The Kabbalah Center could be categorized as a religious organization that is not profit-conscious. The organization’s initial establishment can be traced back to Jerusalem where Rav Yehuda Ashlag commenced the development of Kabbalistic teachings in 1922.
The organization’s founders designed its teachings to further the primary objective of fostering and improving people’s lives by instilling select values in their societies. The organization also seeks to promote peaceful coexistence among society members by providing a platform for exchanging ideas and fostering inclusive spiritual relations.
After establishing firm religious teachings, Rav Yehuda Ashlag was succeeded by Rav Yehuda Brandwein. After Rav Yehuda Brandwein’s term expired, the responsibilities of heading the Kabbalah Center were assumed by the current spiritual director, Rav Phillip Berg who runs the center’s affairs with help from his wife and sons.
Kabbalah Center is known for propagating teachings that draw wisdom from the Zohar as well as other Kabbalistic teachings. The center runs various religious courses through numerous channels. Most of the teachings are currently available via CDs, books, online materials, lectures, and DVDs. The center’s teachers are drawn from all ethnic groups and are chosen based on their ability to guide students from all over the world.
Most of the Kabbalistic teachings supplement the teachings from Judaism, Buddhism, Christianity, and Islam. As a result, some of Kabbalah’s teachings are based on religious books such as the Bible. The teachings also utilize astrological wisdom and use astrology to explain different aspects of life. For instance, Kabbalistic teachings believe that cosmic forces are responsible for controlling different aspects of life on earth.
The teachings also emphasize that the creator manifests in every person giving him or her a spark that unites all human beings. Subsequently, it is imperative for every person to treat other people in a dignifying manner since it is not possible to have access to the infinite source of goodness while allowing the suffering of others people. In the same teachings, people are encouraged to help others because volunteering to help forms the greatest source of goodness and fulfillment.
The current headquarters of Kabbalah Center are located in Los Angeles. Its other offices are located in cities in Europe, Asia, South America, and the Middle East.