Dharma

The Dharma is the Teaching of the Buddhas and Patriarchs, the second of the Three Refuges, also called the Three Treasures.  The Dharma is the unfolding of the Buddha’s Teaching in ways directly relevant to our daily lives.

As Reverend Master Jiyu-Kennett says in The Kyojukaimon “…the highest Truth is called the Buddha Treasure; immaculacy is called the Dharma Treasure; harmony is called the Sangha Treasure. The person who has realized the Truth really is called the Buddha Treasure; the Truth that is realised by Buddha is called the Dharma Treasure; the people who study the Dharma Treasure are called the Sangha Treasure.


He who teaches devas and humans, appearing in the sky and in the world, is called the Buddha Treasure; that which appears in the world, in the Scriptures, and becomes good for others, is called the Dharma Treasure; he who is released from all suffering, and is beyond the world, is called the Sangha Treasure..”