Kabbalah involves the study of gaining a deeper comprehension of the meaning and purpose of our lives. This is achieved by having a connection with the essence of God, referred to as the Light and maintaining this spiritual connection to the Light. The traditional Orthodox Jews cite it as an old age representation of wisdom that allows the individual to create peace, fulfillment and lasting joy. Kabbalah also enlightens an individual on the nature of God and His ulterior motive for the universe and creation in it as well.
The Kabbalah Centre
The Kabbalah Centre is headquartered in Los Angeles, California with a global representation in locations like London, Toronto among others. It was founded as the National Research Institute Of Kabbalah in the US during the late 19th century. This move was engineered by Rav Berg and Rav Tzvi Brandwein and was marked as an important step in expanding the reach of Kabbalah Centre in the international community.
The Practice Of Kabbalah In modern Day
Initially, the practice of Kabbalah was confined to the Jewish community due to the fact it expressed teachings that were not found in the Torah. Presently, many people, celebrities included, are integrating this practice into their daily lives. The Kabbalah Centre avails a platform for its students to interact with individuals of like-minded ideas and also build their spiritual lives. The Centre teaches with reference to the Zohar.
Most notably, Marylin Monroe practiced Kabbalah due to the fundamental family values it advocated for. She even went to the extent of converting to Judaism so as to embrace this practice more. Madonna also lives by the doctrines of the Kabbalah and even cites one of its tenets as her daily mantras; everyone was created and put on the earth to help one another.
Citing the Kabbalah Centre as a proponent for religious fads, the Orthodox Jews claim that The Kabbalah Centre does not represent the Jewish tradition and has deviated from traditional teachings. The teachers in the centre retaliated and stated that the action of simplifying the teachings make it more accessible to the modern man.