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Tibetan Mongolian Buddhist Cultural Center

3655 Snoddy Road, Bloomington, IN
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Ranked #3 of 18 Attractions in Bloomington
Type: Religious Sites
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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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Istanbul Province, Turkey
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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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Bloomington, Indiana, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013 via mobile

don't miss spending at least an hour wandering on the grounds of the TMCC. I come here every week and don't get tired of the beauty, peace and cultural richness. I also recommend visiting the altar in the far end building.

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Petaluma, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

A friend who is connected to the center took me on a guided tour of the temple and the grounds. I highly recommend including this ecological and spiritual sanctuary on your visit to Bloomington, IN It is very beautiful and you can get info on staying in their small cabins near the woods.

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Kernersville, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

I was not sure what to expect entering the paved drive into the cultural center. I planned to visit here as an educational experience for my daughter while out-of-school, and visiting relatives. We stopped at the mailbox inside the grounds and retrieved a map of the monuments and buildings of the grounds, their names and meanings. There was also a... More

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