Movie Night! Monk with a Camera
Nicholas Vreeland walked away from a worldly life of privilege to become a Tibetan Buddhist monk. Grandson of legendary Vogue editor, Diana Vreeland, and trained by Irving Penn to become a photographer, Nicholas’ life changed drastically upon meeting a Tibetan master, one of the teachers of the Dalai Lama. Soon thereafter, he gave up his glamorous life to live in a monastery in India, where he studied Buddhism for fourteen years. In an ironic twist of fate, Nicholas went back to photography to help his fellow monks rebuild their monastery. Recently, the Dalai Lama appointed Nicholas as Abbot of the monastery, making him the first Westerner in Tibetan Buddhist history, to attain such a highly regarded position. Nicholas Vreeland assisted his Teacher Khyongla Rato Rinpoche in the founding and operation of the Tibet Center in New York City and New Jersey.
Directors: Tina Mascara, Guido Santi
Music: Pivio, Aldo de Scalzi
Please enjoy this fascinating film with us. Bring something to eat or drink for our potluck table. Movie Night is free and open to the public. Our space is small, so please arrive on time.