There’s a food movement called mindful eating that’s picking up speed here in the US.
The Vietnamese Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hạnh is a leading proponent.
He has a food meditation center in southern France.
Plum Village, as it’s called, attracts visitors who want to learn how to eat more mindfully, among other things.
So, for the Geo Quiz, we’re looking for the name of the French department or region where you can find Plum Village.
It lies between the Loire valley and the Pyrénées …
The answer is Dordogne, France. A Buddhist meditation center there called Plum Village attracts vistors from around the world who want to explore mindful eating. Lilian Cheung of the Harvard School of Public Health and co-author of Savor: Mindful Eating, Mindful Life explains the basics of mindfulness to anchor Marco Werman.
Dr. Cheung shared one of the meditations she learned from monks at Plum Village. She says its a grace that’s said before each meal as a way to contemplate and honor the nourishing food: