Kabbalah is an ancient knowledge and practice that in this modern age is reaching more people than ever before. Kabbalah is older than the Bible and was originally passed on just one person at a time from teacher to student until 1922, when Rav Yehuda Ashlag, the founder of the Kabbalah Centre, was the first person to translate the Zohar, a main text from which Kabbalah’s teachings are based, from ancient Aramic to modern day Hebrew. This translation into Hebrew was the first major step to making Kabbalah available to everyone.
Kabbalah is an ancient spiritual practice that reveals our connection to the light of the creator and how all joy comes from the energy we receive from this light. The more we understand our connection with this light, the more we identify with our higher self with a desire to share and serve others rather than with our ego which lives to receive for self alone. Our desire to share with others connects us with the light of the creator. In turn, when we are in tune with our higher self we will receive more fulfillment in life and even have a more successful life because we are aligned with our true self, potential and life purpose.
The Kabbalah Centre, which Rav Ashlag founded, is very much alive and well today and is often the first place for people new to Kabbalah to start their journey discovering this effective spiritual practice and applying the ancient wisdom in modern life. Since the wisdom of Kabbalah is based on spiritual laws it is timeless, so it applies just as well today as it did in its beginning. The Kabbalah Centre has many books, meditation guides and classes for the student of Kabbalah to learn from and publishes SPARK Magazine, The Kabbalah Centre Report.
There are now Kabbalah Centre locations in more than 40 cities around the world, and most major cities around the world have study groups. The Kabbalah Centre is a non-profit organization that has the purpose of going beyond just studying Kabbalah in a scholarly way but in a way that creates a better life for its students and in turn a better world.