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Tibetan Mongolian Buddhist Cultural Center

3655 Snoddy Road, Bloomington, IN
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Ranked #4 of 17 Attractions in Bloomington
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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Type: Religious Sites, Cultural

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Bloomington, IN
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

The Cultural Center is peaceful and quiet. Nothing exciting happens here. Enjoy the walking trails. Meditate and relax. The volunteers will give tours and explain the art and relics. The Dalai Lama and many celebrities visit the center. Retreats are held frequently. Weekly meditation meetings are held on Wednesday at noon.

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Bloomington, Indiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

No real activity, but worth taking time to visit. Site of visits by a number of movie stars and also, of course, the Dalai Lama, the brother of a former faculty member at IU.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

One of my favorite places to visit when in Indiana. The grounds and walking trail are relaxing and peaceful. Over the years I have attended retreats and meditation sessions here as well. Last August, I stayed in one of the cottages for a night- very relaxing. A truly beautiful cultural experience....

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Louisville, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

...and gain insight into a very spiritual environment. Being uneducated on such matters, we were amazed at our brief visit and felt as if we had been transported thousands of miles away from the hustle and noise of Bloomington. The monuments are quite interesting, the temple was open and welcoming, and the grounds are a wonderful place to wander and... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Just returned from a 5-day retreat on the grounds of this center. It was not a Buddhist retreat, but we had meditation to start and end the day. We stayed in the "dorm" of the cultural center. It was clean and quiet. The bed was a bit too soft for my taste, but that did not in any way spoil... More 

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Chicago
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

It is always special to peak into someone else's culture and believes. There is no cost to you roaming the grounds, trays/ bowls for donations. The welcome center was closed when we there on a Saturday morning just after 10:00. Glad that I went, but after being in Thailand and touring the ornate temples/wats...

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

You can go for free to explore this culture and stay at the temple while they are praying, so you can learn more about what they do. The monuments are awesome. This is something that you should definitely try.

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Bloomington, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

It's a great, inviting, quiet, serene place to visit. Also of course Tibetan Monks live and meditate there so please keep your voices low and be respectful. Take off your shoes if you decide to go inside temple. T

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

I discovered that this place existed thanks to trip advisor. We followed the suggestions and went there on a no-rain day. I loved the altars both in the cultural center and in the temple. It was lovely to see all the Holy Books present around the altar in the temple. I loved the decorations and the garden is worth taking... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

Bliss. Peace. Harmony. Serenity. Just a few of the emotions I experienced when I visited the Tibetan Mongolian Buddhist Cultural Center. I visited in early afternoon on a damp rainy day but it made for the most wonderful experience. When I arrived I first visited the gift shop and was directed to the temple and cultural center. As soon as... More 

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