Learning about Kabbalah is better done in person, but the largest Kabbalah Centre is streamed over the internet 24 hours a day. This makes it convenient to learn about the ancient wisdom wherever you are. The Kabbalah Centre in LA is the largest physical Centre, and both of them are designed to help students learn about Kabbalah and apply the principles to their lives.
Kabbalah centers around the universe and man’s part in it, and it is believed to have originated before the Jewish people were established in Israel. It is not a religion, but rather principles and tools that Kabbalists use to improve their lives. The LA Kabbalah Centre focuses on these concepts with classes, meditations, volunteering events and fellowship. Today, there are Centres in over 40 cities worldwide.
Many people who are interested begin studying Kabbalah online, and when they have been introduced to the spirituality, they connect by attending a physical Centre. Kabbalah is not studied like other disciplines; the student learns the principles and then applies them practically to build a better life. Meditations are held in the Centres as are other events and conferences.
History of Kabbalah
Kabbalah hasn’t always been studied in Centres or online. Through the centuries, only the high priests and rabbis were permitted to study this ancient spirituality.
Kabbalah didn’t become available to the common person until 1922 when Rav Ashtag, an elder Kabbalist, founded the first Centre in Israel. He opened the door for everyone who was interested in learning about Kabbalah.
Rav and Karen Berg studied under Ashtag for 10 years, and then they came back to the U.S. and founded several Centres including the LA Centre in the 1980s.. The Bergs and their children are leaders in Kabbalah.