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The home is painted with Sakya's colors—blue-gray, red, and white—in vertical stripes. Jyekundo is the biggest Sakya monastery in Western China and the start of my last hitchhike into Tibet. It is one of the Red Hat sects along with the Nyingma and Kagyu. The Sakya tradition developed during the second period of translation of Buddhist scripture from Sanskrit into Tibetan in the late 11th century.
The green color in Tibetan Buddhism represents balance, harmony, vigor, youth, action. The drawing on the center I could not find.
The Tibetan Mastiff also known as Do-khyi (variously translated as "home guard", "door guard", "dog which may be tied", "dog which may be kept"), reflects its use as a guardian of herds, flocks, tents, villages, monasteries, and palaces, In nomad camps and in villages, the Do-khyi is traditionally allowed to run loose at night and woe be unto the stranger who walks abroad after dark. The Tibetan Mastiff is considered a primitive breed. It typically retains the instincts which would be required for it to survive in Tibet, including canine pack behaviour. In addition, it is one of the few primitive dog breeds that retains a single oestrus per year instead of two, even at much lower altitudes and in much more temperate climates than its native climate. This characteristic is also found in wild canids such as the wolf.