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I live in the NE USA. There are many temples and shrines near where I live. The problem is that all of them were founded by immigrants from India. Therefore, they exist to serve their communities. What is the best way to seek out a local temple or shrine under these conditions if you are from the West?

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    are you looking for a hindu temple? if so, whats the problem if they were founded hindus from India or somewhere else? – S K Dec 20 '17 at 16:04
  • 1) It can be a bit dis concerning to be the only white guy in the temple. – user12948 Dec 20 '17 at 17:40
  • based on my experience, nobody would give you a second glance if you are a white guy at a Hindu temple in the US. The priests and admin folks may even be extra helpful. – S K Dec 20 '17 at 17:46
  • I'm glad you've had good experiences. I've had the door slammed in my face at a temple I will not mention. – user12948 Dec 20 '17 at 17:50
  • Also, the language issue can be a problem. Hard to feel spiritual when everyone about you is talking in a language you don't understand. I understand these places are for the people that financed them and I have no issue with that. It would be nice to find a temple where the congregation uses English. I don't think there are five such temples in North America. – user12948 Dec 20 '17 at 17:52

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