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Tibetan Mongolian Buddhist Cultural Center

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Address: 3655 Snoddy Road, Bloomington, IN 47401
Phone Number: 8123366807
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Such a breathtaking place

This is a place for any one who are looking for peace and tranquility. Peaceful temple, hundreds of books selections at the library, long and relaxing trails for walk and lotus... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 2, 2015
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San Francisco, California
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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

This is a place for any one who are looking for peace and tranquility. Peaceful temple, hundreds of books selections at the library, long and relaxing trails for walk and lotus pond with fish, turtles, and frogs. I would recommend this place for family, friends, and little kids.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

I took my four kids (9,6,5, & 3) to visit the center and we were not disappointed! Upon arrival there was a singing bowl that we all attempted to play - only one of us was successful and it wasn't me! Then we went in to the temple area which had a variety of meditation seats for all ages. We... More 

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Bloomington, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Friend brought me here to walk the trails on their sprawling grounds. Ended up exploring the many outbuildings (small shrines, prayer buildings, garden, other structures) as well as entering the main building to see the prayer and meditation room. There is a small gift shop and library in a separate building. I also noticed that they have some yurts (round... More 

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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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