Buddhist nun drinking yak butter tea, Drepung Monastery, Tibet.

Buddhist nun drinking yak butter tea, Drepung Monastery, Tibet.

Ani Pachen, Warrior Princess, Free Tibet, Buddhist Nun, Women's History, Sheroes of History

Ani Pachen: ‘Tibetan Joan of Arc’

Ani Pachen, Warrior Princess, Free Tibet, Buddhist Nun, Women's History, Sheroes of History

These are the Drukpa Buddhist nuns. After the April 25, 2015 earthquake in Nepal, they stayed in devastated areas and helped clear rubble, and provide food and shelter.  This nunnery was inspired to train in kung fu by female martial artists from Vietnam. These nuns defy tradition for Buddhist nuns and eschew domestic work in the service of monks for community service, education and activism.

These are the Drukpa Buddhist nuns. After the April 2015 earthquake in…

This 2007 photograph taken by Jenny Jozwiak, shows a picture of a western Buddhist nun by the name of Kelsang Demo. She is a Resident Teacher at Vajradhara Meditation Center on Adelphi Street in New York.

Bald can be Beautiful: This 2007 photograph taken by Jenny Jozwiak, shows a picture of a western Buddhist nun by the name of Kelsang Demo. She is a Resident Teacher at Vajradhara Meditation Center on Adelphi Street in New York.

Another from this year's international Tort Pah Pa at the Cittaviveka Buddhist…

Another from this year& international Tort Pah Pa at the Cittaviveka Buddhist Monastery.

Master Cheng Yen is a Buddhist nun, most known for her work as a teacher and philanthropist. She is the founder of the Buddhist Compassion Relief Tzu Chi Foundation, a non-governmental organization that is currently covering most parts of Asia, and is involved in various charitable work such as international disaster relief, environmental protection and preservation, community volunteering and health donations.

Master Cheng Yen is a Buddhist nun, most known for her work as a teacher and philanthropist.

A Q&A with the former Tibetan Buddhist nun, PhD candidate, and latex lover

A Q&A with the former Tibetan Buddhist nun, PhD candidate, and latex lover

Why 500 ‘Kung Fu Nuns’ are cycling across the Himalayas On a mission to raise awareness about human trafficking, and with their radical athletic prowess, these Buddhist nuns are perfect purveyors of their sect’s teachings on gender equality

Why 500 ‘Kung Fu Nuns’ are cycling across the Himalayas

Why 500 ‘Kung Fu Nuns’ are cycling across the Himalayas (Brigit Katz, NYTimes, Caption: Buddhist nuns practise Kung-fu at the Amitabha Drukpa Nunnery on the outskirts…

Kathmandu Buddhist nuns refuse to be evacuated, stay behind to help earthquake victims

These women have grown up learning kung fu and meditation their entire life from a Kathmandu nunnery, and now they're planning to stay back and use their strength to help earthquake victims here

The Tibetan Photo Project-Gallery 48-Ohio ༺Ani Choying Dolma, also known as Choying Dolma and Ani Choying, is a Buddhist nun and musician from the Nagi Gompa nunnery in Nepal.༻ Such an amazing and courageous woman with a voice that can sooth my uptight soul! <3

The Tibetan Photo Project-Gallery ༺Ani Choying Dolma, also known as Choying Dolma and Ani Choying, is a Buddhist nun and musician from the Nagi Gompa nunnery in Nepal.༻ Such an amazing and courageous woman with a voice that can sooth my uptight soul!

Buddhist Nun Speaks After 45 Years of Solitary Retreat

Buddhist Nun Speaks After 45 Years of Solitary Retreat

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