The history of the Kabbalah Center traces back to 1922 when the pioneer of the institution, Rav Yehuda Ashlag started making the first steps to modernize the ancient wisdom and make it accessible to the outside world. Since then, the mantle of the leadership has been passed down to different leaders over the years, all who have remained committed to the goals and mission of the first Rav who founded the Kabbalah Center. As the teachings of the Kabbalah have been made more available and accessible to the outside world, an unlikely group of people has become attracted to the practice and take it up as part of their daily routine. This group, consisting mainly of Hollywood superstars, has professed to have attained significant benefits from Kabbalah teachings and practices.
American superstars’ dalliance with the Kabbalah tradition started when mega pop star Lady Madonna started engaging in the practice, going to the extent of funding a Kabbalah Center herself. Since then, many stars have followed in her footsteps, among them Lady Gaga, Paris Hilton, Sandra Bernhard, Britney Spears and the late Elizabeth Taylor, Marylyn Monroe, and Sammy Davis. All these American celebrities have attested to Kabbalah’s transformational power and its ability to accord those who practice it internal peace. Sandra Bernhard testifies that the practice of Kabbalah practices and teachings had helped eliminate over 80% of all the chaos in her life. Britney Spears intimated that it was the Kabbalah Center that helped get over a nasty break up which had taken a toll on her peace and emotional stability. Each of the superstars involved with Kabbalah testifies just how practical the teachings are and how effective the practices are in enhancing personal peace and happiness and learn more about Kabbalah.
Kabbalah is often defined as a secret wisdom and part of Jewish mysticism. It is understood among many as wisdom which seeks to establish an understanding of God and his designs over both the seen and the unseen world. It is an old wisdom, passed from one generation to the next through word of mouth. Kabbalah was traditionally preserved only for a few members of society, comprising mostly of married men of 40 years and above. The knowledge has now been made public through the Kabbalah Center, and many attest to its transformational power and more information click here.
In life, we seek to have good health, to have great relationships, enjoy financial freedom and to live a more fulfilling life. The above things are rarely achieved but the moment we understand the right tools that are needed to unlock life’s mysteries we can achieve them. Kabbalah involves teachings based on ancient wisdom that seeks to clarify how life and the universe work. It equips people with the right tools and wisdom to understand the world system as described in Torah (Bible). The teachings are based on Kabbalistic writings and wisdom of great Kabbalists.
Kabbalah teaches the branches of our lives such as relationships, careers and health. The principles that are taught apply to people of all faiths and religions. This means that it is not an alternative to Christianity, Islam, Judaism or Buddhism rather it is a supplement. The teachings seek to remove chaos in the world and improve people’s life. When chaos is eliminated, they should be replaced with peace, unity and love. These values will ensure more fulfilling lives. There is a firm belief in astrology and the need to understand the cosmic forces that seem to affect everything. There is also strong belief in a direct and clear connection to the Light (God) though violence and harmful behaviors hinder it.
Rav Yehuda Ashlag founded Kabbalah.com which provides students with the wisdom of Kabbalah. He was succeeded by Philip Berg who together with his wife Karen, have developed Kabbalah centers. The centers offer courses on Kabbalistic teachings and Zohar through online, study groups, regional and city centers. There are about 50 locations across the world with the headquarters being in Los Angeles California. The students are not coerced into any spirituality but are equipped with information to apply into their lives.
The centre is a supportive community where the students have the potential of developing relationships with like-minded people, exchange ideas and also growing spiritually. Other than teaching the center is involved in charity work and relief projects. The kind acts and sound teachings have attracted prominent people and celebrities. Kabbalah Centre’s Volunteer Program enables students to share and give themselves in visiting the sick, feeding the homeless and other charitable works. Kabbalah is passionate about making a positive difference in the world. Visit their website for more information about getting started on your spiritual path.