Tibetan Mongolian Buddhist Cultural Center, Bloomington, Indiana
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.
The Jangchub Chorten and the Kalachakra Stupa are traditional Buddhist monuments to the Enlightened Mind of the Buddha and were dedicated by His Holiness the Dalai Lama during his visits to the TMBCC.
Guided tours of the buildings and grounds are regularly available for individuals, with large group tours of 10 or more given for a modest fee of $35. Please call Dhondrup at 812-336-6807 to make arrangements.
The Tibetan Mongolian Buddhist Cultural Center is active in Earth Care, an interfaith group in Bloomington. Earth Care accepts our urgent moral responsibility to protect all life by curbing wanton climate change. For information about this organization, please click here Earth Care.