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The Honolulu Advertiser

Posted on: Saturday, December 27, 2003

Faith Calendar

Advertiser Staff

All events free unless otherwise noted.

"WE THE PEOPLE ... HAVE A DREAM," part of the sixth annual worldwide Billion Person Peace Meditation, 10:30 a.m., today, Honolulu Church of Light, 1539 Kapi'olani Blvd. 952-0880 or www.kirael.com.

DHARMA TEACHING SERIES, by Tibetan yogi poet and master, Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso Rinpoche, including teachings from his new book, "The Sun of Wisdom," hosted by Kagyu Tibetan Buddhist Dharma Center, Kagyu Thegchen Ling: Pa'ia Maui, today through Monday, at Karma Rimay O Sal Ling, (808) 578-8076; and Honolulu, Wednesday through Jan. 4, at Kagyu Thegchen Ling, 26 Gartley Place, 595-8989.

"DIALOGUE BETWEEN MEDICINE AND SPIRITUALITY ON LIFE'S BOUNDRIES ON BIRTH AND DEATH," discussion by physician, Dr. Peter Ko, and spiritual teacher, Dr. Joy Leo, on some of the ethical, spiritual and legal aspects of biomedical technologies, and boundaries and other intricacies of life and death, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. tomorrow, at Unity Church of Hawaii, 3608 Diamond Head Circle. $20; $25 at door. 735-4436, Ext. 314.

NEW YEAR'S TEMPLE CLEAN-UP AND LUNCH, 8 a.m. to about noon, today, Jikoen Hongwanji Mission, 1731 N. School St. Recommended: buckets, rags, ladders, weeders, etc. 845-3422.

KADOMATSU PICKUP of the traditional New Year's pine-and-bamboo arrangements, made by students, families and friends of Jikoen Hongwanji Mission, noon to 2 p.m. tomorrow, before services, 1731 N. School St. Tickets: $20. 845-3422

PRACTICING THE POWER OF NOW, learn how to live in the present by applying the principles of Eckhart Tolle from the book, "The Power of Now," 10:30-noon Wednesday, Manoa District Park; free. 292-1286.

TRADITIONAL NEW YEAR'S BLESSING, and blessing of ofuda and omamori, midnight Wednesday through New Year's Day evening, Izumo Taishakyo Mission of Hawaii, 215 N. Kukui St. 538-7778.

NEW YEAR'S OPEN INTERFAITH DISCUSSION OF "PRAYER OF EMPTINESS," inherent to many religions, 7:30 p.m. Friday and Jan. 3, Tendai Betsuin, 23 Jack Lane. Preceded by demonstration and teaching session by Shifu Zhang Xiu, four-time all China champion in Shaolin, Taiji, Sword and "empty hand" style of martial arts, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. 595-2556.

"THE STORY OF JOSEPH IN FIVE OF THE WORLD'S RELIGIONS" discussion by University of Wisconsin English professor, and former Hawai'i resident, James Stokes, 8 p.m. Friday, National Bahai Center, 3264 Allan Place. 738-5683

The religion calendar appears on the Faith page each Saturday. Send your listing to Island Life/Faith, P.O. Box 3110, Honolulu, HI 96802. Include date, time, place, who's involved and cost, if any, of events, along with a daytime contact number.