Kabbalah also spelled Cabalah or Qabalah is a teaching that aims at explaining God’s creation, as well as the unchanging and mysterious universe. While it is used widely by some sects, it is not a religious sect in itself. It provides the basics of mystical religious interpretations. The Kabbalah perception is that all globally held religious and spiritual systems are segments of a worldwide wisdom. The result of this is a resemblance of religions like Islam, Christianity, Buddhism, and Judaism. The Kabbalah, therefore, presents itself as a supplement to religion and not an alternative.
Another name for Kabbalah is “Torat ha-Sod.” This word is normally mistranslated to “the secret teaching.” Kabbalah centre is not a secret teaching but rather a teaching of the secret. The teaching of the secret implies that Kabbalah tries to teach you something, trying to open up and reveal something hidden.
Kabbalah aims at defining the nature of human beings and the world, the purpose of existence among other ontological questions. Kabbalah possesses the knowledge of how these secret forces are organized and the forces by which they influence human beings. It also offers tools to help understand the concepts, thereby attaining spiritual realization.
To understand the wisdom of Kabbalah, you have to learn it. Today, anyone can learn the Kabbalah teachings at various institutions that offer its lessons. For instance, the Kabbalah Centre offers Kabbalah teachings both online and through its brick-and-mortar centers located across the world.
The Kabbalah Centre is a non-profit group that provides people with spiritual tools that come from kabbalistic principles. Students can later apply them where they see fit to improve their lives. The Kabbalah Centre offers a course that explains the origin of Creation, the spiritual and physical laws of the world, including the journey of the soul and human existence. The institution teaches Kabbalah as a universal wisdom that can be studied by anyone despite their path or faith.
The Centre was founded in1922 by Rav Yehuda Ashlag and has now grown to have offices in more than 50 cities and an extensive online presence. The institution has its headquarters in Los Angeles, California.