Sponsored Day Retreats

Forgiveness: A Decision to Release

Fred Luskin, PhD & Herb Kaighan

*Remote Via Zoom* Spirituality Series Part 13: Bill Wilson (cofounder of AA) discusses forgiveness - he calls it “letting go of resentment”. It’s not done to please others, but in the interest of freedom - theirs and ours. A life which includes deep resentment leads only to futility and unhappiness. Learn about the process of forgiveness, what it is and what it is not and how to release resentment. “A forgiving person has no past ~ an unforgiving person has no future” Herb Kaighan, 2016.

$25

Meditation & Contemplation: Practice of Intentional Consciousness

Dr. James Finley, PhD & Herb Kaighan

*Remote Via Zoom* Spirituality Series Part 14: Are Prayer and Meditation important to you? Do you have a daily practice? Are you confused about Prayer, Meditation, Mindfulness, Contemplation and Centering Prayer ~ what are they and how to do them? Would you like to learn about each of these through experience? These are all practices of conscious contact with the “Mystery”. Come experience a way of improving your relationship with “God” to improve your consciousness.

$25

Sacred Geometry Art & Meditation

Laurie Wallace

This creative workshop will introduce basic concepts of Sacred Geometry using art techniques to enhance art-making as meditation. Sacred Geometry is an ancient science that explores our relationship to natural universal patterns and geometric shapes which unify our world. Together we will create works of art/meditation based on the mandala, the spiral and the golden ratio. All materials, handouts and supplies will be provided. No previous art experience is required.

$40

Part 10 of the Path to Personal Freedom: 12 Steps Intentional Compassion

Herb Kaighan

*Remote Via Zoom* Part 10 of the Path to Personal Freedom Series: 12 Steps. Step Twelve: A Practical Approach to Enlarging Our Spiritual Life | Compassion • Spiritual Awakening - Change • Carrying this message – Being a Lantern • Sponsorship / Step-Guide - Helping

$10

4th Quarterly: Emotional Sobriety and Core Principles 7 through 12

Herb Kaighan

*Remote Via Zoom* 4th of Four Workshops on Emotional Sobriety. Dr. Berger and Herb K. will unpack Core Principles 7 thru 12 of Emotional Sobriety that sustain personal growth, a continuation of the July 24th workshop. This powerful experience will give each participant an opportunity to look at the current quality of life from a fresh perspective and have a new experience. Transformation creates a new attitude and experience towards ourselves, others and Reality.

$45

The Healing Art of Mandala Making

Rev. Paula Vukmanic

The word mandala is from Sanskrit and means circle. A circle is a symbol of wholeness. The psychologist Carl G. Jung created one each morning “somehow corresponding to his inner situation at the time”. For Jung, “the mandala really is Formation, Transformation, Eternal Mind’s eternal recreation.” Our workshop will engage the experience of the mandala with a variety of mediums and papers. I invite you to bring your own art materials if you so wish. Our workshop will focus on meditative moments, creating our mandalas and learning some of the history of the mandala and current mandala projects.

$40

Amazing Grace: Grace-Willingness, Gift-Action, Invitation-Response!

Herb Kaighan

*Remote Via Zoom* Spirituality Series Part 15: Are you tired of serial suffering? …are you mostly “restless, irritable, and discontent”? …are you filled with chronic irritation, anxiety, or boredom? Are you regularly asking: “IS THIS ALL THERE IS??” The text book of AA suggests: We have entered the world of the SPIRIT! Have we become God-conscious? What is Big Book talking about? What are specific suggestions for having a life that FLOURISHES ? Can I really be happy, joyous, and free? …REALLY?

$25

Sponsorship/ Helping Others: Enlarging Compassion

Fr. Tom Weston, SJ & Herb Kaighan CA

*Remote Via Zoom* Spirituality Series Part 16: Learn about Sponsorship ~ what does a sponsor do? What is the role of a sponsor? Through working the Steps as contained in the Big Book, with the guidance of a sponsor or “Step Guide”, you will experience a profound spiritual awakening. Then we are invited to carry this message to others, of recovery through a spiritual awakening. The path of improving consciousness and enlarging compassion produces optimal living. When we have a meaningful connection beyond ourselves and live a life of contribution - we find personal happiness and a useful life.

$25

The Art of Bookmaking

Ginger Doner

At this workshop Ginger will share her expertise to show us the process of designing, creating and completing a simple book. A handmade book, sometimes referred to as an artist's book can be inspired by images, rhythm, shape or form, movement, interactivity, memory, relationship of materials and structure to content and related to other book arts used in the making of books, such as papermaking, printmaking, letterpress, calligraphy, paper marbling, drawing and painting.

$40

5th Quarterly: Our Way of Life: Optimal Living & Personal Happiness

Herb Kaighan

*Remote Via Zoom* 5th Workshop on Emotional Sobriety. Dr. Berger and Herb K. will discuss a solution not only to addiction but for dealing with our human condition - unmanageability. Carl Jung had suggested “The Spirit is the antidote to spirits” = optimal living and personal happiness. Bill Wilson states in the Big Book “…our way of living has its advantages for All.” This workshop will be a deep dive into the application of tools for optimal living.

$45