Saying farewell to vajra sister and sangha lopön Rita Gross is like saying farewell to an era. For the North American Mindrolling sangha, it was the pioneer era that saw the launching of Annual Retreat; the inauguration of Lotus Garden; the beginning of the formal Shedra program—and, of course, the History of Buddhism course taught by Lopön Rita.
Lopön Rita passed away on November 11, 2015. Read Lopön Helen Berliner’s remembrance of her.(via Lotus Garden website)