The Kabbalah Center International was established in 1965 as the National Research Institute of Kabbalah. It was a non-profit research center for the study of the Kabbalah. In 1984 Rav Philip and Karen Berg opened the Kabbalah Centre in Los Angeles. There are now over 50 branches of Kabbalah Centers throughout the world.
Kabbalah history dates back thousands of years. It is based on the teachings of Zohar and Kabbalah. First as an oral tradition then it was brought to us in written form. Included are the five books of Moses, scriptural interpretations and metaphysical teachings.
A study of Zohar and Kabbalah could take years to master. The two key concepts deal with the ego and its relationship to Darkness and True Self that represents the Light of God. The Hebrew word Klippot is used to denote our direct and clear connection to God and the World of Light. The opposite is that of self- focus or ego and the term Kellpot is used.
The Light of the Creator brings us all the goodness of life, the joy, love, happiness and service to others. The Klippot embodies our realization that we are all one. The more we dedicate our service to help others the more of the Light of God we receive. Kabbalah means to receive the Light of God.
If we live in the Dark Side, that of ego and self- absorption, we shut out the Light of God. The teachings of Zohar and the Kabbalah are the guideposts that lead us away from our ego and help us to receive the Light of God.
Kabbalah is a transformational process from the Darkness of ego into the Light of God. We experience more and more the Light of God. We experience more wisdom. This leads to the never ending fulfillment of the happiness, joy and peace that we are meant to have.