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Esoteric/Mystical, non-Vajrayana schools?
As a syncretic Hindu, I thought I could just live the philosophy of Buddhism with none of the ritual. I guess I was wrong and am now looking for a school to mix into my practice. Particularly, a mystical, ritual-based or esoteric school.
I would like to incorporate Shingon, but there seem to be absolutely no centers in my region of the U.S. and there is very little information online. I tried Tibetan, but it didn't really click with me.
What are some esoteric, non-Vajrayana schools that can be found in Mahayana or, possibly, Theravada?
Keep in mind that I know ritual is not needed to be a Buddhist, but I love practices and incorporate the mind as well as external senses.