Kabbalah Centre, the Supplement to Religion
Founded in 1965 by Philip Berg, Kabbalah Centre is a registered non-profit organization with its headquarters based in Los Angeles, California. It has over fifty branches worldwide. Kabbalah Centre offers courses on both Zohar and Kabbalistic teachings to its global student fraternity.
The institution aims at providing Kabbalah teachings and insight for those that lack the background knowledge of Hebrew and Jewish text. It views all religious belief systems as divisions of universal wisdom. Also, Kabbalah is seen as a supplement to religion rather than an alternative. Zohar, from its study, shows how the universe is interconnected and its relationship to man. The study of Kabbalah reveals how people ought to be concerned with their relationship with the essence of God referred in its teachings as Light. Secondly, it shows the relation of the study and man’s five senses. It argues out that the five senses can only access 1% of reality while its study allows for access to the remaining 99%.
Moreover, Kabbalah Centre teaches the Kabbalistic concept of Klippot. The reasoning behind this is that everyone has a direct and defined connection to the spiritual world of the Light. It further reveals that this channel of connection is hindered by Klippot, which restricts the spiritual energy from entering the physical body. Hence, through Kabbalistic teachings, one removes this barrier. Besides, the Centre believes in astrology linked to Judaism. It believes that cosmic forces affect everything and their understanding proves valuable to students of Kabbalah.
The Kabbalah Centre invites all applications from the students worldwide irrespective of tribe, culture, colour, and age. The kabbalistic principle has brought an illumination to the world that religion is not supposed to bind but to give freedom of understanding the divinities that surround life. Kabbalah believes in a divine being, who is the creator and sustainer of all forces in the universe.