Sunday, June 5, 2011

More fun at the gathering

2006 Colorado Pirate Ship Stage
There's lots of cool things to do at the annual gathering of the tribes when you're not digging shitters, cooking in a kitchen, parking cars, hauling water or meditating for World Peace.

If you like to build things, get involved with Granola Funk. Every year they build an amazing stage like the Pirate ship that hosts all sorts of great shows like the Gong Show, The Talent Show, Hipstories (stories of the Rainbow Gathering), the Dating Game and more. If you're more of a performer than a builder, you'll want to plug in as well.

Then there is the wonderful and calming Serenity Ridge:  a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with one another that they may solve their common problems and help others to recover from suffering. This is a drug/alcohol/smoke free space with a tea kitchen, Brew Ha-Ha serving a variety of herbal teas, which are all caffeine-free. Plus for those of you in recovery or wanting to get into recovery, there are 12-step meetings twice a day and all souls are welcome to attend.

If you're more a fan of Jesus, then Jesus camp is the place to be.  Bible study, good food and possibly even foot washing.  Plus the music is good and the people are friendly.

Of course no gathering would be complete with out the Hare Krishnas.  For a wonderful and funny video of Krishnas building a kitchen at the 2005 Gathering in West Virgina and one that always makes me want to come home, check out the video from the Krishna Bus Tour:

These are just three of the wonderful and amazing camps at the gathering. I hope you have a chance to check them out.

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