The Kabbalah Centre is a firm that offers courses on the Zohar and Kabbalah teachings. Its headquarters is in Los Angeles, California. It also offers classes at its regional centers. The online course consists of video material and texts. Live teachings are shown from time to time. The Center has published some books on the teachings of Kabbalah in the Torah.
The center was initially known as the National Research Institute of Kabbalah. It was founded in 1965. It was later re-established in New York City as the U.S Kabbalah Center. Philip and Karen Berg started it. Karen serves as a director and spiritual leader. There are currently more than 40 Kabbalah Centers. This is proof that the center is growing rapidly. Kabbalah centers are all over the world including Barcelona and Austria in Europe to Melbourne and Brisbane in Australia.
Kabbalah is not based on any religion. It is a universal way of life. One does not need to have knowledge of Hebrew to start taking the course even though it has its roots in Judaism. The teachings have transformed the lives of many all over the world including celebrities. Celebrities such as Nicole Richie, Paris Hilton, Ashton Kutcher, and Mick Jagger have been students at the spirituality center.
The Kabbalah Center has been involved in some charitable initiatives in the past. They supported the Red Cross during Superstorm Sandy by providing funds and workforce to help those who had been affected by the disaster. They played significant roles in relief efforts during Hurricane Katrina, the earthquake that hit Haiti in 2010, as well as the Indian Ocean Tsunami in 2004. They are partners with Habitat for Humanity and Partners in Health who provide shelters and health care respectively to the less fortunate.
The center offers scholarships to people who wish to go through the teachings, but they might not be able to do that because of finances. The scholarship fund has helped many to become students. It has made Kabbalah more accessible worldwide. The Center supports some charities including Spirituality for Kids, Kabbalah Children’s Academy, and Kids Creating Peace.