One of the primary concepts taught by the Los Angeles Kabbalah Centre is Klippot. The Kabbalah Centre instructs its adherents that Klippot works to restrict the spiritual energy of the Light into a person’s physical body. The Light is the upper metaphysical spiritual world, which is called Ein Sof in the teachings of the Kabbalah Centre.
The Kabbalah Centre instructs its students that Klippot as a concept stems from early Rabbinistic teachings and construction. It is designed to aid a person in practicing Kabbalah in a manner that does not require a revelation of the secrets of Kabbalah.
There are practices one can learn through the Kabbalah Centre that eliminates the impairment caused by Klippot. However, Kabbalah also teaches that negative behavior, including violent conduct can add to Klippot.
The Los Angeles Kabbalah Centre opened its doors in the mid-1980s. The LA Kabbalah Centre had its origins in New York City, where the predecessor of Kabbalah Centre was founded in 1965. The New York center itself was an outgrowth of a Kabbalah organization that had its origins in the Middle East beginning in 1925. In time, that Kabbalah organization would be within Israel.
There are now Kabbalah Centre branches located outside of Los Angeles in over 50 cities around the world. In addition, there is an ever growing number of Kabbalah Centre affiliated study groups in different countries. Finally, a person can access Kabbalah study from the Kabbalah Centre via the Internet.
When it comes to instruction from the Kabbalah Centre, the doors are open to a wider spectrum of people interested in learning of the spiritual practice. This is a difference from some more traditional Kabbalah organizations. In the case of the Los Angeles Kabbalah Centre, a person need not have a background in Jewish or Hebrew texts before beginning a course of Kabbalah study.