Tibetan Mongolian Buddhist Cultural Center

  • 3655 South Snoddy Road
  • Bloomington, IN 47401
  • (812) 336-6807

Dedicated to the people of Tibet, this Cultural Center, located on 90 acres just south of town, offers a relaxing and peaceful setting for meditation and reflection. The Tibetan Chortens here (2) are the only ones in the nation. The TMBCC was established by Indiana University Professor Emeritus Thubten J. Norbu in 1979 to acquaint people with the history and culture of Tibet and to support Tibetans everywhere. Throughout the year, it provides a place for workshops, teachings, seminars, initiations, retreats and ceremonies relating to the Tibetan and Mongolian cultures. Highlights include the Kumbum Chamtse Ling Temple, butter sculptures, a permanent sand mandala and many other works of art.