The Third Jewel is the Sangha, or the Friends of Refuge. The Sangha is a community of individuals drawn together by the common goal of self actualization. Members of the Sangha share insights and help each other overcome trials and tribulations along the Way of Illumination through clarifying conversation. The Sangha can be made up of allies, teachers, guides, and any other being seeking freedom. The Third Jewel provides refuge and power through the communal effort to open the Dharma-Eye.