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"Good human qualities... honesty, sincerity, a good heart, cannot be bought with money, nor can they be produced by machines, but only by the mind itself. We call this the inner light, or God's blessing, or human quality. This is the essence of mankind."

-His Holiness the Dalai Lama

"The reason we are unhappy is because we have extreme craving for sense objects – samsaric objects – and we grasp at them. We are seeking to solve our problems, but we are not seeking in the right place. The right place is our ego-grasping."

-Lama Thubten Yeshe

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About Our Center

The TMBCC is located on 108 acres of ground in the southeast corner of Bloomington, Indiana. Located on our property is the Kumbum Chamtse Ling Monastery, a Cultural Building, 2 traditional Tibetan Stupas (Tib.Chorten), 4 Retreat Cottages, a Teaching Pavilion, and 2 private residences.

We have a Cultural Building whose Big Room contains traditional Tibetan Butter Sculpture, and a library of books on Tibetan and Mongolian culture and Buddhism. Its walls are adorned with traditional Tibetan paintings of Buddhas and Bodhisattvas. The Cultural Building has the Happy Yak gift shop with traditional Tibetan items and books for sale. We have 4 retreat rooms upstairs.