Buddhist Flags

Karmapa Flag

Karmapa Flag

Not 100% sure why I created this post other than I found the Karmapa Dream flag and found it fantastic.  From there I started looking at other Buddhist Flags.

Other than the Buddhist Flag Wikipedia page, there were not many posts that showed all the different flags in one place.

About the Flag

If there is such a thing as a universal Buddhist Flag, it is the one with five vertical stripes and five horizontal stripes.

The vertical stripes start closest to the flagpole and run from the top of the flag to the bottom of the flag.

The horizontal stripes are about the width of the vertical stripes and are on the outer edge (I think this is called “the fly”) of the flag.

The fifth stripe color can be a variation for the country or region it represents.

Colors

  • Blue (Nīla) -: Universal Compassion
  • Yellow (Pīta) – Middle Way
  • Red (Lohita) – Practice – wisdom, achievement, fortune, virtue and dignity
  • White (Odāta) – Purity
  • Orange (Manjesta) – the wisdom of the Buddha’s teachings

 

Different Buddhist Flags I have found

 

Flag of Buddhism

Buddhist Flag

Buddhist Flag
Buddhist Flag

Buddhist Flag with Dharma Wheel

Buddhist flag with Dharma Wheel
Buddhist flag with Dharma Wheel

Variations of the Flag of Buddhism

Japanese Buddhist Flag

Japanese Buddhist Flag
Japanese Buddhist Flag

Nepalese Buddhist Flag

Nepal Buddhist Flag

Tibetan Buddhist Flag

Tibetan Buddhist Flag
Tibetan Buddhist Flag Real

Burmese Buddhist Flag

Burmese Buddhist Flag
Burmese Buddhist Flag

Other Buddhist Flags

Karmapa Buddhist Flag

Karmapa Flag
Karmapa Dream Flag
Karmapa Dream Flag

Dharmacakra Flag from Thailand

Dharmacakra Flag Thailand
Dharmacakra Flag Thailand

Flag of Various Republican Parties in India

Flag of various republican Parties of India
Flag of various republican Parties of India

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