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The Symbolism of the Tibetan National Flag

1. The White snow mountain in the center depicts the land of the great nation of Tibet.

2.The six red rays emanating from the sun symbolize the six original peoples of Tibet:
the Se, Mu, Dong, Tong, Dru, and Ra.

3. The blue rays symbolize the commitment to spirtual and secular rule.

4. The pair of snow-lions symbolize the complete victory of the spiritual and secular rule.

5. The three-sided yellow border reresents the flourishing of the Buddha's teachings.
The side without a border represents Tibet's openness to non Buddhist thought.

6. The raised jewel symbolizes Tibet's reverence for the three Precious Gems:
the Buddha, the Dharma and the Sangha.

* In the centre stands a magnificent thickly snow clad mountain, which represents the great nation of Tibet,
widely known as the Land Surrounded by Snow Mountains.

* Across the dark blue sky six red bands spread representing the original ancestors of the Tibetan people:
the six tribes called Se, Mu, Dong, Tong, Dru and Ra which in turn gave the [twelve] descendants.
The combination of six red bands (for the tribes) and six dark blue bands for the sky represents the incessant
enactment of the virtuous deeds of protection of the spiritual teachings and secular life by the black and red guardian
protector deities with which Tibet has had connection for a very long time.

* At the tip of the snow mountain, the sun with its rays brilliantly shining in all directions represents the equal
enjoyment of freedom, spiritual and material happiness and prosperity by all beings in the land of Tibet.

* On the slopes of the mountain there proudly stand a pair of snow lions blazing with the manes of fearlessness,
which represent the country's victorious accomplishment of a unified spiritual and secular life.

* The beautiful and radiant three coloured jewel held aloft represents the ever-present reverence respectfully held
by the Tibetan people towards the Three Supreme Jewels (the Buddhist objects of refuge: Buddha, Dharma and Sangha).

* The two coloured swirling jewel held between the two lions represents the peoples' guarding and cherishing the self
discipline of correct ethical behaviour, principally represented by the practices of the ten exalted virtues and the 16
humane modes of conduct.

Lastly, the surrounding border of yellow adorning the perimeter represents the spread and flourishing in all directions
and times of the purified gold like teachings of the Buddha.











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Love Live Tour | Official Press Release PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 16 May 2009


The Cult announced today the launch of The Cult  - "Love" Live Tour, with confirmed dates in the U.S, Canada, and Europe.

The "LOVE" album is viewed by fans and world-wide media as The Cult's pre-eminent release.
From the immediately recognizable opening notes of "She Sells Sanctuary", through Billy Duffy's psychedelic guitar strains on "Phoenix", to the resolve of Ian Astbury's haunting baritone on "Brother Wolf, Sister Moon", the Cult created an album that maneuvers as a tour de force.

The Cult "LOVE" Live Tour will showcase the band's alternative roots as musicians and performers, and is sure to electrify new fans and devotees.
Performing in diverse venues from the grand scale excitement of London's, Royal Albert Hall, to the thrill of Los Angeles' Nokia Theater, to the intimate setting of Paris' Le Bataclan, the band will fulfill the ultimate dream of Cult lovers across the globe, performing the unimaginable; a once in a lifetime opportunity to witness one of alternative rock's most important records, "LOVE" performed in its entirety, live onstage.

"The band is redefining the live album experience with the "LOVE" Live Tour; nothing is comparable to witnessing The Cult, fully engaged in the live creation of arguably their seminal album. For fans this will be the greatest tour yet, and for those just discovering The Cult, this staging will envelop them in a pure performance experience," stated Cult manager, Tom Vitorino.

The Cult will be delivering spectacular production, along with the intense performances that fans have come to expect.
The evening's finale will include an encore of The Cult's greatest hits, spanning the bands' storied career.
The band has been working closely with their art / design team creating an arresting set, with dramatic effects, using state-of-the art technology.

Fans will be able to enjoy special access tickets in certain tour stops, along with "LOVE" Live exclusive merchandise available at
The band also has plans in the pipeline for delivering live select track audio and video streams, downloads, and hi definition video/audio capture for full show releases of select tour stops.
Continuing their historic creative partnership, Ian Astbury and Billy Duffy began writing together this winter, and have since recorded several songs at The Sunset Marquis Villa Recording Studios, in Los Angeles, CA.
Their highly anticipated new tracks will be the follow up to The Cult's 2007 release, the critically acclaimed, "BORN INTO THIS".
As of press time, the band is keeping options open to drop new tracks in conjunction with the tour.

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mandy vingerhoets said:

  The best two concerts of the year
No doubt about it smilies/tongue.gif
December 16, 2009

DJ Cooper said:

  This is excellent news! I'll definitely be at the Sept. 2nd Chicago show! If my job/money situation gets better I'll try to make the Minneapolis & New York shows, too.

Sounds like it'll be a really cool psychedelic experience. I'll try to get some images and sounds from the show, if I can.
May 16, 2009

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