The History of the Kabbalah Centre

The Kabbalah Centre as we know it today is an internationally recognized non-profit organization. It is open to people from all walks of life, who live all across the world. The Kabbalah teachings were once exclusive to only select groups, but thanks to Philip and Karen Berg it is now taught abroad to as many individuals and groups as possible. Philip had a passion to make Kabbalistic teachings more accessible to the world. His teacher Rav Yehuda Tvi Brandwein helped him to make this possible, mostly due to his own guidance from the very first master kabbalist Rav Yehuda Ashlag. There was a time when the ancient wisdom of Kabbalah was difficult to obtain because books and other resources were both limited in number and costly. Only older men who were educated were able to tap into the knowledge of Kabbalah. It took many years to make The Kabbalah Centre as it stands now a reality, but Rav Berg was driven by the belief that the world could benefit more from the widespread practice of Kabbalah than just teaching to a select few. The Kabbalah Centre is now based in Los Angeles. There are several other Kabbalah Centres throughout the United States and all over the world. Students are now able to have a place where they can gather together and learn more about Kabbalistic teachings from leaders, guides, and volunteers who truly care about them and want to preserve the ancient wisdom of Kabbalah so that the whole world can benefit from it.

A Brief Overview Into the Kabbalah Centre

Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, the Kabbalah Centre is a non-profit organization that provides teachings based on the principles of Kabbalah. Rav Yehuda Ashlag founded the Centre in 1922 and there are now centers in over 40 cities across the world. The teachings of the Kabbalah can be found online as well. The idea behind the Kabbalah is one of a universal wisdom and can be studied by a person of any faith.

The teachings at the include the beginning of creation, the spiritual and physical laws of the universe, human existence, and a deeper look into the human soul. The mission of the Centre is to help their students improve or enrich their lives. The teachers and guides at the Kabbalah Centre work with the students to provide tools directly from the principles of the Kabbalah that students will be able to utilize when making every day life decisions to help better themselves and the world around them. How the tools are applied can positively impact the student’s life, and the lives of those around them.

The teachings of the Kabbalah come from the 16th century writings of Rav Isaac Luria as well as “The Zohar”. Rav Yehuda Ashlag was the first to translate the script from Arabic into Hebrew and make it available to those who sought to learn it. After Rav Yehuda Ashlag died, his student Rav Brandwein continued on his legacy with his student Rav Berg. These teachings helped build what is now known as the Kabbalah Centre.

Wikipedia points out that many celebrities have been associated with the Kabbalah Centre over the years. Madonna is one of the most dedicated celebrities associated with Kabbalah. She is a regular at the Kabbalah Centre where she has a rabbi that she works with personally for her studies. Other major celebrities such as Demi Moore, Lindsay Lohan, Ashton Kutcher, Nichole Richie, Ariana Grande, and more have been linked to the Kabbalah Centre as well.

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