2012 Summer School September 4th – 7th Program

Posted Friday, December 9th, 2011

The 2012 Summer School Program has been updated and can be viewed here……

The 2012 dates are September 4th – 7th.

Please note: The 2012 Kabbalistic Summer School is currently fully booked. Please contact Hawkwood College to be added to any waiting lists.

Kabbalah Society 2011 Participants Group Photo

2011 Summer School Group Photo

News from the Devon Tree of Life School

Posted Tuesday, December 6th, 2011

Following ten years of regular Kabbalah group meetings in Devon, The Tree of Life School was set up this year by Kabbalah Society tutors Rev. Sam Wernham and Joyce King. Our aim is to share core spiritual principles as taught in the Toledano Tradition, that people of any faith or none can practically apply to everyday life.

Following an Introduction to Kabbalah Course in May, two groups are continuing to meet fortnightly on Tuesday mornings from 10-12 noon and on Wednesday evenings from 7-9pm. Recently, we have also started to explore Kabbalistic perspectives on Bible Study, especially in our Torah Study group which meets on the in between Tuesdays and includes meditations based on the Torah portions. 

Over the year we have also been delighted to welcome visiting tutors from the London base of the Kabbalah Society for some excellent one day workshops. In October, Jonathon Clark introduced us to the wonders of Kabbalah and Astrology in a fascinating day that included looking at each course participant’s natal chart and setting it upon the Tree of Life, and in both May and November, Peter Brennan inspired us with spiritual perspectives on great poetry, focussing on Keats and Blake. Our Devon based tutors also led a peaceful day retreat on the Gardens of the Soul.

As our Autumn and Winter Semester draws to a close, we are looking forward to continuing with the regular group meetings from January 2012 and are planning new day workshops for next year, including more Astrology, Art and Spirituality, Sacred Sound and a day retreat for drawing the Tree. We are delighted to welcome new companions and visitors at any time, so please do get in touch with Sam or Joyce if you would like to join us. More details are available on our website www. which includes our online journal with notes and photos from our events. We look forward to hearing from you!

Halevi announces 2012 London Sunday Workshops

Posted Tuesday, November 29th, 2011

 Z’ev ben Shimon Halevi - photo Craig PallettPlease visit our 2012 calendar page for more information.

London Workshops are as follows:

February 5th 2012 –  Introduction to Kabbalah

June 3th 2012 - Kabbalah & Psychology

October 7th 2012 - Kabbalah & Astrology

November 4th 2012 - Kabbalah & Schools of the Soul

All workshops held in London at

Flat A, Rutland House,
30 Greencroft Gardens,
London NW6 3LT

2.30 – 5.30 Sunday afternoons
£35 – including afternoon tea

Joanna & Kurt Browne
Tel/Fax – 020 7624 0434

New Kabbalah Study Group in Belgium – Antwerpen

Posted Tuesday, November 29th, 2011

There will be a new Kabbalah Society Study Group in Belgium in Antwerpen-Noorderkempen.

Information can be found on the attached flyer New Announcement Flyer 11-29-2011

Weekly – Monday evenings – from 20:00 to 22.00
Kristof Beelprez

Visit our Study Groups Belgium page for more information about Kabbalah Society Study Groups in Belgium.

Halevi – Netherlands Workshop – November 19-20 2011

Posted Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

Kabbalah and Psychology

workshop with Z’ev ben Shimon Halevi

Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 November, 2011

This weekend course brings together the disciplines of Kabbalah and Psychology, combining ancient, medieval and modern knowledge and methods. We will examine universal principles related to the development of an individual. After studying the macrocosm of Existence, we will see how a human being as the microcosm is influenced by the collective mind. The personal unconscious and processes of the psyche are seen in terms of the kabbalistic Tree of Life diagram. After each slide-show exposition, there will be time for questions and observations. The interior exercises the House of the Psyche and the Ship of the Soul will demonstrate these principles at work.

Location: Conferentiecentrum Samaya, Hollendewagenweg 20, 3985SG Werkhoven.
For information on how to get there, see:

Times: Both days start at 10.00. The last session on Saturday ends at 17:00, on Sunday at 16:00.

Cost: € 140,00, transfer to bank account number 9285835 in the name of mw. van der Meer – mw. de Pijper, Bunnik, reference Kabbalah-weekend. Registration is definite once payment is received. Lunch is included.

Registration: via e-mail to: until November 12. Please give the name and telephone number for each person being registered, and any special dietary requirements.
This is also the e-mail address for any further questions.

Accommodation possibilities:
Conferentiecentrum Samaya, Werkhoven, tel. 0343552332, e-mail: or, website:
De Expeditie, Amersfoort, tel. 033 4753001, e-mail:, website:

Language: The language used throughout the workshop is English.

Kabbalah in Budapest – Oct 29th – 30th 2011

Posted Monday, September 19th, 2011

Led by
Jo & Kurt Browne
Magda van der Ende

Budapest 29-30 Oct 2011

Click here to see the PDF Flyer for the event – Hungarian course 29-30 Oct 2011

Course Details:

The principles of the four levels of existence, physical, psychological, spiritual and divine are clearly and elegantly laid out in the diagram of the Kabbalistic Tree of Life and Jacob’s Ladder. As one form of the perennial teaching, it is a relevant guide for our living today.

Life experiences are the opportunities we have to internalise the teaching and make it real, especially during difficult or disturbing times. The aim of this day is to give an insight into these principles and how they relate to your life
The lectures are illustrated with slides and at the end of each session there will be time for questions and observations.

Saturday, 29 October (Jo & Kurt Browne):
10:00-11:15 We shall begin with an illustrated talk on the principles of the Tree of Life in relation to the soul’s life time from birth to death, the initiations at each stage and the reality of fate and destiny.
11:45-13:00 A guided imagery meditation based on a journey through the four worlds.
14:15- 15:30 A session in which we shall look deeper into the psyche and consider the influence of conditioning, the collective unconscious and the universal law of “what you sow you reap”.
16:00- 17:15 Questions, observations

Sunday, 30 Oct:
10:00- 11:15 “Heaven on earth” (Jo & Kurt Browne)
In this exercise of walking the Tree we seek to understand the qualities of the four worlds and how they integrate within us.
11:45- 13:00 (Magda van der Ende) In this session we shall study the sefirot as archetypes. In the world of Yezirah they represent psychological qualities. We will relate Biblical stories to the Tree in a way they connect to the psyche of the individual.
14:15- 15:30 (Magda van der Ende) Continuing on, in this part we will give special attention to some Biblical women and the sefirot. The information will be deepened by a meditation.
16:00- 17:15 (Magda van der Ende) Questions, observations

Cost and Booking
Around £300/ person (including course cost, flight and accommodation) based on 3 nights.
Course cost £80 per person, accommodation in the nearby fully equipped and centrally located apartments are from £30-35/ night (based on sharing a twin room), flight ticket varies (,,, Assistance with booking accommodation, flights and tickets is also happily provided.

To book the course please contact: Dalma 07712008689 or

An Introduction to Kabbalah – Hertford

Posted Friday, August 19th, 2011

Three one-day courses held in Hertford

Kabbalah is the mystical teaching that underlies the Western Judaeo-Christian tradition.  Derived from the Hebrew word ‘to receive’, it is an ancient teaching that offers a pathway to personal growth and self-knowledge.

The course is intended as a useful introduction to the ideas and practices of the Toledano Kabbalistic tradition.  It is aimed at those seeking a spiritual path, or simply interested in exploring their own spirituality.  It does not aim to provide the answer, but to address the question of why we are here, and how, through understanding our place in the universe, we might find greater purpose in our lives and, thereby, a greater sense of peace within ourselves and with the world around us.

The course is non-denominational and no previous knowledge is needed, only an open mind.  Each day will consist of a talk, discussion and a guided meditation aimed at illustrating and illuminating the theme.  There is no requirement to attend all three, but a working knowledge of Kabbalistic language and principles (covered on day one) will help in understanding the themes of days two and three.

Course outline:

Day One – Sunday 23rd October, 10am-4pm
The Way of Kabbalah
An introduction to Kabbalistic principles, the Tree of Life, Jacob’s Ladder and the esoteric origins of Judaeo-Christian  Spirituality.

 Day Two – Sunday 20th November, 10am-4pm
The Bible and the Journey of the Soul
How to approach scripture from an esoteric perspective, looking principally at the Hebrew Testament and The Gospels, but also with reference to non-Western traditions.

 Day Three – Sunday 5th February, 10am-4pm
The Kabbalistic Universe
The inner world of Kabbalistic spirituality, the angelic realms, Heaven and Hell, and the Work and Responsibilities of the Pilgrim’s Path.

The course tutor, Adam Simmonds, has been studying Kabbalah for 20 years and this is the fourth introductory course he has led.  A school teacher by profession, he has presented talks on Kabbalah in both the UK and Spain and co-directs a regular Kabbalah group at his home in Hertford. 

 “Adam Simmonds is both a powerful and a natural teacher with a deep and authentic understanding of Kabbalah at all levels.” 
(Maggy Whitehouse, author of Total Kabbalah and The Book of Deborah)

 Cost per day, including a light lunch and other refreshments is £35. 

A non-refundable deposit of £10 will be required to guarantee a place, and a maximum of 10 places will be available. Concessions available, please ask.

                                     For further information, please contact

                                    Adam Simmonds on (01992) 55 44 65 or 07505478961
                                   or e-mail

Montreal – New French Language Kabbalah site.

Posted Saturday, March 19th, 2011

The Montreal Kabbalah Society Study Group has just launched a new web site.

Click here for their Spring Schedule

Devon UK – Intro to Kabbalah Course – May 4th

Posted Sunday, March 13th, 2011

An Introduction to Kabbalah – 6 Fortnightly Wednesdays 7-9pm starting May 4th 2011

Venue: Dartington, Totnes, Devon UK. Suggested donation £5 (£3 concessions)

Click here for more details

Devon Tree of Life School

Kabbalah Society Tutors: Rev Sam Wernham and Joyce King


Halevi-Basel-Switzerland April 8-9 2011

Posted Sunday, February 27th, 2011

Halevi April 8-9 2011 in Basel Switzerland.

Der Workshop findet statt:


Kleiner Saal

Byfangweg 13

4053 Basel, Schweiz

Kostenbeitrag:  2 -Tage-Seminar Fr. 130.-

Anmeldung bei:

(Teilnehmerzahl beschränkt)

Alexander Ströber

Guntramstrasse 42

79106 Freiburg

Tel.  0049 173 348 91 80

Fax  0049  7614 000 69 28


German Language Flyer for Event