We teach Kabbalah, not as a scholarly study but as a way of creating a better life and a better world.
The Kabbalah Centre is a non-profit organization that makes the principles of Kabbalah understandable and relevant to everyday life. The Kabbalah Centre teachers provide students with spiritual tools based on kabbalistic principles that students can then apply as they see fit to improve their own lives and by doing so, make the world better. The Centre was founded by Rav Yehuda Ashlag in 1922 and now spans the globe with brick-and-mortar locations in more than 40 cities as well as an extensive online presence.
There are many meanings of Kabbalah that have developed over time. Kabbalah means different things to different people. The Kabbalah Centre, a non-profit organization founded in 1922, supports the various interpretations of Kabbalah around the world.
The Kabbalah Centre teaches Kabbalah as a universal wisdom that predates the Bible or religion, and can be studied by anyone regardless of their faith or path. Presenting the wisdom from a lineage of great kabbalalists, The Kabbalah Centre provides a course of study that describes the origin of Creation, the physical and spiritual laws of the universe, including human existence, and the journey of the soul.
The Kabbalah Centre seeks to provide a platform to help students improve their lives. To accomplish this, The Kabbalah Centre teachers provide students with spiritual tools based on kabbalistic principles that students can then apply as they see fit to make better decisions that not only benefit themselves but at the same time help make the world better. The application of the tools is what can create the positive difference in each student’s life journey.
What We Teach:
There are five core principles:
How We Teach:
Courses and Classes: On a daily basis, The Kabbalah Centre focuses on a variety of ways to help students learn the core kabbalistic principles. For example, The Centre develops courses, classes, online lectures, books, and audio products. Online courses and lectures are critical for students located around the world who want to study Kabbalah but don’t have access to a Kabbalah Centre in their community.
Events: The Centre organizes and hosts a variety of weekly and monthly events where students can participate in lectures, meditation and share meals together. Some events are held through live streaming online. The Centre organizes spiritual retreats and tours to energy sites, which are places that have been closely touched by great kabbalists. For example, tours take place at locations where kabbalists may have studied or been buried, or where ancient texts like the Zohar were authored. International events provide students from all over the world with an opportunity to make connections to unique energy available at certain times of the year. At these events, students meet with other students, share experiences and build friendships.
Volunteering: In the spirit of Kabbalah’s principles that emphasize sharing, The Centre provides a volunteer program so that students can participate in charitable initiatives, which includes sharing the wisdom of Kabbalah itself through a mentoring program. Every year, hundreds of student volunteers organize projects that benefit their communities such as feeding the homeless, cleaning beaches and visiting hospital patients.
One-on-One. The Kabbalah Centre seeks to ensure that each student is supported in his or her study. Teachers and mentors are part of the educational infrastructure that is available to students 24 hours a day, seven days a week.Hundreds of teachers are available worldwide for students as well as a study program for their continued development. Study takes place in person, by phone, in study groups, through webinars, and even selfdirected study in audio format or online.
Mentorship: The Centre’s mentor program provides new students with a mentor to help them better understand the kabbalistic principles and teachings. The mentors are experienced Kabbalah students who are interested in supporting new students.
Publishing: Each year, The Centre translates and publishes some of the most challenging kabbalistic texts for advanced scholars including the Zohar, Writings of the Ari, and the Ten Luminous Emanations with Commentary. Drawing from these sources The Kabbalah Centre publishes books yearly in more than 30 languages that are tailored for both beginner- and intermediate-level students and distributed around the world.
Museum: The Centre gathers and preserves original kabbalistic texts and rare manuscripts that are housed in a Los Angeles museum. The texts are made available online for students and scholars to view.
Zohar Project: The Zohar, the primary text of kabbalistic wisdom, is a commentary on biblical and spiritual matters composed and compiled over 2000 years ago and is believed to be a source of Light. Kabbalists believe that when it is brought into areas of darkness and turmoil, the Zohar can create change and bring about improvement. The Kabbalah Centre’s Zohar Project shares the Zohar in 95 countries by distributing free copies to organizations and individuals in recognition of their service to the community and to areas where there is danger. In the past year, over 50,000 copies of the Zohar were donated to hospitals, embassies, places of worship, universities, not-for-profit organizations, emergency services, war zones, natural disaster locations, soldiers, pilots, government officials, medical professionals, humanitarian aid workers, and more.