Centering Prayer Gathering

Zoom Registration

Each person registers and attends the specific workshop where the day and time fits their schedule and stays with that cohort throughout the year. Contact the indicated administrator and you will receive access codes and other instructions.

Time & Dates

All times listed are Pacific. The schedule of days and times is arranged to make these gatherings available to participants in a variety of countries and time zones. Please click here to access a time zone calculator.


Suggested donation is $5 per week to cover expenses: including technology, administration and preparation of materials.


If you have any questions about or have trouble registering for any of the workshops, please email the respective administrator using the links to the right.


Herb Kaighan is a retired professional who has been on a spiritual path since his youth. He has been leading workshops & retreats for over 36 years and is a trained spiritual director. He has authored three books on spirituality & meditation.

Schedule Flyer

NEW Big Book 12 Step Workshops
Weekly for 6 months. On Zoom in 2022.
Day (PST) Starts Registration Focus Administrator
Wednesdays 1:00PM July 6, 2022 Click here to register. FA Only Email Julie.
Thursdays 4:00PM July 7, 2022 Click here to register. All Fellowships Email Janice or Rainey.
Sundays 9:00AM July 10, 2022 Click here to register. All Fellowships Email Cate.

Who Should Come?

All who are interested in a… Spiritual Awakening! Through a precise personal application of all Twelve Steps in the textbook Alcoholics Anonymous, attendees will experience the process for radical change in the way they think, feel and behave. Participants will identify their sources of serial suffering and chronic unhappiness. These workshops reveal resources and tools for healing and a life that flourishes. Each person has the opportunity to learn and practice skills which establish and foster a sense of well-being and joy. This 12 Step process promises enlightenment for all who embrace and incorporate this Way of Life.

Downloadable Resources

These resources support each individual’s precise application of the 12 Steps to their personal life:

Way of Life Document (8.6MB)New for July 2022! Download this 68-page resource and place it in a binder. It provides graphics, worksheets, and commentary to support the work for each Step.

Workshop Assignments (410KB)New for July 2022! This essential document confirms the specific directions for understanding and the application of the instructions for working each Step as contained in the Big Book.

Participation Agreement (50KB) – Each participant in the weekly yearlong workshop is asked to read and consent to this document upon registration. It confirms an understanding and acknowledgement of the commitment and potential difficulties of this experience.

Twelve Steps to Spiritual Awakening:
Enlightenment for Everyone

After 26 years of participation in a Twelve Step Fellowship, four journeys through all Twelve Steps with four different Step Guides, and 15 years of facilitating weekly year-long workshops, Herb K provides a synthesis of his knowledge and experience. It may help you navigate your personal journey through the Big Book 12 Step process. Buy on Amazon.

2021 Big Book Workshop Youtube Recordings

Missed a workshop or looking for a supplement? This is a free tool you can use to support your recovery. Click here to access the playlist and don’t forget to subscribe!



– Pray each day: “Set Aside” prior knowledge and experience.
– Complete the reading assignment each week.
– Listen each week to the pre-recorded workshop commentary for each Step.
– Write each week for personal reflection, knowledge and deeper experience.
– Attend each week to ask questions, discuss assignments and share experiences.
– Have an unmarked Big Book, 3 ring binder for support material, paper & pen.

2020 Big Book Workshop on Soundcloud (Brand New Audio Version)

Each weekly workshop is recorded. An edited copy is available here for those who were not able to attend the actual meeting. This is a complete set of recordings from a previous year-long workshop (52 recordings in total) to supplement this year’s teachings. Many find it helpful to listen to them: after completing the current week’s assignments, prior to and as preparation for each current workshop, or, after the workshop, to supplement the discussion at the workshop.

You can now download Herb K’s workshop recordings in MP3 format one at a time by clicking on the down arrow above (in the top right corner of the track, next to the share button).