The Three Jewels in Buddhism – Taking Refuge

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The Three Jewels in Buddhism: Taking refuge in the Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha The Three Jewels in Buddhism are also known as the “Three Treasures”, “Three Refuges”, or simply the “Triple Gem” are said to be essential to attain enlightenment.  Without the Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha we continue to wander in samsara. Although the recitation of the chant to take refuge in the Three Jewels formally makes one a Buddhist in some parts of the world, this is not always the case in today’s modern Western world. In fact, the Dalai Lama doesn’t advise formally becoming a Buddhist but rather … Continue reading