Participation

How to Participate in TMBCC's Other Programs/Projects

You may participate at the Tibetan Mongolian Buddhist Cultural Center and the Kumbum Chamtse Ling Temple in a variety of ways.

Help Us Establish Kumbum West: Following the wishes of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, we are in the process of establishing a Learning Institution called Kumbum West. This institution will provide Buddhist teachings and cultural studies in the traditional areas of philosophy, art, cosmology, medical science, meditation, and language. In addition, Kumbum West will promote interfaith harmony by engaging speakers from different religions to give lectures and workshops appropriate to their faith traditions. Please contact at 812-336-6807 for details in how to get involved in establishing Kumbum West.

Attend our Teachings: You may attend our teachings and socialize with us each Sunday starting at 10:00 a.m. In addition, you may attend our Meditation Instruction Session each Wednesday from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm by Arjia Rinpoche. This is also a time to ask Dharma questions. Sitting/Walking Meditation sessions take place each Monday and Thursday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. And each Sunday at 10:00 am, our Spiritual Teacher, Geshe Kunga, gives Dharma Teaching followed by lunch and prayers. The public is invited. Pleasse consult our calendar and Weekly Newletter (News Page) for revisions.

Yoga is offered by Tenpa Phuntsok on Saturday from 10:00 to 11:30 am. Yoga classes take place in the Cultural Building . Please consult our calendar for any schedule revisions.

Guru Tsok Puja: We have monthly Guru Tsok pujas and special events--both cultural and religious in nature. Please check our calendar Weekly Newletter (News Page) for dates and times.

Donate: to Arjia Rinpoche's Mongolian Children's Cancer Treatment Center Via Paypal. Grand Opening scheduled for September 21, 2013. To Donate VISIT PAGE.

Sponsor Our Buildings, Grounds, and Activities: You may sponsor one or more of our building and grounds constructions and maintenance projects as well as our annual festivals and summer camps. To learn more about these meritorious opportunities, please click here.

b-g_sponsorship2

Requests for Sponsorship

The mission of the TMBCC is to help preserve Tibetan and Mongolian cultures and educate the public about their religions, history, and traditions. In order to do, we need assistance to renovate and/or create the following projects on our property.

Jangchub Chorten and Kalachakra Stupa Renovations:
These two chortens were dedicated by His Holiness the Dalai Lama during his visits to the TMBCC. Recently, the Jangchub Chorten suffered cracks that had to be cemented. Approximately every two years, these two symbols of the Enlightened Mind of the Buddha need to be repainted. Cost: $1,000 for each repair or painting.

b-g_sponsorship
b-g_sponsorship3

Mani Korlo:
The TMBCC has constructed a large Mani Wheel (korlo) that contains a million (dong shur) mantras for Peace, Long Life, and the Blessings of Marriage and Children. Two Mongolian Gers will be erected on either side to emphasize the union of Mongolian culture with Tibetan Buddhism. These gers will have permanent foundations, mold-proof coverings, and kitchen and bath facilities.

We request your support for the construction and operation of this Mani Wheel. Your donation will turn the wheel and send blessings to the universe by the power of the multiple mantras it contains. Practitioners may also manually turn the wheel and accumulate merit for special requests. Cost: each ger will cost $15,000; the korlo cost $15,000. Total - $45,000.

b-g_sponsorship4

Choekor Pagoda & Amatayus Mandala:
We have created the Choekor Pagoda to house a permanent Amatayus mandala constructed by the monks of Drepung Loseling Monastery. This mandala is placed on the tikpu that was previously used to hold the Kalachakra mandala creatd during His Holiness the Dalai Lama's visit to the center in 1999 when he gave the Kalachakra Empowerment. The Choekor Pagoda features a sacred Mani Wheel which rotates continually on solar power and contains 613,635,000copies of mantras to deities and teachers such as Chenrezig, Manjushri, Vajrapani, Tara, and Lama Tsong Khapa. Cost: $8.000.

Kora Meditation Path:
The Kora Meditation Trail at the Tibetan Mongolian Buddhist Cultural Center winds around the TMBCC property. It is approximately 1.8 miles in length. Since this land has been blessed by His Holiness the Dalai Lama of Tibet and since the Kora Meditation trail goes around two sacred stupas (tib. chorten), a practitioner will accumulate merit if he or she circumambulates the path in a prayerful, meditative manner. We request donations to maintain the path and purchase benches to be placed in strategic sites. Cost: approximately $1,000.

 

b-g_sponsorship5
b-g_sponsorship6

Ritak Po Mo and Temple Ornaments:
The ornaments on top of the Kumbum Chamtse Ling Temple, in particular the Riktak Po Mo (male and female deer on either side of the Dharma Wheel) are badly cracked and in need of repair. Much merit is gained by donating to the maintenance of these Dharma objects. Cost: approximately $12,000.

Cultural Preservations Programs:
Each year we hold at the TMBCC programs to educate the public about the cultures of Tibet and Mongolian. Such programs include the yearly Tibetan Mongolian Festival, Saka Dawa Celebration, Fire Puja, our annual Summer Camps for Tibetan and Mongolian children, and Tibetan and Mongolian Language Classes. In addition, we host a summer day camp for local children that teaches them about the Tibetan and Mongolian culutres. Cost of each event: average $1,000.

b-g_sponsorship7
b-g_sponsorship9
b-g_sponsorship10
b-g_sponsorship11
b-g_sponsorship12
b-g_sponsorship13
b-g_sponsorship14

Charitable Projects: The TMBCC in tandem with the TCCW (Arjia Rinpoche's center in California) is engaged in charitable projects to support Mongolians and Tibetans-in-exile. To learn about these projects and get actively engaged in supporting them, please click here.

Free Ways to Help Tibetan Mongolian Buddhist Cultural Center Raise Much-Needed Funds.
Every time you shop at any of 700+ online stores in the iGive network, a portion of the money you spend benefits Tibetan Mongolian Buddhist Cultural Center. It's a free service, and you'll never pay more when you reach a store through iGive. In fact, you may enjoy iGive's repository of coupons, free shipping deals, and sales. To get started, just create your free iGive account. And when you search the web, do it through iSearchiGive.com where each search means a penny (or more!) for our cause!
Learn more at: www.iGive.com/TMBCC

Become a Volunteer: You may choose to answer one of our calls for help and donate your time in assisting us in putting on a special event. Or you may choose to donate some time each week on one of the duties described below. Please fill out our Contact Form at the end of this page or email us if you wish us to contact you about one of these opportunities:

  • Cooking
  • Gardening
  • Grounds/Maintenance
  • Gift Shop
  • Tour Guides
  • Hospitality
  • Library

To volunteer, please call at 812-336-6807.

Wish List: You may purchase items on our Wish List that will provide needed materials necessary for the operation of our center. You may help forward our mission by contributing items that we need. Currently, we are looking for donations of the following:

  • Snow Plow
  • Storage Shed to contain our folding tables and chairs.
  • Toner for duplicating machine.
  • Hand tools, Bow saws, Garden rakes, Rubber garden hoses.
  • Adopt a picnic table for our grounds or sponsor a bench for restful contemplation along the Kora Nature Meditation trail. (The picnic tables are wooden and cost $80.00 each at Lowe's.)
  • Benches: We wish to place park type benches along the Kora. Benches will be positioned along the Kora in areas with serene views overlooking the creek and by the Small wildlife Pond and the Lotus Pond.

Grant Writing: You may devote your time and efforts in writing grants for us. We need someone who is expert in grant writing to assist us in getting grants to support our many projects, site development, Tibetan and Mongolian summer camps, education programs, library development, charitable projects, Dharma translation study group, and outreach. Please contact us at 812-336-6807 if you wish to discuss the feasibility of so doing.

Free Ways to Help Tibetan Mongolian Buddhist Cultural Center Raise Much-Needed Funds.
Every time you shop at any of 700+ online stores in the iGive network, a portion of the money you spend benefits Tibetan Mongolian Buddhist Cultural Center. It's a free service, and you'll never pay more when you reach a store through iGive. In fact, smart shoppers will enjoy iGive's repository of coupons, free shipping deals, and sales. To get started, just create your free iGive account. And when you search the web, do it through iSearchiGive.com where each search means a penny (or more!) for our cause!

Learn more at: www.iGive.com/TMBCC