Benefit Gathering on the Beach, live music from Limit X, BaBa B, Devotions Forgiven, Native Roots and others, 1-9 p.m. today, Ma'ili Beach Park; donations accepted for medical expenses for Shawn Couch, son of Pastor Thomas and Diane Couch of House of Angels Christian Church, sponsored by Hawaii Coalition of Christian Churches. 668-8080.
Friends' Day, the church invites non-members for games, singing, refreshments and a message by the Rev. Mitchell Kanekoa Jr., 9 a.m. tomorrow, Full Gospel Temple, 2464 N. School St. 543-5503.
Third Anniversary Lu'au, Hawaiian food and entertainment by Kapena and Raiatea Helm after the morning service, 9 a.m. tomorrow, New Hope Hawai'i Kai. 778-1644.
"Pray Always — All Ways," week-long series of workshops led by the Rev. Philip Chircop of Manresa Retreat House, near Toronto, on experiencing a deeper awareness of God by communing with him through prayer, 10 a.m. Monday-Thursday, St. Pius X Catholic Church, Manoa or 7 p.m. Monday-Thursday, Sacred Heart Church, Wilder Ave.; free. 988-3308, 973-2211.
"Process Philosophy/Theology & Mysticism," Aliman Sears presents a forum in the Modern Mystics Series, 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Harris United Methodist Church, room 9; free, sponsored by All Believers Network (Belnet). 383-2616, 262-9061.
"Mindfulness & Awareness, the Practice of Calm Abiding," class on the basics of Buddhism, 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Kailua Shambhala Meditation Center, Kailua; $5. 377-8451, 262-8352.