Learn to fight with the kung fu-trained nuns of the Himalayas.
Women's voices are traditionally quieter in Buddhism, where monks usually take charge of all the most important roles. The nunnery on the outskirts of Kathmandu, Nepal is now a hive of activity. There are English classes alongside kung fu training, and the nuns are taught rudimentary business skills and lessons in how to lead Buddhist prayers. Around 400 nuns from Bhutan, Nepal, India, and Tibet live together in this place of worship, where it's not unusual for nuns speak multiple languages.