NICHOLAS VREELAND: A Monk's PhotoJournal March 2010

The town of McLeod Ganj, above Dharamsala
Photograph (c) Nicholas Vreeland /All Rights Reserved

Circumambulating His Holiness the Dalai Lama's palace...
Photograph (c) Nicholas Vreeland /All Rights Reserved

View of the valley from lower Dharamsala
Photograph (c) Nicholas Vreeland /All Rights Reserved

Mani Stones along the Road
Photograph (c) Nicholas Vreeland /All Rights Reserved

The Ling Lineage: Khyongla Rato Rinpoche teaching Ling Rinpoche (left), Thamtog Rinpoche, Guru Rinpoche, Zopa Rinpoche, Dakpo Rinpoche, Pagri Rinpoche and others. Rinpoche was bestowing the oral transmission of a text written by the previous Ling Rinpoche's predecessor, which Khyongla Rinpoche had received from the previous Ling Rinpoche (b. 1903 d. 1983) and was teaching at the request of the present Ling Rinpoche (b. 1985). Photograph (c) Nicholas Vreeland /All Rights Reserved

A Monk's PhotoJournal: March 2010

Dharamsala, India: Tibetan Buddhist monk and photographer, Venerable Nicholas Vreeland, Director of The Tibet Center (the oldest Tibetan Buddhist Center in New York City founded by Khyongla Rato Rinpoche), sent photos from his recent stop-over in Dharamsala, the home of HH the Dalai Lama. After years of receiving NV's photo-email updates, I'm now posting his updates intermittently as "A Monk's PhotoJournal".

Vreeland's Fine Art Photography was recently exhibited throughout Europe and the U.S., including the
Foundation Henri Cartier-Bresson, Paris, with proceeds from their sales going towards the Rato Dratsang Foundation.

The Tibet Center and Richard Gere's Healing The Divide organization will co-host His Holiness The Dalai Lama's Teachings at Radio City Music Hall in NYC May 20-23, 2010. Purchase Tickets.

Nicholas Vreeland Bio


Aleks said...

Beautiful post,thank you!

Ann said...

thank you so much for sharing these wonderful photos...they brought a peace to my soul ..

Style, She Wrote said...

Beautiful pictures. Thanks so much for posting. I've always wanted to visit Dharamsala; so far the closest I've gotten to visiting Buddhist monks is KTD monastery in Woodstock, NY.

Federica said...


Caio Fern said...

this is great . a good work , and all the atention towards Tibetan culture is always welcome !!