Having been founded in 1984 by Philip Berg and his wife Karen Berg, Kabbalah Centre has realized massive growth over the years. It was formed as a non-profit making organization aimed at offering courses in Kabbalistic learning and Zohar. Although the headquarters are in Los Angeles, the foundation has expanded to realize over fifty branches across the globe. The students who wish to undertake Kabbalah do not have to necessarily have the knowledge of Hebrew and Jewish texts. The approach to their learning is as friendly as that.
At Kabbalah it is believed that all the religions, be it Christianity, Islam, Judaism or even Buddhism are under a collective intelligence. For this reason, they do not fight any religion, rather supplement them. It is at Kabbalah Centre that you learn to primarily focus on your relationship with the essence of God as God is Himself incomprehensible.
Teachings on Specific Topics as Offered at Kabbalah Centre
Sex is a subject addressed and as explained by Yehuda Berg formerly a teacher at the Religion Centre, men should not generate semen without making love. They out rightly condemn masturbation because it is one way through which sperms fail to serve the intended purpose. Addressing astrology, there is such high regard to it, probably because it has been known to be part of Judaism in a great way. Though it was mainly opposed by the philosophers such as Maimonides, through the middle ages most Jews embraced it quite a lot.
Interesting to learn is that there is a Kabbalistic concept of Klippot. Here the argument is that everyone can directly connect to the essence of God, but Klippot bars the Spiritual energy from entering the physical. Bad behavior plays a major role in adding Klippot while studying and observing the Kabbalah and Jewish teachings removes Klippot.
Worth noting is that the Spirituality Centre has received continued patronage by the Jews. As well, it has grown so many branches in the United States of America, Asia, Middle East and Europe. Since it was founded, the Centre has been under able leadership and this has played a great role in enabling the facility stand the turbulent times.