Growing up I imagined what it would be like to participate in a spiritual night club, to feel the aliveness of life, dance, ritual, and art, in the direction of devotion. For the most part, I feel older traditions have grown stale, and I want my generation and those that follow to experience something hip, edgy, attractive, and cool—a palpable, direct, phenomenological experience of spirituality that they can recognize in themselves and each other—and this is where the Cosmic Mass comes in.
The night of the Cosmic Mass on December 1st I found what I was looking for. The music was perfect, hip and energetic, the rituals were on par with cultivating a personal connection with the unity of the cosmos, and I felt I could give myself over to a impersonal higher essence—I felt like an empty vessel I could give over to God. I knew I wanted to be a part of a community like this.
-Jahan Khamsehzadeh TCM-Oakland team member