Retreat Setting


The Tibetan Mongolian Buddhist Cultural Center is situated on over a hundred peaceful and meditative acres in Bloomington, Indiana. In addition to educational and retreat facilities, a Buddhist Monastery and the only traditional Tibetan Stupas in the U.S. are located on the property.

Home to the wooded, historic campus of Indiana University, Bloomington is located an hour’s drive south of Indianapolis in the rolling hills of south central Indiana. The Visit Bloomington website offers information about the City’s many cultural arts and culinary attractions, as well as opportunities to enjoy the natural beauty of its surroundings.


Memory Bridge participants will be housed in Retreat Cottages and Retreat Rooms on the grounds of the Cultural Center. Information about accommodations is provided on the Center's website. The cost of housing and meals at the Center will be covered by the scholarship. Scholarship recipients will receive instructions as to how to make housing arrangements with the Center. It is not necessary to make a reservation prior to that point.

Participants who wish to secure alternate accommodations may do so, at their own expense.


Bloomington is served by the Indianapolis International Airport. A Shuttle bus service runs from the airport to downtown Bloomington. Transportation from downtown to the Tibetan Mongolian Buddhist Cultural Center can be arranged by request.

Enter "3655 Snoddy Road, Bloomington, IN 47401" at the Google Maps website. The Cultural Center provides parking for retreat guests at no charge. The Center is not served by public transportation.