Kabbalah Centers are locations devoted to eduction and spiritual advancement based on Kabbalistic teachings. Though the roots of this unique spirituality are supposedly rooted in ancient texts the modern interpretation of Kabbalah has existed since 1922. This is when religous scholar and Kabbalah founder, Rav Yehuda Ashlag, compeleted his first translation of the related spiritual texts. His goals was to translate them from the ancient dialect of Aramaic into modern Hebrew, making them accesible to any man or woman of the Jewish faith.
This is because the main teachings behind Kabbalistic thought are found in a book called the Zohar. The Zohar in turn is a section of the Torah. This is the primary holy text of Judaism and several sections of the Torah are also included in the Christian Old Testament. Because the Zohar was written in the obscure language of Aramaic it was only decipherable to a select number of Jewish scholars and religious leaders. Modern Kabbalah centers claim that the teachings of the Zohar are entirely non-denominational and can thus be adopted and adapted by members of any religion or life style.
They believe Kabbalistic teaching can act as a guide and gateway, providing followers with a greater understanding of creation, the universe, and their roles as individuals. The desired result is persistent, life long sense of happiness and fulfillment stemming from the knowledge of one’s place in the universe. Kabbalah has been slowly growing in popularity acceptance. There are currently established Kabbalah Centers in urban areas throughout the world. Along with religious education these centers also engage in community building and charitable initiatives, encouraging their members to do the same. This is because followers of Kabbalah believe in the unity of human beings rather than their separation.
They teach that human ego and obsession with self are the root of most people’s unhappiness. To learn more consider searching online and contacting a Kabbalah Center in your area. These locations focus on education and instruction and can provide a wide range of support material upon request. There are also websites and online resources available.