Love with your Head and your Heart was the theme of Sangha Night on 14th May led by Sangharuchi. 35 of us attended. Sangharuchi asked us to prepare by watching this talk by Alain de Botton provocatively entitled “Why You Will Marry the Wrong Person”. It is framed around romantic love but the principles are universal to our relation to our friends, enemies, Triratna, to ourselves, to every creature we meet. It offer a starting point for the metta bhavana for those of more rational inclination.
Sangharuchi also invited us to share our responses to this poem by Kate Tempest, a more emotive angle on craving and how it relates to loving oneself and others. Two different recitations. Both worth a listen. One is here on Facebook. The other on Youtube here.