As the founder of The Kabbalah Centre, Karen is devoted to an enduring vision—that within each person there is a spark of God that can be bound together to create transcendence beyond all differences.
Over four decades ago, Karen and her husband, Rav Berg, set out to make Kabbalah understandable and relevant to all people. Their goal was to teach the spiritual wisdom and tools of Kabbalah, without exclusion. They believed that learning Kabbalah could help people improve their lives, and that by doing so, the world would benefit.
Under their leadership, The Kabbalah Centre has grown from a single location into one of the world’s leading sources of spiritual wisdom, with more than 40 Centres around the globe that provide instruction and community to tens of thousands of students.
Karen is certain that peace is possible and foresees a world free of hatred and intolerance. She works to cultivate a new paradigm of Global Spirituality in which people from diverse beliefs can work together to bring the world to a better place through mutual respect, dignity, and love for humanity.
“People look for retreats for themselves, in the country, by the coast, or in the hills . . . There is nowhere that a person can find a more peaceful and trouble-free retreat than in his own mind. . . . So constantly give yourself this retreat, and renew yourself.”
- MARCUS AURELIUS