Category Archives: Philanthrophy

A Look at the Principles and the Wisdom of Kabbalah

Kabbalah is the ancient knowledge that elaborates how life and the universe are interrelated. This wisdom is a paradigm for existence. It teaches that all aspects of life, such as relationships, health, and careers, come from the same source.

Kabbalah tries to explain how life works at the core level. It also teaches people to view life in a particular way that enables them to access the fulfilment they need. Kabbalah principles are in line with teachings of all religious groups, faiths, and ethnicity. One unique aspect of this knowledge is that it emphasizes free will, meaning there is no coercion. Kabbalah seeks to deepen one’s knowledge in understanding of the universe and life.

About Kabbalah Centre

Kabbalah Centre is a non-profit organization whose main offices are in Los Angeles, California. This institution offers teachings on Kabbalah and courses in the Zohar. Lessons and classes are offered through study groups and city-based centers. This organization’s presentation was developed by Philip Berg and his wife, Karen Berg. The Kabbalah Centre has an international multi-ethnic staff of tutors that guides its global student community.

Kabbalah teachings approach begins with enlightening students about the general knowledge of Kabbalah. This organization also tries to relate religious and spiritual beliefs with the wisdom of Kabbalah. Zohar describes biblical stories such as the passage of red sea to the teachings in the book of Zohar. Kabbalah Centre has published a series of books with Kabbalistic commentaries. This institute also teaches the concept of Klippot, a philosophy that states that everyone has a connection to the metaphysical-spiritual world, which is blocked by Klippot to prevent that intense energy from penetrating the physical body. The Kabbalah Centre is involved in various philanthropic activities. This organization donates to the American Red Cross, Partners in Health, and Habitat for Humanity.

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Dick DeVos Has Now Revealed Millions In Lifetime Giving

Dick DeVos has always been proud of the work his foundation has done to support local charities and activist groups, but he’s previously kept the amount in gifts to these organizations quiet. But now he and his wife Betsy have actually revealed a number regarding the total amount they have given. Dick and Betsy own an investment company that has purchased shares in many Grand Rapids and Holland businesses, and their philanthropy has been channeled largely through the Dick & Betsy DeVos Foundation. They have donated to many local schools and universities, but have also included churches and civic centers in their giving. It’s been estimated that their gifts, of which political campaign contributions account for only a small portion have totaled around $139 million in lifetime amounts.

 

Dick DeVos’s current occupation is Chairman of The Windquest Group, a company he and his wife started. Prior to The Windquest Group, Dick worked for his family’s company, Amway Corporation. Amway was co-founded by his father, Richard DeVos Sr. who also owns the NBA’s Orlando Magic. It is a multilevel marketing company based in Grand Rapids, MI and under Dick DeVos’s leadership when he became CEO in 1993, it started growing its influence in foreign markets and bringing in billions in profits.

 

Dick and Betsy’s primary goal in their philanthropy and grassroots activism has been to tackle education problems. Dick first fought for change when he ran and won election to the Michigan State Board of Education. But he and Betsy decided they wanted to do more to support private schools and to help families financially to keep their children in those schools. So they started up the Education Freedom Fund to provide families with scholarships, and later they attempted to get a law passed for voucher programs and tax credits. They also helped fund several charter schools across the state and even started one that’s known as the West Michigan Aviation Academy.

 

Dick and Betsy have also donated to the Kennedy Center in Washington where they helped fund the renovation of the Arts Management Institute, and it was named in their honor afterwards. Dick also was given the Art of Giving award from Spectrum Health Foundation for his gifts to local healthcare organizations. He also ran for governor in the 2006 race but came up just short of winning election. He did help get a right-to-work law passed six years later. Dick DeVos is also the author of the book Rediscovering American Values where he discusses some of his ideology.

 

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