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FOUNDER, THE KABBALAH CENTRE
Rav Berg was born in New York City to a family of spiritual scholars and teachers. After many years of traditional religious study, he was ordained as a rabbi at Torah VaDaat.
A businessman who wanted to make a difference in this world, he was always searching for his true path. Upon a chance meeting with Rav Yehuda Brandwein, one of the greatest kabbalists of the 20th century, Rav Berg knew he had found his teacher, and traded in his business life for an opportunity to study with Rav Brandwein at The Kabbalah Centre in Israel. After he returned to New York, Rav Berg maintained a written correspondence with Rav Brandwein who passed on his legacy as director of The Kabbalah Centre to Rav Berg in a letter before he passed away.
Upon receiving the responsibility from his teacher, Rav Berg made it his life’s mission to preserve, unveil, and make relevant the historic kabbalistic texts. He continued the legacy of The Kabbalah Centre by editing, writing, printing and distributing all that he learned from his teacher so that it could be shared with others.
Rav Berg made the study of Kabbalah available to all by creating a foundational program to teach all its core concepts and help students formulate a greater cognitive awareness of the spiritual system of the universe. His book, Kabbalah for the Layman, was the revolutionary step that made Kabbalah accessible to every person. Rav Berg’s other books include Consciousness and the Cosmos, Navigating the Universe, The Kabbalah Connection, Energy of the Hebrew Letters, Immortality, The Power of You, Wheels of a Soul, Taming Chaos, and Education of a Kabbalist.
He and his wife, Karen Berg, opened the doors of The Kabbalah Centre to all who desire to learn these universal principles. Following Rav Berg’s passing in September 2013, Karen continues their work and vision as leader of The Kabbalah Centre.
Kabbalists often refer to Tu b’Shevat as the New Year for the trees. On this day, we experience a balance of energy between the sun and the moon while the plant kingdom receives enough spiritual nourishment for the entire year to come. This window in time is our opportunity to connect with the energy of the natural world around us – an ability to defy gravity as plants do, which can assist us in resisting the downward pull of our egos. Kabbalists teach that restriction is one of the most powerful tools we have for rising above the limitations of the physical world. In this seminar, students will discuss the three main blessings an individual can receive when practicing restriction, as well as the ripple effect it can have on our surroundings. Join us for this special morning study and connection, and fully utilize the unique energy available during this profound cosmic opening.
Start your week off strong by joining us every Monday morning for insights into the energy of the upcoming week. Participate in practical workshops, experience consciousness expanding meditations, and study spiritual wisdom that gives you real-life advantages. All classes are based on key wisdom contained in the Zohar, the ancient kabbalistic text that decodes the Torah’s hidden meanings, allowing you to understand the spiritual significance of its messages. Quite simply, the Zohar is a manual for the days and weeks of your life. It helps you understand the laws of the universe, so you can live in harmony with them – all for the purpose of finding fulfillment and seizing the opportunities before you on any given day.
Ten Luminous Emanations (TLE) takes you on a fascinating journey into the world of metaphysics where you explore the early universe which preceded the Big Bang and life as we know it. It examines the microcosmos and gives you a richer understanding of the kabbalistic discoveries that have stretched human consciousness to the edge of space and time. Ten Luminous Emanations (TLE) is an ongoing weekly class and one of the most advanced and most powerful courses in The Kabbalah Centre. TLE delves into some of the the deepest secrets of Kabbalah, with Kabbalah 3 as a prerequisite.