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.
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About the Buddhist 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.
- 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 with Dharma Wheel
Variations of the Flag of Buddhism
Japanese Buddhist Flag
Nepalese Buddhist Flag
Tibetan Buddhist Flag
Burmese Buddhist Flag
Other Buddhist Flags
Karmapa Buddhist Flag
The 16th Karmapa saw this flag in a dream.
Dharmacakra Flag from Thailand
Flag of Various Republican Parties in India
Know of any other Buddhist Flags? Post them in the comments, and I will add them to the list.