Tour the West Village Home of Nicholas Vreeland, Buddhist Monk and Grandson of Diana

Photo: Jason Schmidt

Monk With a Camera, a documentary about Buddhist monk (and grandson of Diana) Nicholas Vreeland, opens November 21 at Lincoln Center. In the spring, Vreeland vacated the small one-bedroom apartment in the West Village that he lived in for the past 15 years while he was also raising money to help expand the Rato Monastery in Southern India, where he has lived on and off since 1985. In 2012, the Dalai Lama appointed him abbot of the monastery; he’s the only Westerner to hold that position. It seemed a perfect time to ask if I could take a first (and last) look at Vreeland’s New York home.

Tour the Home of Diana Vreeland’s Grandson