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Thupsung Dhargye Ling Institute, India

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 [Thupsung Dhargye Ling flag] image by Corentin Chamboredon, 26 March 2018

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Here is a flag used during a visit of the Dalai Lama at Thupsung Dhargye Ling Institute in 2009. The institute, which focuses on teaching to lay people, was built in Dirang, Arunachal Pradesh, India. It is a horizontal tricolor, yellow, white, blue. On one photograph it seems
to have the same size as the Buddhist flag but on another one we can see a much longer flag. I couldn't find its meaning or origin.

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Corentin Chamboredon, 26 March 2018 

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Yellow often looks darker than in the Buddhist flag, although not always. Blue also sometimes looks slightly darker than in the Buddhist flag, but even less frequently than yellow. Sometimes there also seems to be some kind of symbol in center of white field, although it is not visible clearly enough.
Tomislav Todorovic, 26 March 2018

The flag seems to have a symbol in the middle of the white stripe, as seen here: and (source:

My best guess is that perhaps it's the flag of the temple, as seen in this section called "Tibetan Buddhist flags outside Tibet", whereas each Tibetan Buddhist Center has its own flag.

Here are two more pictures: (source: (source:
Esteban Rivera, 26 March 2018