Question: I graduated from the online course and currently belong to a virtual group. Is it necessary for me to go to a physical group?
Answer: I understand that a person already got used to studying online. He has friends, instructors, and a network there—everything he is connected to and is constantly in touch with.
However, a physical group brings a person to the new level of relations since it shows him that he is full of egoism in a more clear, powerful, and effective way than any virtual group. Therefore, one has to join a physical group realizing in advance that he is going there to battle not other people, but his own egoism so as to understand it, to see the snake sitting within him and how he has to pull it from there.
From the Virtual Lesson on Fundamentals of Kabbalah, 02/03/2013