Millions of people around the world are uninterested in structured religion, so many turns to Kabbalah. Kabbalah is not a religion, but it is an ancient spiritual wisdom that dates back centuries to when the Jewish Faith was originated. Kabbalah was only practised by rabbis and high priests for thousands of years, but in 1922, Rav Ashtag founded the first Kabbalah Centre in Israel, and this opened the ancient wisdom to anyone who was interested.
Today, there are Kabbalah Centres in over 40 cities around the world, and the Centres are open to everyone. Kabbalah Centres provide a place for members to meet and attend classes, meditations that are held daily and monthly dinners for fellowship. One significant principle of Kabbalah includes giving, so volunteering events for the community are held every month.
The Centre in L.A. is the largest Centre, and it also streams the online Kabbalah Centre, which is viewed by millions. Instruction and videos are available 24 hours a day, as well as events, conferences, and seminars from all the Centres.
Many non-Jewish celebrities are members of the L.A. Centre including Paris Hilton, Madonna, and Brittany Spears. They regularly attend the Centre because they all agree that by attending, the chaos and stress that comes with their lifestyle is reduced by 80 percent. Madonna has been a member for over a decade, and she has donated three Centres in the spirit of giving. Elizabeth Taylor and Sammy Davis Jr. were long-standing members of the L.A. Centre.
Kabbalah is the study of the universe and how man exists in it, and it is not studied like a book. Rather the principles are studied and applied to situations in the student’s life. Joy is the main principle and Kabbalahists believe that joy is in everyone. For more information, go to Kabbalah.com.