Monk With A Camera CT Premier December 27

How passion and compassion can shape a life’s work… Special Connecticut Showing at D2S

Monk With a Camera CT Premier at DESTINED 2 SucceedLike Prince Siddhartha, Nicholas Vreeland walked away from a worldly life of privilege to pursue the Buddhist ideal. Once a promising photographer, he moved to India and became a Tibetan monk. Years later, he returns to photography to help his community of monks.

This 90 minute feature documentary chronicles the life and spiritual quest of Nicholas (Nicky) Vreeland, who for the past twenty-eight years has been a Tibetan Buddhist monk. The son of a United States Ambassador, grandson of legendary Vogue editor Diana Vreeland, and a photographer by trade, Nicky left his privileged life behind to follow his true calling.

He moved to India, cutting his ties with society, photography, and his pleasure-filled world, to live in a monastery with no running water or electricity. There he would spend the next 14 years studying to become a monk. Then in one of lifeʼs beautiful twists, Nicky went back to the worldly pursuit of photography in order to help his fellow monks rebuild their monastery, one of the most important of the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. His journey from being a photographer to becoming a monk and, most recently, to being appointed as the abbot of the monastery he helped to rebuild, are the core of the story.

Then in one of lifeʼs beautiful twists, Nicky went back to the worldly pursuit of photography in order to help his fellow monks rebuild their monastery, one of the most important of the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. His journey from being a photographer to becoming a monk and, most recently, to being appointed as the abbot of the monastery he helped to rebuild, are the core of the story.

His journey from being a photographer to becoming a monk and, most recently, to being appointed as the abbot of the monastery he helped to rebuild, are the core of the story.

Join us for a unique evening at the Connecticut premiere of “Monk With a Camera: The Life and Journey of Nicholas Vreeland..” Saturday, December 27th at 7PM.  Admission is free and donations to D.E.S.T.I.N.E.D 2 Succeed are gladly accepted. All donations are tax deductable.

This screening brought to you by one of our most generous sponsors, Little Fish Studios Web Design, and kettlecorn snacks provided by Kennedy Kitchens.

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