3 Refuges

Often referred to as the Three Jewels or the Triple Gems, they are our innate Buddha-Nature, the Dhamma, and the Sangha.

The Buddha: Both the historical Buddha and one's own innate potential for Awakening

The Dhamma (Dharma): The historical Buddha's teaching of liberation and ultimate truth.

The Sangha: Traditionally, the monastic community, those who have achieved at least some degree of Awakening, and more recently, the community of followers of the Buddhist path.