Introduction to Centering Prayer, seven-session class presented by Contemplative Outreach of Hawaii to teach a way to bring yourself before God beyond words, thoughts or images, 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. today, Calvary-by-the-Sea Lutheran Church; additional sessions will be held 5-6 p.m. Thursday evenings beginning this week; free. 358-0742.
"Issues in Evolutionary Thought from a Process Theology Perspective," an ecology forum and workshop presented by Fritz Fritschel, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. today, Lutheran Church of Honolulu; free. Information: firstname.lastname@example.org.
"A Spirituality for the 21st Century," talk by theologian Matthew Fox on recovering reverence for the earth, how to awaken hope through a connection to our divine origins and gain wisdom from faith traditions of the East and West as well as indigenous peoples, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. today, Unity Church at Diamond Head; $50. 262-1120, 988-3020.
"Reflecting on War and Peace," Maxine Hong Kingston leads a meditation and writing workshop for veterans, active military and their families and others who would like to join, 2-5 p.m. today, Church of the Crossroads; free, sponsored by Dharma Friends. (808) 875-7995.
Dignity Honolulu 30th Anniversary Banquet, dinner, awards, entertainment and door prizes for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered Christians and their friends, no-host cocktails 6 p.m., dinner 7 p.m. today, Hale Koa Hotel's Laulima Rooms; $40 ($35, Dignity USA members and students). Tickets: 352-7558, email@example.com.
"The DaVinci Code: Fact or Fraud?" talks by Pastor Bill Stonebraker on Dan Brown's book and question on the origins and claims of Christianity, 8:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. tomorrow and April 30, Calvary Chapel, 'Aiea; free. 524-0844, www.calvarychapel.com/honolulu.
The Art of Spiritual Dreaming, book discussion sponsored by Eckankar, 10-11:30 a.m. tomorrow, Kalama Beach Center's conference room; free. 735-7719.
Chaminade Alumni Reunion Mass, 1 p.m. tomorrow, Mystical Rose Oratory, school campus; free with trolley rides and refreshments to follow. 739-8526.
41st annual Hawai'i Assemblies of God District Council and Conference, the public is invited to the evening celebration services with speakers, including the Rev. Dan Betzer, the Rev. Rick Seaward and Debbie Gill, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Pacific Beach Hotel; also, Ordination Service 6:30 p.m. Thursday, First Assembly of God Church; free. 668-1588.
Stories From the World's Faith Traditions, Bishop Stephen Randolph Sykes shares eremitic and monastic stories from the Christian tradition including the lives of Mary of Egypt, Antony of Egypt, John Cassian and Benedict and Scholastica, 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Community Church of Honolulu, room makai 1; free, sponsored by All Believers Network (Belnet). 383-2616, 262-9061.
"Compassion in Action," talk by Tulku Orgyen Zangpo Rinpoche, master of the Tibetan Nyingma Buddhist tradition, on dissolving pain and creating joy by cultivating a loving heart, 4-5:30 p.m. Thursday, Waimea Valley arboretum, second floor; $10 suggested donation. Also, he'll teach a method of healing for the body, mind and spirit, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. April 29, Kailua Shambala Center; $50 to $75 on a sliding scale. 638-9091.
Talk by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, visionary and humanitarian shares how to gain self-awareness and self-service by understanding and celebrating the nature of life, 7 p.m. Thursday, Diamond Head Theatre; $15-$35, sponsored by The Art of Living Foundation. 585-7456, http://events.artofliving.org.
10th annual Island Treasures of Hawai'i, 100 volunteers with Catholic Charities Hawai'i are honored at a dinner hosted by the Diocese of Honolulu, 5:30 p.m. Friday, Sheraton Waikiki; $45. Reservations: 546-2277.
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