Camping out by the light of the full moon

When: Friday, December 9, 2011 at 8:00pm until Monday, December 12, 2011 at 11:00pm
Where: Puli, Nantou County, Central Taiwan 埔里, 台灣

Taiwan Rainbow Family is going camping in the mountains of Puli at Huisun Forest Park on the full moon / lunar eclipse weekend of December 9-12, 2011. All are welcome to join! There is a river with hot springs in a secluded valley about an hour’s walk from the riverside campsite.

Motorbikes can possibly drive all the way to the camping site. Cars can park about an hour’s walk away. Buses run from Puli to Huisun — 2 or 3 daily, and then it’s an hour’s walk down to the river, but you’ll need a map or a guide. Google maps doesn’t show the track leading down to the river, but here is the location

Check weather conditions and bring appropriate camping gear, enough food and water for yourself and some to share. Bring musical instruments, toys, books, knowledge, ideas, inspiration, peace and love~

This is a “pack it in, pack it out” leave no trace event. Check wiki or do a web search for more information on Rainbow Family and Rainbow Gatherings.

Check the FB invitation for updates, under the name: Taiwan Rainbow Full Moon Family Reunion 台灣彩虹家月圓團聚. Look forward to camping together in the beautiful natural environment with all love and light~



步行至河谷約一小時, 但需地圖或有人帶路
古歌地圖只標示位置, 無法看出走到河谷的小徑

查看天氣狀況, 備妥露營用具, 帶足以自用及分享的飲水和糧食,樂器,玩具,書本,知識,想法,靈感,愛與和平





2 thoughts on “Camping out by the light of the full moon

  • December 12, 2011 at 12:53 am

    Taiwan Rainbow Full Moon Family Reunion 台灣彩虹家月圓團聚

    Friday, Chris said:
    Mother Nature has delivered a long spell of rain from Thursday night until now (Friday morning), making it uncomfortable and very difficult for camping. So, we advise to not attempt to reach the site today.

    We will keep a watch on weather conditions and decide whether or not to attempt to enter the site in the coming days. Since weather in Taiwan is so unpredictable, we must remain flexible with camping dates. We still would love to go camping at that site in the future, preferably under a full moon. So, keep in touch on the Taiwan Rainbow Gathering FB group site.

    Wish you all a beautiful Full Moon Lunar Eclipse on this Saturday, and hope to see you all soon around the campfire.

    With all love and light~

  • December 2, 2011 at 8:55 pm

    From Wikipedia link above on Rainbow Gatherings: Origins and practices

    The Rainbow Family was founded in 1968 as an extension of the Human Be-In in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park. Since 1972, the Family has been holding their annual Gatherings in National Forests during the first week of July each year. Regional Gatherings are also held throughout the year in the United States, as are national and regional gatherings in dozens of other countries. These Gatherings are non-commercial, and all who wish to attend peacefully are welcome to participate. There are no leaders, and traditionally the Gatherings last for a week in length, with the primary focus being on the Fourth of July in the U.S., when attendees pray, meditate, and/or observe silence in a group effort to focus on World Peace. Thus, the name Rainbow Family of Living Light. Most gatherings elsewhere in the world last a month from new moon to new moon, with the full moon being the peak celebration. Rainbow Gatherings emphasize welcoming people of all races, religions, ethnicities, and social status, with the common thread being a spiritual focus towards peace, love, and unity.
    Those who attend Rainbow Gatherings come from all walks of life, and work together on a variety of goals, among which are intentional communities, ecology, spirituality, and an expanded tolerance for others. Attendees refer to one another as Rainbows, or often as Brother or Sister to help reinforce the emphasis upon their belief system that all people are not only related as part of the human race, but as members of a family, and should thus be given the respect deserved in such a relationship. Group Councils, the only form of government, are held regularly, with attendance being open to all interested parties and decisions being reached through consensus. Further, money is never exchanged at Rainbow Gatherings. Instead, everything that you need is free, and anything you want can be obtained in barter – usually at Trade Circle. Someone holding a magic hat walks around (usually with others playing musical instruments and singing) and collects donations to buy supplies for main supply. As the peaceful and egalitarian practices of the Rainbow Family often set it apart from the many cultures outside of each gathering, the area within has become known to participants as “Rainbowland” for the duration of each event. In critical contrast to this, the world outside of gatherings is referred to as “Babylon.”


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