Kabbalah Is For Everybody
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Do you ever wonder why we are here, how we should lead our lives, or what comes afterwards?
Imagine how your life could be transformed
by exploring eternal truth and
enlightened teachings left to us by
righteous individuals in holy books.
We aim to raise the consciousness of individuals and nations, in order to transform our lives and relationships and unite humanity in peace.
What is The Kabbalah Experience?
We are volunteer run organization, creating classes and learning opportunities for like-minded people. Utilizing the teachings of Judaism through the Zohar & Kabbalah, we seek to create UNITY, to reach all people of all backgrounds and beliefs, of all colors, races, etc.
We Are All About:
No Coercion In Spirituality
Unity & Community
Torah & Kabbalah
Consciousness & Mindfulness
Happiness & Gratitude
Compassion for Humanity & All Creatures
The raison d'etre, the reason this page exists is simply to create UNITY, to reach all people of all backgrounds and beliefs, of all colors, races & orientations. We are tolerant, appreciative, uncritical & accepting.
The reader is invited to study, absorb and implement as much as he/she desires. There is no coercion is spirituality so do not feel pressured to accept or believe everything you read here. Question Always!
We exist to inspire, share, educate & discuss events & concepts, and how to implement positivity and spiritual growth into, as well as removing chaos from, our hectic lives.
Our foundation is the Torah, taught via Lurianic Kabbalah, based on the Zohar.
Welcome are teachings from the Ramchal, the Baal Shem Tov, the Gra, Rav Ashlag, Rav Kook, Abraham Joshua Heschel & Rabbi Avi Weiss, as well as humanistic concepts from those in sync & dovetail with our goals, such as Ralph Waldo Emerson, Ernest Holmes, Neville Goddard, Ralph Waldo Trine, Alfred G. Moses, Morris & Tehilla Lichtenstein, Rabbi Joshua Liebman, Wallace Wattles & James Allen.
According to Zohar, the final messianic world (populated by all humankind) will be one based on Kabbalah as taught by the Jewish sages. Most importantly, it is open to all, Jew & Gentile. It is multi-perspective and pluralistic, and while it is rooted firmly in Judaism, it seeks dialog, participation and constructive criticism from those of all backgrounds and disciplines.
One does not have to keep halacha (Jewish law), be Jewish at all or convert to Judaism to learn about Kabbalah.
While the Founder of this page is Shomer Mitzvot, whether you are or not is your business and nobody else's.
Please absorb what connects with you. You may not agree with everything, but you most definitely will connect with much!
We seek to promote respectful dialog among all seekers of good will.
Do You Need to Be "Religious" to Study Kabbalah?
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What We Represent
Kabbalah is an ancient wisdom that reveals how the universe and life work. On a literal level, the word Kabbalah means “to receive.” It's the study of how to receive fulfillment in our lives.
Another name for Kabbalah—one much more revealing—is “Torat ha-Sod.”
Commonly, that is mistranslated as “the secret teaching”.
The proper translation, however, contains the opposite meaning:
"the teaching of the secret".
Kabbalah is not a secret teaching. It is the teaching of a secret.
The "secret teaching” means that we are NOT trying to hide something from you. The "teaching of the secret” means that we are trying to teach something to you, to open up and reveal something hidden.
Remember: There is no coercion is spirituality so do not feel pressured to accept or believe everything you read here.
Mindfulness involves bringing our attention to our current experience through practices like meditation. It is awareness of our surroundings, thoughts, physical bodies, emotional states and responding non-judgementally to them at any given moment. There are three components involved in mindfulness, they are attention, intention and attitude. So we are paying attention, on purpose, in a particular way. It is accepting our experience, rather than unconsciously and habitually reacting to it. We choose how we respond to it, helping to generate the gap between stimulus and response. Meditation is the “formal” practice of mindfulness, while “informal” mindfulness is the application to our everyday lives. Meditation can be thought of as the well we draw from with mindfulness being the bucket we dip into it.
Consciousness is the ability of a being to recognize patterns and meaning with respect to events taking place, both within oneself and in the external realm in which the self exists and operates.
This ability is the fundamental driving force of all Creation. It could be said that all of Creation itself IS Consciousness in various forms and states of awareness. Consciousness is required for matter to exist. Consciousness creates the observable effects we perceive in our world. Everything that exists in the seemingly "external" domain first exists as a construct in Consciousness before
becoming manifested through form.
Positive Psychology & Happiness
Positive Psychology is the scientific study of the strengths that enable individuals and communities to thrive. The field is founded on the belief that people want to lead meaningful and fulfilling lives, to cultivate what is best within themselves, and to enhance their experiences of love, work, and play.
Positive Psychology is a subset within the broader field called the Science of Happiness, which extends to the natural as well as social sciences. For example, Positive Psychology is largely focused on the study of positive emotions and "signature strengths," yet the Science of Happiness extends, for example, to such areas as exercise and psychological well-being as well as the impact of social media on happiness in human relationships.
Community & Mutual Guarantee
This is what Hillel Hanasi assumed, that
“Love thy friend as thyself” is the ultimate goal in the practice.
That is because it is the clearest form to mankind.
We should not be mistaken with deeds, for they are set before ones eyes. We know that if we place the needs of our friends before our own, it is bestowal. For that reason Hillel does not define the goal as “And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might,” because they are indeed one and the same thing. It is so because one should also love one’s friend with all his heart and with all his soul and with all his might, because that is the meaning of the words “as thyself.” After all one certainly loves oneself with all one’s heart and soul and might, but with regards to the Creator, one may deceive oneself; and with one’s friend it is always spread out before his eyes.
“The Love for the Creator & Love for the Created Beings”
The root of the Hebrew term used to refer to Jewish law, halakha, means “go” or “walk.” It is the “way” one is directed to behave in every aspect of life, encompassing civil, criminal, and religious law.
Our foundation is the Torah (the first five books of the Hebrew Bible, sometimes referred to as “the Five Books of Moses”). “Torah” means “instruction” or “teaching,” and like all teaching it requires interpretation and application. We believe that Moses received the Torah from the Creator at Mount Sinai. The Torah is replete with instructions, directives, statutes, laws, and rules.
Most are directed to the Israelites, some to all humanity.
Remember: there is no coercion is spirituality so do not feel pressured to accept or believe everything you read here. Question Always!
Who We Are
We are a group of diverse people who desire to grow our souls and finish our
soul mission (tikkun) via the various and extensive tools taught here.
The Executive Director of The Kabbalah Experience is Jeff Neckonoff, a 25+ year student of metaphysical studies, particularly Judaism, Kabbalah, Chassidus, Christianity & Buddhism.
Jeff is a Sabbath/mitzvot-adhering Torah-observant Jew who is enthralled with the teachings of Kabbalah, Mindfulness & Consciousness, applying them to his life and sharing with others how to do the same. He aspires to always growing spiritually and trying to make the world a better place.
To pay his bills, he creates happiness as an event Creative Director, Master of Ceremonies & DJ.
Jeff's View on Vegetarianism:
While Zohar and Kabbalah do not necessarily delve into the topic of Vegetarianism,
I believe its time has come. Feel free to disagree.
This theme expands on the Biblical and Kabbalistic concept to "Love One's Fellow Human as Oneself" to "Love One's Fellow CREATURE as Oneself".
If we can survive and thrive without doing harm to sentient creatures, shouldn't we?
Rav Kook. the first Chief Rabbi of pre-state Israel wrote extensively on the
concept of vegetarianism. Also, since we also study & support the concepts of mindfulness & meditation, it only seems right to share that one of the original foundations of modern meditation & yoga is Ahimsa (Sanskrit: अहिंसा; IAST: ahiṃsā, Pāli: avihiṃsā).
Ahimsa is a term meaning "not to injure", derived from the Sanskrit root hiṃs – to strike (hiṃsā is injury or harm, a-hiṃsā is the opposite of this, i.e. cause no injury, do no harm). Ahimsa is also referred to as nonviolence, and is one of the cardinal virtues and an important ethical and mystical tenet of Jainism, Hinduism, and Buddhism. It can involve many complex and multidimensional concepts, inspired by the premise that all living beings have the spark of the divine spiritual energy (prana), and relationships of Karma, and that to needlessly oppress any being is to hurt oneself, and all beings, in ways that can be obvious or mysterious. Strongly inspired by Eastern concepts of ahimsa, Mahatma Gandhi popularized many of its strategies
worldwide, among people of many diverse traditions.
Vegetarians do not eat meat, fish, and poultry. Vegans are vegetarians who abstain from eating or using all animal products, including milk, cheese, other dairy items, eggs, honey, wool, silk, or leather. Among the many reasons for being a vegetarian are health, environmental, and ethical concerns; dislike of meat; non-violent beliefs; compassion for animals; and economics. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics has affirmed that a vegetarian diet can meet all known nutrient needs. The key to a healthy vegetarian diet, as with any other diet, is to eat a wide variety of foods,
including fruits, vegetables, plenty of leafy greens, whole grain products,nuts, seeds, and legumes.
Remember: We believe in no coercion, so do not feel pressured to accept or believe everything you read here. Question Always!
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