The Kabbalah Centre has been one of the fastest growing religious groups in the world for the past half a century, including the global impact the group has had as it has moved from its initial base in Queens, New York to many global capitals. Kabbalah itself is an ancient tradition of writing that has been studied and enjoyed for thousands of years since the dawn of religion in the Garden of Eden; the tradition of Kabbalah has largely been hidden away from the public by teachers of Judaism who believed this was a difficult set of scriptures to enjoy.
Because Kabbalah has often been seen as a difficult aspect of Judaism it has remained largely unchanged until the work of a number of religious leaders led to the establishment of The Kabbalah Centre. The ancient aspects of these teachings mean a number of the traditional parts of life in history remain important to following the Kabbalah in a successful way, such as astrology and ancient teachings on the best way to live life.
The teachers from The Kabbalah Centre have looked to provide a new way of following this ancient traditional way of living life and becoming closer to the figure we all view as God; along with the success of the teachings that have evolved through the work of The Kabbalah Centre the lack of judgement offered by the teachers of this form of religious teaching has led to a massive growth from the 1960s onward. The Kabbalah Centre can trace its roots back to the 1920s when the first modern translations of the Jewish scripture known as the Zohar were published in conjunction with the work of Jewish religious leaders.
Unlike the majority of modern religious groups, the aim of The Kabbalah Centre is not to convert those who decide to follow the works published and lesson plans; instead, the lessons take a universal approach to spirituality that allow followers of any faith to translate the lessons of the group into their own belief system. The Kabbalah Centre teachers take the view that all the religious works of history can be rooted back through the Kabbalah to allow individuals the chance to find a path to enlightenment that is open to all people regardless of gender, race, or religious belief system.