My visit to the Tibetan Mongolian Buddhist Cultural Center in Bloomington, Indiana

 The Tibetan Mongolian Buddhist Cultural Center is on the southeast side of Bloomington, Indiana. Photos y John Clise

By John Clise

On my visit to the Tibetan Mongolian Buddhist Cultural Center in Bloomington, Indiana, took place on an overcast sort of rainy day It was still a wonderful experience walking the grounds in a light rain.

There is peace and tranquility there. The calm setting of center in the rolling grass is a perfect place and contemplate your spiritual journey in life. I found the visit enlightening. The atmosphere is quite welcoming.

The center offers classes, literature, and other information pertaining to Buddhism. And, of course, there is a git shop with all sorts of resources available to purchase.

It should be noted that you don’t have to be a practicing Buddhist to explore these quiet and sacred monasteries. Their brightly colored temples, altars with gilded Buddha statues, and peaceful grounds are open to the public. the center welcomes visitors of all faiths who are looking for a cultural experience or simply a few tranquil moments.

The TMBCC was founded in Bloomington, Indiana by Thubten Jigme Norbu, brother of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet. Under the leadership of Venerable Arjia Rinpoche, it nurtures and preserves the cultures of Tibet and Mongolia.

For more on the TMBCC, visit them online here.

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