"Nicholas Nauman, Eat’s 28-year-old managing chef and events planner, said he was inspired to hosts the meals by silent breakfasts he enjoyed at a monastery in the Indian Buddhist pilgrimage city of Bodh Gaya."
Punishment for talking was having one’s plate... removed and placed on a bench outside, where loudmouths could finish their meals....
Maria Usbeck, a 28-year-old freelance art director from Williamsburg, tried to make her companion laugh by turning her napkin into a paper airplane and sailing it from one knee to the other.
Bodh Gaya contains the location of the Buddha's enlightenment under the Bodhi tree. The Maha Bodhi Temple is thought to have been built on the site 250 years afterwards, by the Buddhist ruler Emperor Asoka.Buddhist monks were... Read Post
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At a trendy Brooklyn restaurant you are forced to eat in silence. ‘Eat’ restaurant chef Nicholas Nauman says he was inspired to put on the occasional ‘No Talking’ affairs after spending time with Buddhist monks in India. He says the... Read Post