The Kabbalah Centre is a Los Angeles based non-profit center with the mission of bringing the instructions found in the Zohar, or Book Of Splendor to people throughout the world allowing them to experience true happiness in their lives. The information contained in the Zohar was not known to ordinary individuals until the Kabbalah Centre was opened in 1922 by Rav Yehuda Ashlag who was the first person to translated the Zohar from Aramaic to Hebrew. Through the work of the Kabbalah Centre, Michael Berg was able to write the first unabridged 23 volume English translation of the Zohar. Kabbalah News Here.
At the death of Rav Yehuda Ashlag, Rav Berg took over passing on all that he had learned from the great masters through his writings. His primary writing was Kabbalah for the Layman. This book allowed many people to understand the Kabbalah for the first time. He also wrote:
Consciousness and the Cosmos
Navigating the Universe
The Kabbalah Connection
Energy of the Hebrew Letters
The Power of You
Wheels of a Soul
Education of a Kabbalist
With his wife’s help, he opened the Los Angeles center with the hope that all that had a strong desire to learn this way of life would be given the ability. Unfortunately, he passed away in 2003. His wife now oversees the operation of the center and its teaching program that occurs online and in 40 brick and mortar locations around the world. The Guardian News for Kabbalah .
The basic principles of Kabbalah were given to Rav Shimon Bar Yochai while he was hiding in painful isolation in a cave near Peki’in, Israel for 13 years. During that time, Moses and Elijah visited him in visions. It was not, however, until Rav Isaac Luri, called the Ar, expounded on those truths, during the 16th century, that they had an impact on people’s lives. It is those truths that are taught at the center today.