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,
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.
I take Refuge in the Dharma,
the way of understanding and love.
I take refuge in the Sangha,
the community that lives in harmony and awareness.