We should take refuge in the Triple Gem – the Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha the way a child regards her mother. When she’s fearful, she cries and runs to her. When she’s very happy, she shares her delight with her. Likewise, in another way, the Triple Gem protects us from all harm and leads us to permanent happiness.
~ Gyumed Khensur Rinpoche Losang Jampa, March 2013