nun said that. I also wonder why British media has been bashing Tibetan Buddhists (and Bhutan) so much for the past couple of years.