Kung Fu Nuns Teach Cosmic Energy To CERN Scientists

Sounds like the plot line of a new movie from RZA … via Reuters:

A dozen kung fu nuns from an Asian Buddhist order displayed their martial arts prowess to bemused scientists at CERN this week as their spiritual leader explained how their energy was like that of the cosmos.

The nuns, all from the Himalayan region, struck poses of hand-chops, high-kicks and punches on Thursday while touring the research centre where physicists at the frontiers of science are probing the origins of the universe.

“Men and women carry different energy,” said His Holiness Gyalwang Drukpa, a monk who ranks only slightly below the Dalai Lama in the global Buddhist hierarchy. “Both male and female energies are needed to better the world.”

This, he said, was a scientific principle “as fundamental as the relationship between the sun and the moon” and its importance was similar to that of the particle collisions in CERN’s vast “Big Bang” machine, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC).

The nuns, mostly slim and fit-looking teenagers with shaven heads and clad in flowing burgundy robes, nodded sagely.

But the 49-year-old Gyalwang Drukpa, head since the age of four of one of the new independent schools of Tibetan Buddhism centered in India and Nepal, stressed that their visit to CERN was not just scientific in purpose…

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For those interested in seeing some awesome nun kung fu, the BBC has a video report, below:


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6 Comments on "Kung Fu Nuns Teach Cosmic Energy To CERN Scientists"

  1. BuzzCoastin | Nov 19, 2012 at 4:30 am |

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    Up to the mountains where I’m going to
    If I ever get out of here that’s what I’m gonna do
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    If I ever get out of here
    I’m going to Katmandu.

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    You want some people where they got the most
    And New York City’s like a friendly ghost
    You seem to pass right through
    I know I’m gonna miss the USA
    I guess I’ll miss it every single day
    But no one loves me here anyway
    I know my plane is due

    The one that’s going to Katmandu
    Up to the mountains where I’m going to
    If I ever get out of here
    That’s what I’m gonna do

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  2. Jin The Ninja | Nov 19, 2012 at 10:01 am |

    ‘Asian Buddhist’

    they could have saved themselves the trouble of being orientalist pricks and written, “Nepalese Buddhist order.”

    i do like the article though.

  3. sifupeter | Nov 19, 2012 at 11:36 am |

    your link does not work

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