Opening The Zohar - Birth of a New Reality. This is an archived version of the Zohar Convention 2010 promo page.
What to expect at the Zohar Convention 2010
The Zohar Convention 2010 is a focused three days of studies, workshops and activities on The Zohar.
The main feature of the Zohar Convention 2010 will be the lessons on The Zohar, guided by Kabbalist Michael Laitman, PhD. There will be a total of nine lessons in the three days (three lessons per day, one hour each), based on specifically chosen excerpts by Dr. Laitman that speak directly to the changes people can make at the Zohar Convention in order to leave the Convention with a renewed approach to reality.
- contains Zohar Convention 2010 schedule, lesson program, preparatory texts, and excerpts from The Zohar that will be studied at the Convention.
Together with the lessons, there will be activities aimed at creating a friendly, warm atmosphere supportive of spiritual attainment among participants. These include meals, live music and cultural evenings.
Opening The Zohar - Birth of a New Reality
You're invited to join over 6,000 people to reveal Heaven on Earth together. The Zohar Convention 2010 is an intensive three days of studies & workshops on The Zohar with Kabbalist Michael Laitman, PhD & the Bnei Baruch Kabbalah Education & Research Institute, open for all who wish to sense what the eternal, complete reality is really like.
When? February 22-24 2010
Where? Trade Fairs Center, Tel Aviv, Israel
What? Three days of intensive Zohar studies & workshops
Times are listed in Israel time (GMT+2)
Monday, 22 February 2010 08:30 - Gathering 10:00 - Zohar Lesson: Intention Reveals the Upper World 11:45 - Stands and activities 12:30 - Lunch 13:30 - Stands and activities 14:00 - Opening Ceremony 14:15 - Yeshivat Haverim (Friends' Gathering) 15:00 - Stands and activities 16:00 - Zohar Lesson: Unity is the Kli for the Revelation of the Creator 17:30 - Stands and activities 18:15 - Dinner 19:00 - Stands and activities 19:30 - Cultural Evening 20:30 - Stands and activities 21:00 - Zohar Lesson: Freedom-Only by Uniting with Others 22:00 - End
Tuesday, 23 February 2010 09:00 - Gathering, stands and activities 10:00 - Zohar Lesson: Advancement in Three Lines 11:30 - Presentation of media distribution activities of Bnei Baruch Kabbalah Education & Research Institute 11:45 - Stands and activities 12:30 - Lunch (with authentic songs) 13:30 - Stands and activities 14:00 - Yeshivat Haverim (Friends' Gathering) 14:45 - Presentation of the Kabbalah TV Channel in Israel 15:15 - Stands and activities 16:00 - Zohar Lesson: Israel's Role in the World-Being a Light of the Nations 17:30 - Stands and activities 18:15 - Dinner with a Moti Mor concert 19:00 - Stands and activities 19:30 - Cultural Evening 20:30 - Stands and activities 21:00 - Zohar Lesson: The Last Generation 22:00 - End
Wednesday, 24 February 2010 09:00 - Gathering, stands and activities 10:00 - Zohar Lesson: Perception of Reality 11:45 - Stands and activities 12:30 - Lunch 13:30 - Stands and activities 14:00 - Presentation of groups in Israel, All Together gatherings, and Kabbalah Campus 14:30 - Yeshivat Haverim (Friends' Gathering) 15:15 - Stands and activities 16:00 - Zohar Lesson: Educating the New Generation (not just the young of age) 17:30 - Stands and activities 18:15 - Dinner with a Moti Mor concert 19:00 - Stands and activities 19:30 - Zohar Lesson: The Day After the Congress 20:30 - Stands and activities 21:00 - Performance by the band, Dor Acharon (The Last Generation) 22:00 - End
Why A Zohar Convention?
We were born into this world without knowing where we came from before we
were born, where we are headed after we die, into a family we didn't
choose, to a school we didn't choose, into beliefs and values we didn't choose,
and into a society with values that silence any questions about the above.
But in our era, more and more people are incapable of taming these
questions: Why are we here? Who are we? Where are we? What's the point of it
all? And the more pronounced these questions become, without getting answered,
the more people feel their lives as painful, empty and confused.
The Zohar described this present situation in humanity 2,000 years
ago. It explains that in our era, people would start feeling a new desire, one
beyond our desires in this world for food, sex, family, money, honor, control
and knowledge. Unlike these, the new desire would be incapable of becoming
fulfilled in our world, because it can be fulfilled only by getting answers to
the above questions. The answers to these questions lay in discovering the true
reality we're in while we're alive in this world. Moreover, unlike our everyday
desires just mentioned, which lead us to temporary, fleeting fulfillments, this
new desire would lead us to unlimited, everlasting fulfillment.
The Zohar was written specifically for the purpose of fulfilling this
new desire in our era. It was written by a group of Kabbalists who dedicated their lives to finding the answers to life's fundamental questions, and by doing so, attained the
complete picture of reality together. With
determination, inner discipline and hard work, these Kabbalists discovered the
forces and laws upon which our reality is based, and wrote their discoveries in
The authors of The Zohar discovered how creation is constructed from
its beginning to its end. They entered into the system of governance that
operates our reality, and wrote how that system works, providing us with the
tools for how to function in harmony with this system.
They wrote The Zohar in a hidden language. Its language seemingly
depicts all kinds of pictures, fables and historical events related to people,
places and times. However, this is an incorrect picture that we perceive only
through our inborn, five senses. In order to discover what The Zohar truly writes about, we need guidance with the text, to properly aim ourselves
toward it and not fall into corporeal perceptions, and by doing so, undergo
inner changes that develop an additional perception of reality within us. Through
this additional perception, we start seeing the spiritual world The Zohar describes.
The Zohar Convention 2010 is an intensive three days of studies, workshops and
activities aimed at developing this additional perception of reality through The
Zohar. Never before have Kabbalists opened the study of The Zohar to
the public in such an intensity, because before today, there was never a need
for it. Today, when questions about a person's purpose and role start intensifying,
The Zohar starts opening up to the world, together with Kabbalists who
provide the guidance for how to aim ourselves properly toward The Zohar.
A new reality of perfection, completeness and eternity doesn't have to come
after much confusion and pain, but can be attained here and now, and The
Zohar holds the key to discovering that reality in the shortest time
possible. Everyone who wants this reality is welcome to attend the Zohar Convention
2010 in Tel Aviv to experience this deep, inner transformation together with
Lesson Program for the Zohar Convention, February 2010, Israel
First Lesson: Intention Reveals the Upper World (10:00am)
is the main thing. The lesson will be based on central concepts from the
"Introduction to the Study of the Ten Sefirot," including: a. Revelation
of the spiritual world within 3-5 years, as an act of the right
the intention before the study.
desire is unchanging. Change is only in intentions.
the extent that we will have correct intentions, a greater desire will be
revealed to us, and with its help we will be able to advance more.
quotes from The Zohar on the topic of intention during the study
and the importance of intention.
from the audience.
of the intention during various events at the convention - meals, Yeshivot
Haverim (Friends' Gatherings), cultural evenings, and activities
during recesses - in order to derive maximum spiritual benefit from them.
Second Lesson: Unity is the Kli for the Revelation
of the Creator (16:00pm)
wisdom of Kabbalah as a means for the revelation of the Creator. a. The
revelation of the Creator in the mutual Kli, which is unity.
quotes from the writings of Rabash and other Kabbalists on the correction
of the Kli being through the unity among us.
of the Holy
Temple - from
brotherly love to hate among brothers.
quotes from The Zohar on the topic of unity as the means for the
revelation of the Creator.
from the audience.
Third Lesson:Freedom-Only by Uniting with
"Evil inclination" means everything that acts
against unity. Everything else is not called "evil inclination." a. Only in the effort to unite reveals the
opposition to unite.
b. Unity with others is the person's one and only
free act. All of a person's other actions are operated by natural urges.
Selected quotes from The Zohar on the topic
of the choice in being Adam (a man) - from the unity among us to
unity with the Creator.
Fourth Lesson: Advancement in Three Lines (10:00am)
There is nothing bad in the world. Everything
is necessary and fits its role. On the evil inclination as a "help against
Him." To the extent of one's ability to adhere to the right, the force of
the left reveals, for the purpose of its correction. a. Based on the articles of Baal HaSulam: "There
Is None Else Besides Him," "Thou Hast Hemmed Me In Behind and Before."
b. Every interpretation in "HaSulam (The
Ladder)" amounts to work in three lines - about the shattering, and
that everything is constructed so that we would be able to connect two
forces - "right line" and "left line" - and create the middle line
between them. However, the middle line is not only the sum or average
between the two lines, but something new: a person equal to the Creator.
Selected quotes from The Zohar on the
topic of the three lines.
Questions from the audience.
Fifth Lesson: Israel's Role in the World-Being a
Light of the Nations (16:00pm)
c. The Torah is within us - the internality of
d. The right way to study the authentic wisdom of
Selected quotes from The Zohar on the
topic of how we perceive reality.
Questions from the audience.
Eighth Lesson: Educating the New Generation (not
just the young of age) (16:00)
Words of Kabbalists on our need to teach and
promote the wisdom of Kabbalah, and to open schools for the learning of
The need for the construction of a school,
where the new generation will learn how to be an Adam (man).
Ninth Lesson: The Day After the Convention (19:30pm)
Unity among all people in the world - "For they
shall all know me, from the least of them to the greatest of them," "and
the leopard shall lie down with the kid (young goat)."
a. Our salvation depends on the dissemination of
the wisdom of Kabbalah and in the unity among us - two concepts that
seemingly contradict one another: one aims us internally, whereas the
other aims us externally, yet it is up to us to connect them within ourselves.
b. There is a "hero" in quantity, and a "hero" in
quality - we need both the quantity and the quality.
c. A short overview of the groups of the Bnei
Baruch Kabbalah Education & Research Institute and Kabbalah L'Am around the world. The correction has been left to us and to our ability
to help the whole world shift from the path of suffering to the path of
2. Selected quotes from The Zohar on the