Centering Prayer Gathering
Path to Freedom
Overview of process for awakening.

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This monthly series describes the 12 Step journey. The Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous were originally conceived as an antidote to alcoholism and have now been adopted to address all addictions. The AA co-founder, Bill Wilson, prophesized in the First Edition textbook “Alcoholics Anonymous”: “our way of living may have its advantages for all.”

Herb K, sober since 1984/awakened since 1988, has adapted and applied this Twelve Step process to the general human condition of “restless, irritable, and discontent.” He has successfully integrated
his knowledge of philosophy, psychology, and spirituality with his experience of the 12 Step process to effect a radical change in an individual’s thoughts, feelings, attitudes, and especially personal behaviors.

This 12 Step series unpacks our journey for establishing and sustaining relationships: with Reality/reality, with our self and with others.

You will learn, apply, and experience the precise instructions from the Big Book Alcoholics Anonymous – a methodology for a radical personal change. This effort promises a gradual turning from the bondage of darkness … addiction & unmanageability … to … release in sunlight … freedom & hope.”

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.

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.

Zoom Registration

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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