Thought of the Day

I don't believe in morality, but I believe in ethical conduct as set out by His Holiness the Dalai Lama: "Ethical conduct = a way of behaving that respects others’ right to be happy".

Thursday, 14 January 2010

Valentine's Day IDEAS

I have always been reluctant to celebrate Valentine's Day, but with time I have softened my views. I certainly won't buy a cheesy card, let alone a present, or pathetically sit in a restaurant surrounded by decines of other couples, but I will be up for some alternative and meaningful way of celebrating love in its wider acceptation. In 2006, I had a lovely Valentine's night at the Tate Modern where between an exhibition and the other, we watched Brief Encounter, a true jewel about unattainable love.

Here some 2010 options for London lovers - engaged, married, in a(n) (open) relationship and single alike:

The Big V at Ministry of Sound: Live entertainement with Volupte Lounge to raise money for V-day

Five rooms bursting to the seams with live entertainment: a full banquet and show in the Main Box, a full live vintage band, swing dance lessons, taxi dancers, spoken word, live guest speakers, DJs, aerial acts.

Valentine's Day Workshop at Triyoga: Love your yoga, share your practice

Do you think that love, in order to be genuine, has to be extraordinary?
What we need is to love without getting tired.
How does a lamp burn?
Through the continuous drops of oil. If the drops of oil run out, the light of the lamp will cease.
What are these drops of oils in our lamps?
They are the small things of daily life: faithfulness, punctuality, small words of kindness, a thought for others, our way of being silent, of looking, of speaking, and of acting.
These are the true drops of love...
Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.
Mother Theresa

Bakhti Kirtan night at Jivamukti Yoga CentreA night of chanting together to open the heart and connect to the self.

I will keep adding in ideas as I stumble across them...  

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