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Tibetan Mongolian Buddhist Cultural Center

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Address: 3655 S Snoddy Rd, Bloomington, IN 47401-9409
Phone Number: 8123366807
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Serene, beautiful, wonderful

We love visiting TMBCC when we're in Bloomington. Beautiful grounds, lovely gift shop, wonderful people. One of the lamas was kind enough to give us a tour of the Buddhist temple... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
DharmaKippan
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Evansville, Indiana
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Evansville, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We love visiting TMBCC when we're in Bloomington. Beautiful grounds, lovely gift shop, wonderful people. One of the lamas was kind enough to give us a tour of the Buddhist temple and explain the various Buddha statues and sacred texts when we inadvertently interrupted his meditation time. They also have a lovely koi pond at the far end of the... More 

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Bloomington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love going here to chill out. And some of the best scarves in my prolific collection have come from their gift shop.

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Evansville, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016 via mobile

This is a truly spiritual and calming place. I stayed with my partner in cabin 4, and it was spotless, updated and beautiful. The back porch opened to pure, beautiful woods. The prayers with the monks on Sunday's are powerful and worth attending, regardless of what religion you practice. Be sure and visit the Happy Yak gift shop, it's full... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016 via mobile

My friend and I were looking for something unique and relaxing that we could do close to home, and decided to attend meditation class at the Tibetan Center in Bloomington. It's a beautiful gem of a place hidden in the edge of Bloomington that should be on your list. The meditation came with a lesson that was unexpected and the... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

Just being in this place was so relaxing. the atmosphere was out of this world. this is the most see place in bloomington.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

The place is beautiful...but that is not the reason to go. You go to open yourself to an unusual experience. The people there spent a lot of time talking with us about their culture (but in NO WAY was there any "push to convert". The shopping there is small, but with special items.

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Plymouth, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016

I stayed here for 2 nights in a room over the gift shop. It was comfortable and clean! I've always enjoyed visiting it was nice to stay here.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016 via mobile

We stopped by during a weekend visit to Bloomington. My husband and I enjoy cultural experiences and the monk that gave us the tour was very knowledgeable. We spent some time walking the grounds and meditating. We were there just about 45 minutes. They do have yurts to rent which looked very peaceful.

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Carriacou Island, Grenada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2016

Worth a drive around the grounds....very mesmerizing. Love to see it in the Spring, Summer and Fall. The gift shop is full of interesting things!

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Bloomington, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

This rare cultural treasure is one of Bloomington's "Must Visit" for Bloomington tourists (and natives!). The Dalai Lama's brother (in exile from the Chinese take-over of Tibet) came to Indiana University to teach and established this amazing Tibetan/Mongolian Cultural Center. His Holiness has visited many times, and the grounds are beautiful. There is a large collection of Tibetan prayer wheels... More 

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