The Three Jewels

Buddha is the teacher showing the way,

the perfectly awakened one,

beautifully seated, peaceful and smiling,

the living source of understanding and compassion.

 

Dharma is the clear path

leading us out of ignorance

bringing us back

to an awakened life.

 

Sangha is the beautiful community

that practices joy,

realizing liberation,

bringing peace and happiness to life.

The Three Refuges

I take refuge in the Buddha,

The one who shows me the way in this life.

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I take Refuge in the Dharma,

the way of understanding and love.

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I take refuge in the Sangha,

the community that lives in harmony and awareness.

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