‘jumped through shattered glass windows, smashed open rattling doors and dived over a collapsing staircase’.
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‘to react with such speed and agility’.
“None of us shrieked in fear or crouched on the floor crying. We moved quickly, dodged falling pieces of the wall and escaped,”
The kung fu nuns examine the practice hall at the Druk Amitabha Mountain Nunnery. Pradeep Bashyal/ For the Washington Post
"Now we know we can defend ourselves. We also have the fitness for long spells of meditation."
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In the actions of the Drukpa nuns there is a glimmer of hope - their self-empowerment efforts and recovery efforts are awe-inspiring and offer veritable inspiration to other women in the country as they battle the odds in these trying times.