Welcome! My name is Ambaa and I write the blog The White Hindu, all about my experiences as a non-Indian Hindu.
There is a common misconception that people can’t become Hindu. You do not have to be born Hindu to find the Truth, peace, and joy present in Hinduism.
I know from personal experience that it can be really intimidating and nerve-wracking to try to find a temple home and community. Many non-Indian Hindus practice their faith alone at home because they are so nervous about going to a temple.
What changed that for me was meeting a friend who invited me to go with her.
It was so wonderful and I started thinking about how to give this experience to other non-Indian Hindus.
Templebuddy.com was born! Whether you are a new Hindu who wants to learn more and get some guidance, someone who is interested in Hinduism, someone who is just curious, my hope is that we can connect you with a native Hindu guide to get you started!
(Yes, the real name for “Hinduism” is Sanatana Dharma, which means the Eternal Path. The reason I use the word “Hinduism” is that we are working on reaching people who might just be getting started and this is the word by which they know the practices of Sanatana Dharma.)