The Kabbalah Center International is an American non-profit organization. The organization has its headquarters in Los Angeles, California. However, there are other offices in different parts of Europe, Asia, North America, and South America. The Kabbalah Center International provides Kabbalistic teachings that focus on the Zohar and aim to improve the students’ lives. Most of the teaching is conducted online, through study groups, and regional and city-based centers.
The Kabbalah Center originally founded in 1922 by Rav Yehuda Ashlag. However, Rav Phillip Berg founded the organization in the United States in 1965 as The National Research Institute of Kabbalah. After the death of Berg, his wife and children took over as the Directors of the organization.
The teachings of the Kabbalah touch on different aspects of the world. The Kabbalah Center believes that all religions are branches of the universal wisdom. It is for this reason that the organization believes that religions like Christianity, Judaism, Islam, and Buddhism resemble their sect. The Kabbalah does not see itself as an alternative to any religion. Instead, it views itself as a supplement to the existing religions.
The Kabbalah believes that our five senses only show us one percent of the reality of the world. The remaining 99 percent cannot be revealed through our senses. The Kabbalah also believes that we should be concerned about the relationship we have with the essence of God. They believe the God is beyond human understanding. The Kabbalah Center believes that Judaism has always incorporated astrology teachings. Many Jewish scholars studied astrology in the Middle Ages. The Kabbalah tradition teaches its students that cosmic forces have an effect on things that happen in the world.
Yehuda Berg, a former teacher of the Kabbalah International Center, wrote a book on the teachings of sex. In his book, he recommends that men should not masturbate because it is meaningless. He stated that men should not orgasm before the woman because it is a sign of selfishness. Berg also wrote that the essence of God is derived from sex that occurs after midday and Saturday morning.