The precursor of Kabbalah Centre began in Jerusalem in 1922 by Rav Yehuda Ashlag and later succeeded by his student Rav Yehuda Brandwein. In 1969, years, after Brandwein passed away Kabbalist Rav Berg together with his wife, re-established the US Kabbalah Centre in New York and he is now the current Director. They have 50 locations worldwide with headquarters in Los Angeles. More than 5000 people study the Kabbalistic wisdom every week through lectures, books, downloads CD’s, DVDs and prayer services. Their teachings are in the Zohar, which is the sacred text of the Kabbalistic knowledge with writings from the great Kabbalists who decoded the mysteries and secrets in the Torah/Bible, the Universe and other aspects of life, according to this link.
The aim of starting Kabbalah Centre was to equip people with tools and knowledge that would improve their way of living as well as eliminating chaos in the world. Over the years, they have succeeded in offering the students a platform to grow spiritually, share ideas as well as develop lasting relationships with like-minded individuals. They Kabbalists teach that suffering, war, destruction, and pain will only come to the world only when people learn about Zohar and its spiritual wisdom. Kabbalah Centre does not serve as an alternative to any religion but rather as a supplement.
Kabbalist teaches that the world was created and came into it for one purpose, which is to have complete fulfillment in the world. The Light of the Creator, which we connect to when we experience everything good in life, enables us to achieve the satisfaction.
Kabbalists give the lessons on the concept of the “similarity of form” which tends to ask the question of why we don’t experience the world the way we are supposed to. They also teach that we are born with two natures: the ego and the desire of the soul. The ego is the need to acquire for oneself alone while the desire of the soul nature of sharing. The Kabbalist’s primary goal is to enable the transformation from the ego to a wish to share as well as giving the wisdom of our world