Established in Los Angeles in 1984, the Kabbalah Centre has a set of primary teachings for its students. At the heart of the Kabbalist teachings of the LA Kabbalah Centre is the idea that a person should be concerned primarily with the development and understanding of their relationship with the essence of God. They should not be concerned with the relationship with the being of God himself.
The reason for this is because the Kabbalah Centre teaches that God himself is beyond comprehension. In the teachings of the Kabbalah, the essence of God is referred as Light.
The Kabbalah Centre takes a bit of a different approach when it comes to teaching students in the 21st century. Unlike more conservative teachers of Kabbalist practices, the Kabbalah Centre has a more open door policy as to who can become students.
Many Kabbalist organizations require a student to have a significant background in Hebrew and Jewish texts and writings. That is not the case with the Kabbalah Centre.
The Kabbalah Centre is also equally open to women and men. In addition, there are no minimum age requirements as far as adults studying the Kabbalah are concerned. In some other Kabbalah instruction organizations there exists a minimum of age of about 40.
The LA Kabbalah Centre currently maintains over 50 branches in different communities around the world. This includes branch locations in other major cities that include Toronto, London, and New York City. In fact, the LA Kabbalah Centre actually got it start in the Big Apple, when the center in that city opened its doors in 1965.
In addition to its Los Angeles location, and other branch sites, the Kabbalah Centre offers its primary teachings and other instruction through study groups internationally. The courses offered by the Kabbalah Centre are now available on the Internet as well.