The Three Jewels of Buddhism are
the Buddha, the Dharma and the Sangha.
Almost everyone has heard of the Buddha but the other two words, Dharma and Sangha, are usually strange to western ears. In Buddhism, taken together, they are known as “The Three Jewels.” The first part of this book will consider the life of the Buddha. The second part will give an overview of the Dharma, the body of Buddhist teachings. The third section, the Sangha, will illuminate the lives of a few teachers who have shared those teachings with us.