Rita M. Gross
Rita M. Gross (1943–2015) was an author, dharma teacher, and professor emerita of comparative studies in religion. Her best-known books are Buddhism after Patriarchy: A Feminist History, Analysis, and Reconstruction of Buddhism and A Garland of Feminist Reflections: Forty Years of Religious Exploration.
We need a less theological—and more spiritual—defense of religious diversity.
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Under One Umbrella
A monastic pair undercuts traditional sectarian perspectives
Awake in the World
What Were They Thinking?
A Buddhist-feminist scholar responds to an all-male panel on the “risks and benefits” of opening Buddhist leadership to women
The Man-made Obstacle
Distinguishing between problems of human birth and problems of human making
The Matter of Truth
The heavy cost of literalism
The Truth About Truth
The dangers of literalism
Buddhist to Buddhist
How learning about other Buddhist traditions will help you understand your own.
Buddhism and Religious Diversity
Instead of desperately desiring answers to unanswerable questions, Buddhist practitioners should learn how to be helpful in a religiously diverse world.
Buddhist History for Buddhist Practitioners
Modern historical study challenges much in the Buddhist tradition, but understanding Buddhist history can enrich our practice by demonstrating how Buddhist teachings and institutions are themselves impermanent and contingently arisen. This examination of Buddhist history may…
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