In January, 2013 the BBC produced a short documentary piece on Ridgely, along with a feature piece on Swami Vivekananda. This post contians an excerpt, and you can find the full piece (including video) below:
Few in the west have heard of Swami Vivekananda, who was born 150 years ago this week. Yet this Bengali intellectual, still revered in India, introduced many people to yoga and meditation.
The crunch of car tyres on gravel, the heavy smell of an imminent thunderstorm, swaying elm trees – random childhood memories of my grandmother’s house, Ridgely, in upstate New York.
I also dimly remember casual references to a Swami. “That was Swami’s sofa.” “The end room – that is where the Swami used to sleep.”
Click here to see it. (opens in a new window)