Centering Prayer Gathering
Path to Freedom 2022
12 Traditions and 12 Concepts

The prophetic brilliance of Bill Wilson… his inclusive and comprehensive perspective… are fully on display when looking at the circle and triangle: a fully integrated set of operating Principles for individual development and group interaction: the practice of living.

The 12 Traditions, approved in 1950, established Principles for behavior within each group as well as between all groups. Many individuals have found these guidelines useful in their personal lives and relationships with others. Herb K. presents a monthly series on the 12 Traditions – January through June, 2022.

The 12 Concepts, adopted in 1955, are a set of guiding Principles for the operation of a nonprofit, spiritual organization. Herb K. presents a monthly series on the 12 Concepts – July through December, 2022.

Herb’s journey includes: 7 years in Claretian seminary, a graduate education in psychology, forty years in human resources consulting, certification as a Spiritual Director, active participation in a 12 Step Fellowship since 1984 and the publication of three books on spiritual awakening. A practitioner of Centering Prayer, Herb also facilitates a gathering (ZOOM) for Centering Prayer on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month. ALL are welcome to join in this experience.

Date “Twelve Traditions” Registration
Saturday, January 8th, 2022 12 Traditions: Orientation and Assignments
Saturday, February 5th, 2022 12 Traditions: One, Two and Three
Saturday, March 5th, 2022 12 Traditions: Four, Five and Six
Saturday, April 9th, 2022 12 Traditions: Seven, Eight and Nine
Saturday, May 7th, 2022 12 Traditions: Ten, Eleven and Twelve
Saturday, June 4th, 2022 12 Traditions: Conclusion and Experience
Date “Twelve Concepts” Registration
Saturday, July 9th, 2022 12 Concepts: Orientation and Assignments (upcoming)
Saturday, August 6th, 2022 12 Concepts: One, Two and Three (upcoming)
Saturday, September 10th, 2022 12 Concepts: Four, Five and Six (upcoming)
Saturday, October 1st, 2022 12 Concepts: Seven, Eight and Nine (upcoming)
Saturday, November 5th, 2022 12 Concepts: Ten, Eleven and Twelve (upcoming)
Saturday, December 3rd, 2022 12 Concepts: Conclusion and Experience (upcoming)

Downloadable Resources

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Practicing the Here and Now: Being Intentional with Step 11

This book provides very precise guidance on using prayer and meditation. It will help you improve consciousness each day, staying in contact with your Higher Power for ongoing inspiration and sustenance. By opening the connection to your Higher Power with what Herb K. calls “Intentional Consciousness,” prayer and meditation can help you fully experience the cumulative power of the Twelve Steps to deepen and sustain your recovery journey. Not only does it clearly explain the practice of meditation, it provides a unique lens to approach each Step for a new experience. Buy on Amazon.

Meeting Time & Dates

This series meets on Saturdays from 10:00am – 11:30am PST.

Please review the schedule on this page and click on the workshop you wish to register for. You will be taken to to complete registration. Registration is required.

If you have any problems registering, please email Jose S. at: You can also reach Jose at (310) 377-4867 x250.


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.


Suggested donation is $10 for each workshop.


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