Slow Food Madison
Mindful Eating
with Lhundup Chodon at the Livingston Inn

Mindfulness means paying attention. With purpose, in the present moment, and without judgement or agenda.

Being mindful takes us out of our thinking minds and into awareness. In our busy world and busy lives most of us rarely take time to be mindful of our own experiences. This leads to disruptions in our emotional health, physical health, and a disconnection from the simple pleasures in life that are at the heart of everything, especially “Slow Food”.

As we work together to make the food system Good, Clean and Fair, we must never forget that Pleasure is at the heart of Slow Food.

Mindfulness encourages us to become in tune with our senses, as well as the provenance of our food. It helps us to become more grounded through the very food that we love. Learning the art of mindful eating brings pleasure, health, and a sense of connection to the world around us.

Please join us for a Slow morning in a beautiful and historic setting as Buddhist nun Lhundup Chodon leads us through an experience of mindful eating. We will taste carefully selected tea, fruit, and cheese in a way that will allow us to experience the seemingly ordinary with extra-ordinary attention and focus.

After the guided portion of the morning, we will share local chocolates and chat about our experience together, convivially.
Where: The Livingston Inn map
When: Saturday, July 28th, 11:30am-1:30pm
$20 for Slow Food members
$30 for general public
All Tickets Available Online

Space is extremely limited — don’t delay if you are interested in joining us.

Have questions? email us or call us (608) 616-0736

“Nature is our mother. Because we live cut-off from her, we get sick. Some of us live in boxes called apartments, very high above the ground. Around us is only cement, metal, and hard things like that. Our fingers do not have a chance to touch the soil; we don't grow lettuce anymore. Because we are so distant from our Mother Earth, we become sick.That is why it is so important to learn the art of mindful eating, mindful consumption. If we begin to reconnect, we can begin to heal. Please join us and examine the techniques of mindful consumption.”
— Lhundup Chodon
July Happy Hour
The July Happy Hour is scheduled for Tuesday, July 24th from 5 pm to 7 pm at Forequarter Restaurant, the Underground Food Collective’s new restaurant. Their address is 708 1/4 e. Johnson Street. Hope to see you there!

Update on New Projects
Our new initiatives are getting rolling!

This week we had our first Urban Market Forage to Viet Hoa on Monona drive and it was everything we hoped for. Proprietor Luke Le showed us down each of his well-stocked aisles, talking culture, eating and recipes. This tour filled up in < 24 hours, so sorry if you didn’t get in, but get involved so we can have tours more often. Email and get your favorite shop on the short-list.

Also, a team of Slow Food Madison volunteers cooked (iron-chef style) this week at the Fritz Food Pantry for about 20 pantry customers. If you didn’t get a chance to sign-up to help out, contact us.

The farm field trips program is still just sprouting wings. We’re chatting with Slow Food UW and getting a short-list of farms for our first visit. Stay tuned! Want to help

Thanks all who have stepped up; it’s going to be a great year.
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