Not all Buddhists sit on meditation cushions. A new movement is stirring in the Himalayas, as young nuns from the Drukpa lineage of Buddhism adopt Kung Fu as a way to build strength while championing gender equality. Breaking a centuries-long social order that favors men in leadership, these nuns are taking on kindness in its fiercest form—empowering themselves and others to truly serve the world.
Recently nominated as one of three finalists for the Vaclav Havel Human Rights Prize 2020, their humanitarian work builds confidence in the bodies and minds of people of all ages. Nun Jigme Konchok Lhamo has been a Kung Fu Nun since she was 13 and says, “Kung Fu has changed our lives in terms of believing we can do anything we want to do.” Learn about the work they do and the ways that Kung Fu empowers people and communities – and maybe how it can help you too.
About this event
In this 60-minute masterclass you will learn how to be your own hero:
- Self-empowering Kung Fu techniques for situational awareness
- Build confidence through restraint tools
- Martial arts as an instrument of kindness
About Live to Love
Live to Love International is the Kung Fu Nuns’ project partner and facilitates all the humanitarian efforts of the Kung Fu Nuns.
Live to Love International is a secular non-profit serving the people and resources of the Himalayas while improving the quality of life for 1.3 billion people throughout the region. They honor the Himalayas by celebrating its diverse cultures through education and heritage preservation.
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About our presenters
Jigme Konchok Lhamo is 26 and hails from Lahaul, India. She became a nun when she was just 13 even though her parents wanted her to be a lawyer. She handles IT and communications at the nunnery.
Jigme Mingyur Palmo is 26 years old, from Ladakh, India. Aside from her work as a Kung Fu Nun, she also is an office nun and coordinates administration for the 500 nuns residing at the nunnery and all its rescue animals.
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Wednesday, October 20 2021 at 9:00 am New York / 2:00 pm London / 6:45 pm Nepal
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