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The Big Room

Until further notice, The Center for Wholism is not accepting reservations for the Big Room due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We will post updates about new reservations as they become available. 


The Center's newly renovated Big Room was designed and built by master craftsman and artist in residence, John Engelhardt. In the Big Room, we host an array of community group programs in addition to our own events. 

Group Programs Hosted at the Center For Wholism

The groups below currently host programs in the Big Room. The views expressed here do not necessarily represent those of The Center or its practitioners. 

The Mankind Project

We are a committed group of men helping men in Bloomington through the greater work of The ManKind Project USA. We hold a weekly group meeting each Thursday evening, open to any man, as a safe place to share your challenges, struggles, and victories. "All of you" is welcome here. We support our community and strengthen our commitment to co-creating a better world through service work. Ongoing service projects and volunteer opportunities abound. We aim provide training to gift each man the tools to step into healthy, mature masculinity and increased self-awareness. Our work teaches each man the value of integrity, accountability, authenticity, emotional intelligence, and compassion. 


To learn more, visit our website. You can join the group by contacting us via email

Hoosier Heartland Meditation Group: Shambala Meditation

Want to change your view and transform your life? We do too! Join us to explore this wonderful world! Spark your heart and mind through the practice of meditation. Shambhala Vision is rooted in the principle that every human being has a fundamental nature of basic goodness. This nature can be developed in daily life so that it radiates out to family, friends, community and society.

We offer:​

  • IEL (In Everday Life) classes on how to bring the practice and rewards of meditation into our everyday lives. These 5 week classes of weekly 2 hour meetings are taught several times throughout the year

  • Shambala retreat weekends presenting the simple and timeless wisdom teachings of Buddhism

  • Social gatherings (pot-lucks and Shambala Holidays) bringing enlightened society to life

The Hoosier Heartland Meditation Group is part of Shambhala International, an international community of over 200 urban meditation and rural retreat centers founded by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and further developed by his son and our lineage holder Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche.

Learn More: Website | Facebook

White Crane Tai Chi

An introduction to Tai Chi (Taiji) incorporating elements of Southern Chinese White Crane Kung Fu (Gong Fu). The practice emphasizes deep relaxation, breathing, and mind-body connection. The course will include warm up and loosening exercises, standing meditation, and an introduction to the Tai Chi form, sufficient to establish a foundation for home practice, or continue toward intermediate level. Suitable for all ages, benefits include enhanced and improved balance, body awareness, relaxation, breathing mechanics and postural integrity. Instructor Graham Montague has been practicing martial arts since the mid-1970's and began studying White Crane Kung Fu with Dennis Ngo in 1978. He is certified to teach Taiji and White Crane Boxing by the White Crane Research Institute (WCRI).


For class schedule, fee and registration please call Graham at 812-322-5605.

Kan ou Kan of Bloomington

We are a not-for-profit organization with low tuition costs dedicated to teaching people Kan ou Kan, a classical martial arts training of the mind and body.  Kan ou Kan is three Japanese martial arts descended from 16th century Japanese samurai.  We teach two training sessions on Sundays: 2-2:45pm / 3-3:45pm. 


For more information, contact Vincent:

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