BRIEF HISTORY

1979

Thubten Jigme Norbu (Tagtser Rinpoche)

1922 - 2008

Founder of Tibetan Cultural Center (TCC) -  

Predecessor of TMBCC 

2006

Arjia Thubten Lobsang Rinpoche

Appointed by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama

As the Director of TCC and Abbot of TMBCC

2007

His Holiness The 14th Dalai Lama

Broadened the Mission of the Tibetan Cultural Center to the

Tibetan Mongolian Buddhist Cultural Center

TMBCC&KCL

 

MISSION

Fostering and preserving Tibetan and Mongolian Cultures in the USA. Helping to preserve cultural and Buddhist traditions among the Tibetan exile communities, and the Mongolians of Kalmykia, Buyatia, and Tuvia. Providing education in Tibetan and Mongolian cultures in the Bloomington community. When possible, fostering cultural exchange between Tibetans inside and outside of Eastern Tibet.

 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

President & Abbot: Arjia Rinpoche

Vice-president: Brian Li

Secretary: Curt Jones

Treasurer: Sudakara Koneru

Member: Robert Thurman

Member: Elaine Irwin

STAFF MEMBERS

Director:  Geshe Lobsang Kunga

Spiritual Teachers: Shingza Rinpoche & Geshe Kunga

Secretary & Translator:  Tenpa Phuntsok

Buildings, Grounds & Gift Shop:  Dancho Gyatso 

Mongolian Coordinator: Badmaarag Chuluun

Chinese Coordinator: Choeni Lhamo

Secretary to Abbot: Mary Pattison

BUILDINGS & GROUNDS

Entrance to Kora Path

Tibetan Stupas

Mani Korlo

Choekor Pagoda

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