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For Saturday, January 24, 2014

LAST UPDATED: 10:44 p.m. HST, Jan 23, 2015

All Believers Network meeting. Lillian Chang, who practices and teaches healing arts and sciences, and her students of the World Medicine Institute will share insights regarding how the Tao Te Ching inspires their work, 7 p.m. Tuesday at First Unitarian Church of Honolulu, 2500 Pali Highway. Email Merritt Sakata at msakata808@gmail.com for more information.

Relationship improvement workshops. One Spirit Center for Spiritual Living is sponsoring two events in Manoa that feature master relationship coach Scott Catamas and Emily Orum, co-founders of The Love Coach Academy.

The first workshop will be 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Gaia in Pucks Alley, at the corner of University Avenue and King Street. The pair will provide advice on “How to Change the Neurological Pathways of the Brain,” “How to Identify & Manage Veils of Past Pain,” “How to Successfully Coach and/or Support Others,” “How to Create Boundaries With Compassion,” “How to Effectively Transform Any Relationship” and “How to Identify & Work With SubPersonalities.” There is a discounted rate for participants of the International School of Temple Arts Con- ference in Honolulu. For more information or to register, call 725-8388 or email info@LoveCoachAcademy. com.

The second event is 7 to 10 p.m. Thursday at 3645 Woodlawn Terrace Place. The evening will include socializing, dance, sacred sound healing, chakra clearing, oneness blessings and a white tantra puja. There is a suggested donation of $20, but no one will be turned away. Call Daniel at 383-3067 or email onespiritcsl@gmail.com.

George Tanabe lectures. George Tanabe, emeritus professor of religion at the University of Hawaii, will compare various HawaiiJapanese Buddhist traditions through a study of their central objects of reverence and ritual, 6:30 to 8 p.m. for four Thursdays, starting Feb. 5. He will speak at the Buddhist Study Center, 1436 University Ave. The cost is $20 per person; tuition assistance and scholarships are available. Call 973-6555 to preregister.

Tanabe has written books and articles about Buddhism practiced in Hawaii and various religions practiced in Japan. He has served on the board of governors of the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii and is president of BDK Hawaii, an affiliate of the Numata Foundation in Japan. He was a 2007 recipient of the Japanese government’s Foreign Minister’s award for the promotion of mutual understanding between Japan and America.

Pilgrimages to Kalaupapa. A limited number of people will be able to accompany Catholic Bishop Larry Silva on three Kalaupapa pilgrimages March 8, July 18 and Oct. 4 through Seawind Tours & Travel Inc. The remote Molokai peninsula — where Sts. Damien and Marianne earned their canonization for taking care of exiled leprosy patients — is usually accessible only to invited guests.

Early registration is rec- ommended as space is limited to 40 people per day trip, which costs $399. Call Ed Lane at 791-5403 to register. A special Mass will be celebrated at St. Philomena Church. A guided tour of Kalaupapa and Kalawao, picnic lunch and pilgrimage guide are included in the cost. The tour will include stops at both saints’ graves as well as St. Elizabeth Chapel and Convent, and St. Francis Church.


Send announcements and photos to religion writer Pat Gee at pgee@staradvertiser.com.

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