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Tibetan Mongolian Buddhist Cultural Center

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Fascinating Tour Guide

This was our second visit and we were pleasantly surprised by one of the guides who greeted us and... read more

Reviewed 4 August 2018
Washington, DC
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So Peaceful

We stopped here on our way into Bloomington and were so glad that we did. The statues and... read more

Reviewed 19 July 2018
Rachael K
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3655 S Snoddy Rd, Bloomington, IN 47401-9409
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Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

This was our second visit and we were pleasantly surprised by one of the guides who greeted us and gave us a wonderful explanation of the significance of the place built by the Dalai Lama’s brother who used to be a faculty member at Indiana...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank rimjhim1
Reviewed 19 July 2018

We stopped here on our way into Bloomington and were so glad that we did. The statues and structures were beautiful, and the grounds were incredibly peaceful. We walked the entire stretch, although you are more than able to drive it. The interior of the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Rachael K
Reviewed 18 July 2018 via mobile

I had learned of the connection with Bloomington and the Dali Lama and wanted to see the location. What a beautiful place with all the prayer flags flying!! We stopped in the gift shop first and the staff was very helpful. We then went to...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank juliebfromindy
Reviewed 26 June 2018

This was an impulse stop on our day trip through the Hoosier National Forrest. It's a beautiful, contemplative retreat area. We were just tourists on a drive by and they were very nice. There's a great little gift shop. There are a number of Buddhist...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank ckcpurple
Reviewed 18 June 2018

poor communication, beautiful grounds. It's too bad that the website and feedback were not up to date. this would have been a wonderful opportunity for cultural education.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Rose C
Reviewed 5 March 2018

What a treasure to find. As soon as you pass through the gates, serenity seems to take hold. A great place for reflection and meditation. Walk the paths or simply sit on one of the benches. A great place to get away from it all.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank JMCKingsland_GA
Reviewed 20 September 2017

Not being familiar with Buddhism, I found the statuary and temple fascinating. It is in a woodland setting which they have done a nice job of preserving. Everyone was nice and helpful. Did not walk around the grounds much because it was a miserably hot...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Paul P
Reviewed 23 August 2017

This is such a sacred and peaceful place to visit and just feel so at one with yourself or your religious feelings. I learned a lot about the culture through the signs that were placed at each site. The colors of the artwork and the...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank BRBE001
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

Dropped off son at IU. Very beautiful tranquil surroundings. Maps are available, btw. Gift shop run by volunteers. Note on door offered to call off not door locked. I was tempted, but didn't want to intrude on their work.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank 856debbyg
Reviewed 10 August 2017

The grounds are beautiful and peaceful. We went on a Friday morning and saw only two people. Given the lack of people/staff we got the feeling we were trespassing and left about an hour after arriving. This may be worthwhile if you have prior knowledge...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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16 January 2018|
Response from BRBE001 | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure. We were there in the fall. I am sure you can google them and see their hours. I got the impression they were open year round since it is kind of like a park.
Judith G
25 October 2017|
Response from Paul P | Reviewed this property |
The gift shop/store is open at 8:00 a.m. and closes around 6:00 p.m. You can visit anytime and even go into the temple after those hours. If there are no activities in the temple, it will close sometime after 6:00.
19 September 2016|
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