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.