Kabbalah is a form of Jewish meditation that allows both Jewish and non-Jewish people to find peace in their everyday lives. It gives deeper insights on the ways of God, his purpose, and desires in matters concerning the universe. It is these insights that then put into perspective the many particulars of our lives.
Though this form of meditation has been around for years, it became popular when the famous Madonna declared her interest in it publicly. She opened several Kabbalah Centre offices and devoted her time to studying the ancient Jewish ways. Several other celebrities followed suit. Elizabeth Taylor, for instance, became so devoted to it that she converted to Judaism and spoke out for Israel on the ‘Holocaust’ documentary.
An overview of the Kabbalah Centre in Los Angeles
Though we love modernity, we cannot deny that it has come under so much pressure. You can find a Kabbalah center in any state in the US. The Kabbalah Centre in Los Angeles even provides these teachings online, just in case one cannot attend the lessons. Of course, it also offers lessons to the physical attendants, and not only online. The online platform allows students from all parts of the world to enroll.
A brief History of the Kabbalah Centre in Los Angeles
The Kabbalah Centre in Los Angeles was founded by Rav Philip Berg and Rav Yehuda in 1984. The establishment was upheld by Philip Berg and his wife, Karen, after Yehuda’s death. This is a non-profit organization which offers scholarships to those who wish to study and disseminate the lessons but has no means to.
The Centre begins its teachings with the lessons that do not require one’s knowledge of the Hebrew language. Kabbalah teachings do not seek to replace religion, rather, to give more wisdom on the interconnection between the supreme and the world. This means that it is open to all, regardless of the beliefs they hold.
Initially, Kabbalah was for the Jews only, and precisely for Jewish men over 40 years old. But Berg availed this material to non-Jews by making it relevant to modern life through simplifying its wisdom