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Switzerland. Basel. St. Jakobshalle. A tibetan family seats among the crowded audience and listens to His Holiness the Dalai Lama during his public lecture on Training the Mind. The eight verses for Training the Mind deal with the practises associated with cultivating the method aspect or the path such as compassion, altruism, aspiration to attain buddhahood, and so on. The father is asleep and his daughter is taking a selfie with her mobile smartphone. The Tibetan flag, also known as the "snow lion flag" and the 'Free Tibet flag', was a flag of the military of Tibet, introduced by the 13th Dalai Lama in 1912 and used for the same capacity until 1959. Designed with the help of a Japanese priest, it reflects the design motif of the Japanese military's Rising Sun Flag. Since the 1960s, it is used a symbol of the Tibetan independence movement. The flag of Switzerland consists of a red flag with a white cross (a bold, equilateral cross) in the centre. 7.02.2015 © 2015 Didier Ruef