LOS ANGELES, Feb. 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Karen Berg, the Spiritual Director of The Kabbalah Centre, has announced her plans to present An Hour of Spiritual Unity on the evening of March 27, 2017. On that evening people from all over the world will read from a holy scripture or another text that awakens their consciousness. The readings will be chosen by the individual: the Old Testament, the New Testament, the Zohar, the Quran, the Yogi Sutras, the Bhagavad-Gita, the Pali Canon, even poetry will be a part of An Hour of Spiritual Unity. Those who prefer not to read can engage in meditation, contemplation, yoga -- anything that personally awakens the spirit. Participants are encouraged to post #hourofspiritualunity on the platform of their choice to share with others how they plan to spend their hour.
"It has been my dream that one day barriers will be removed between people, and that we will find the commonality that exists within each other's spiritual practices and beliefs," said Karen Berg, The Kabbalah Centre's Spiritual Director. "This year, the New Moon of Aries (Rosh Chodesh Nissan) begins on the evening of Monday, March 27th. The kabbalists teach that this is the lunar New Year, the seed level of the coming 365 days, the start of a new cycle. There is no better time to use the technology available in our generation to do what has never been done before – to come together regardless of our individual paths.
For those who are interested in participating, the details are simple, according to Berg: "All we ask is that you join us any time on the evening of Monday, March 27th. The book and the hour can be of your choosing. It can be as you get home from work, or perhaps just before you go to sleep.
"To give shape and form to all the spiritual energy of this unity, I would like to encourage those who will be joining us on March 27th to tell us now how you plan to spend your hour by using #hourofspiritualunity on any social media platform. In this way, we tie our individual choices in one sentiment, and give form to all our many spiritual expressions. This is the beauty of social media, as it brings everyone together like never before in history, with no boundary of geography, language, or other such barriers. Let us create a wave of peace that will ripple throughout the digital landscape."
The Kabbalah Centre will provide additional details at https://kabbalah.com/hourofspiritualunity.
About Karen Berg and The Kabbalah Centre
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.
Under their leadership, The Kabbalah Centre has grown from a single location into one of the world's leading sources of spiritual wisdom, with locations around the globe.
"One of the things we believe at The Kabbalah Centre is that there are many roads to awaken consciousness. At any given connection at The Kabbalah Centre, you might see a Jewish person praying next to a Christian next to a Muslim next to a Buddhist, and maybe even a contemplating atheist," said Karen Berg. "We believe that every path is part of a Divine plan. Though holy books of different faiths may contain different words, the message remains the same: To love each other, to love ourselves, and to grow our love and awe for the Infinite force that is all around us and gave us life. Indeed, difference can be the foundation of our unity."
As the spiritual director of The Kabbalah Centre, Karen Berg is devoted to an enduring vision— within each person is a spark of God that can be bound together to create transcendence beyond all differences.
Karen is certain that peace is possible and foresees a world free of hatred and intolerance. She works untiringly to cultivate a new paradigm of Global Spirituality through which people from diverse beliefs and no beliefs at all can work together to bring the world to a better place through mutual respect, dignity, and love for humanity.
To this end Karen has:
- Created the international children's program Spirituality for Kids, an online children's educational program that supports children to find the spark of Light within themselves, within others, and within all things.
- Founded Kids Creating Peace (KCP), a program designed to help children discover for themselves a place of peaceful coexistence in the Middle East. For the International Day of Peace in 2010, teenage KCP participants were invited to make a presentation on behalf of peace in the Middle East to the French National Assembly. In 2014, teenage KCP representatives attended the United Nations Youth Assembly at the UN in New York City, where Karen gave the keynote address.
- Discussed human dignity and peace with many spiritual leaders including:His Holiness the Dalai Lama; Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, founder of the Art of Living Centres; Imam Mohammed Ali Elahi, spiritual leader of the Islamic House of Wisdom; Michael Bernard Beckwith, founder and CEO of the Agape Centre International; Bawa Jain, Secretary-General of the Millennium World Council of Religious Leaders; Mabel Katz, authority on the ancient Hawaiian healing method, Ho'oponopono; and Ilchi Lee, founder and developer of Brain Education and Dahn Yoga. Karen has also spoken with political and thought leaders including: President Mahmoud Abbas of the Palestinian National Authority; Hilary Rantisi, director of the Middle East Initiative at Harvard University; In London in 2011, Karen spoke alongside Dr. Jehan Sadat, human rights activist and widow of former Egyptian President Anwar Sadat, and later that year, hosted an event in honor of International Women's Day with Ibtisam Mahameed, co-founder of the Women's Interfaith Encounter, and Professor Galia Sabar, chair of African Studies at Tel Aviv University, both recipients of the Dalai Lama Peace Prize.
- Authored four groundbreaking works: Finding the Light Through the Darkness: Inspirational Lessons Rooted in the Bible and the Zohar; Simple Light: Wisdom from a Woman's Heart; To Be Continued: Reincarnation and the Purpose of our Lives; God Wears Lipstick; and Karen's first and most revolutionary title, Kabbalah for Women.
Following Rav Berg's passing in 2013, Karen continues to passionately lead and nurture the Kabbalah Centres around the world. She has expanded her efforts to bring peace to the world through spiritual unity and travels extensively. Karen meets with people daily, both personally and online, serving a worldwide community of more than 300,000 souls.
Karen has four children, sixteen grandchildren, and considers everywhere there is a Kabbalah Centre her home.
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