About & Contact

Ambaa is an American woman of European ancestry who practices Hinduism. She has been involved in Indian philosophy since 1982 and Indian culture since 2004. She loves to learn about people’s spirituality and how they find meaning in their lives. Join her as she navigates culture, religion, and expectations…

The best way to reach me is through my Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/TheWhiteHindu

Hi, my name is Carolyn and my Hindu name is Ambaa. It comes through a childhood Sanskrit teacher. I’ve had a long and complex relationship with Hinduism so there’s been a lot to say on this blog! I’ve been writing it since 2009.  A lot has changed over the past ten years. I am now married to a wonderful man that I met thanks to a blessing from Shankaracharya in Sringeri. My husband is also a white American. He identifies as Buddhist and Taoist. We have two beautiful children: Garrick Ravi and Priya Illana. 

I am not a scholar or a teacher. I am just an ordinary every-day Hindu trying to live my best life and figure out the purpose of my existence. People seem to find value in watching my journey unfold and I have had some wonderful opportunities because of the blog. I’ve been invited to speak on three panels now, my work has been referenced in Hinduism Today, and I got to meet Morgan Freeman at a screening of The Story of God! 

If you’re new, here are some introduction posts to start with…

Note: Book links are most likely Amazon affiliate links. I get a few cents for any books purchased through those links.