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5 years ago  ::  Aug 23, 2013 - 9:54PM #1
Bookista
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I am not ethnically Indian, but after years in conservative Christian churches, I believe and love many Hindu teachings. I have experienced joy and peace from reading about Hinduism and translations of Hindu holy writings.

However, I am looking for a spiritual home, a place to go and practice the rituals of faith. Would I be welcome at a local temple? I do not know HOW to perform Hindu rituals, I am ignorant but I would want to learn.

What are some places/resources to go to learn how to integrate myself into the Hindu community?

I am a 30 year old woman living in East Tennessee. 
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5 years ago  ::  Aug 29, 2013 - 2:59AM #2
Jm8
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Namaste,

> Would I be welcome at a local temple?

like everywhere, it depends very much on the people and circumstances determined by several factors as per Bhagavadgita 18.14.


> What are some places/resources to go to learn how to integrate myself into the Hindu community?

You could start with Wikipedia's main article on hinduism.

Here are some TN temples: www.hindutemples.us/#TN


Hope this helps. Hare Krsna
Your servant, bh. Jan

www.vrindavan-dham.com
www.veda.harekrsna.cz

jIve dayA nAme ruci vaiSNava sevana
IhA chArA dharma nAhi zuna sanAtana

"Hear, Sanatana! Kindness to all living beings, taste for the holy name, and service to Vaisnavas - apart from these there is no other dharma." (attributed to Lord Caitanya, often quoted or alluded to by Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati, e.g. in Caitanya Bhagavata Adi Khanda 1.1 purport)

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