Rita M. Gross

Rita M. Gross

Rita M. Gross is author of the influential book Buddhism After Patriarchy: A Feminist History, Analysis, and Reconstruction of Buddhism and many other books and articles. She is a senior teacher under Khandro Rinpoche, and also studies with Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche.

Recent Articles

Reviews: What did the Buddha really teach?

Rite M. Gross reviews "The Bodhisattva Ideal: Essays on the Emergence of Mahayana", edited by Bhikkhu Nyanatushita.

Commentary: Don’t Blame the Messenger

A Commentary by Rita M. Gross addressing her critics who have accused her of “genderizing the dharma.”

Commentary: Why We Need to Know Our Buddhist History

Rita Gross explains why it is important for our practice to understand the history of Buddhist movements. 

How American Women Are Changing Buddhism

The role of American Buddhist women is unprecedented and may change Buddhism forever.