A Monk's PhotoJournalist, Nicholas Vreeland
The monks of Rato Dratsang Monastery, in Mundgod, Karnataka, India, are preparing for His Holiness the Dalai Lama to Inaugurate their Monastery January 31, 2011, followed by Teachings Febuary 1-5th. HH The Dalai Lama Schedule of teachings Here. Many of the new buildings for the Monastery were provided for from the sale of photographs by Nicholas Vreeland through the Rato Dratsang Foundation. Early in his career, Vreeland worked for both Irving Penn and Richard Avedon. An exhibition of his photographs will be shown at the Leica Gallery, New York, April 22- June 4, 2011.
All Photographs (c) Nicholas Vreeland /All Rights Reserved
It's such a special ceremony for them. I visited a fabulous nunnery in Dharamsala district that had been Inaugurated by HH the Dalai Lama. So wonderful to be so close too :)
incredible... the white "color" of thelight on these photos are so familiar to me .
It seens like was taken in a town near here.
I liked to see this a lot .
..and good news to then . Congrats.
Jiddu Krishnamurti telling a joke...
“There are three monks, who had been sitting in deep meditation for many years amidst the Himalayan snow peaks, never speaking a word, in utter silence. One morning, one of the three suddenly speaks up and says, ‘What a lovely morning this is.’ And he falls silent again. Five years of silence pass, when all at once the second monk speaks up and says, ‘But we could do with some rain.’ There is silence among them for another five years, when suddenly the third monk says, ‘Why can’t you two stop chattering?”
Congratulations for your blog and so lovely photographs!
a very special day. is really a great honor to the Dalai Lama's encounter. I wish I could, if such an opportunity
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