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Leadership Center to host sessions with gender/religious scholar

Scholar Rita Gross, internationally known for her work on gender and religion, will be presenting two sessions on Wednesday, March 21 at the Judson Leadership Center at Alfred University. The first, at 11:30 a.m., will be an informal discussion. Then at 6 p.m. she will give a formal speech. Both programs are open to the public free of charge.

Gross’ speech "Transforming Anger into Clarity," will explain how Buddhist teachings can provide clarity and change one’s feeling towards injustices.

A professor at Wisconsin University, a writer, and a Dharma Buddhist teacher, Gross uses her knowledge of Buddhism to approach modern-day issues.

Gross started studying Buddhism while in graduate school in 1965 and became a Buddhist practitioner in 1973. She recently published "A Garland of Feminist Reflections: Forty Years of Religious Exploration" and is also the author of "Buddhism After Patriarchy: A Feminist History, Analysis, and Reconstruction of Buddhism."

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