The Venerable Nicholas Vreeland grew up in a life of privilege and wealth, as the son of diplomat Frederick Vreeland and the grandson of Diana Vreeland, the famous fashion editor. However, as a young man, Vreeland gave up that life to become a monk at the Rato Monastery at Mundgod in Karnataka, India. During his years as a monk, Vreeland has struggled with his relationship with the camera worrying that his attachment to photography as an artistic pursuit might compromise his dedication to his spiritual path. However, when the promised funding for the rebuilding of the Monastery fell through because of the 2008...
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