The BuddhaThe DharmaThe Sangha

The Buddha

Gautama Buddha, also known as Siddhartha Gautama, Shakyamuni, or simply the Buddha “the enlightened one”, was a sage on whose teachings Buddhism was founded. The Buddha one of the Three Jewels of Buddhism in which we seek refuge.

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The Dharma

The teachings of the Buddha that lead to the path of enlightenment are known as the Dharma. It means "comic law and order". It includes fundamental Buddhist principles, including the Four Noble Truths and the Noble Eightfold Path. The Dharma is one of the Three Jewels of Buddhism in which we seek refuge.

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The Sangha

The monastic community who provide guidance and support to the followers of the Buddha are referred to as the Sangha. It means "association", "assembly", "company", or "community". The Sangha also includes lay persons that are practicing Buddhist in some traditions. The Sangha is one of the Three Jewels of Buddhism in which we seek refuge.

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