"You have to get lost before you can be found."

Jeff Rasley, Light in the Mountains

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Organizing/Leading Nepal Himalaya Trekking since 1998

Basa Village Foundation

Jeff Rasley, Author/Writing Coach 

jrasley@juno.com

Trekking, Travel, & Mountaineering Expedition Planning

Basa Village Foundation

Programs, Classes, & Interviews by Jeff

Writing Coaching and Midsummer Books

Write to Life http://tinyurl.com/jeffrasleypage                

Jeff's Books:

Hero's Journey: John Ritter, the Chip Hilton of Goshen, Indiana; a Memoir is a meditation on what it means to be a hero and how the meaning has changed; a nostalgic memoir of childhood heroes; and an unauthorized biography of the 2d greatest athlete of Goshen, Indiana. Check out a free sample of Hero's Journey  

Bringing Progress to Paradise; What I Got from Giving to a Himalayan Village An astounding adventure in the Himalayas becomes a critical reflection on the tangled relationships among tourists, "do-gooder" missionaries, and native people in "exotic" locales. For a Buddhist perspective on the book: http://tinyurl.com/436jy8a

Godless -- Living a Valuable Life beyond Beliefs The history of religious and political ideologies is bloody. Crusaders and Islamic-Jihadist terrorists divide the world into believers and heretics. Their propaganda has persuaded followers to torture and slaughter unbelievers. "Godless" proposes a cure for the pathology of fanatical religious beliefs and political ideologies using the wisdom gained in Nepal, from Quakers, and American Pragmatism.  

Pilgrimage: Sturgis to Wounded Knee and Back Home Again, a Memoir takes the reader on a motorcycle road trip without a bike.  The pathway to understanding the shared roots of all humanity led the author across the wide Pacific and to the summit of Himalayan peaks.  Enjoy a ride of discovery to the source from whence we all come.  Book trailer video on YouTube: "Pilgrimage" by Leila                                              

MONSTERS OF THE MIDWAY 1969 - Sex, Drugs, Rock 'n' Roll, Viet Nam, Civil Rights, and Football Sex, drugs, rock and roll, the Draft Lottery, the Anti-War Movement and radical feminism -- the cultural revolution on college campuses in 1969 -- and the University of Chicago decides this is the year to resurrect football. Experience it through the Maroons' wide receiver. Inspired by the author's experience, anecdotes from players and historical research.  It's available as an audio book at  http://www.amazon.com/Monsters-Midway-Resurrection-Redemption-Football/dp/B00CWB1DPQ

Light in the Mountains -- Namaste, Rakshi, and Electricity in a Himalayan Village describes the development of my relationship with Basa Village and is a call for people in the West to gain the wisdom of communal connection I have learned from the Rai people of Nepal.    Light in the Mountains is a 2013 Gold Medalist for Best Book Cover, awarded by Authors dB.

Islands in My Dreams, a Memoir is an anthologyof personal essays and photographs taken during adventure travels and spiritual quests on islands all across the world.    

India-Nepal Himalayas In the Moment is a collection of pictures and personal essays written after returning from expeditions and "philanthro-trekking" (combining mission work and mountaineering) in the Himalayan region. 

False Prophet, a Legal Thriller is a murder mystery, a romance, and rant against the injustices of the legal system inspired by the author's 30 years experience as a lawyer in Indy. It's available as an audio book at  http://www.audible.com/pd/Mysteries-Thrillers/False-Prophet-a-Legal-Thriller-Audiobook/B00BJ5YT0M
 

-   Previous Expeditions with Adventure GeoTreks:

        * Pikey-Basa Philanthro-trek 2013

        * Basa-Mera Peak 2011

* Jiri-Pike Peak-Basa-Phaplu 2010

        * Kangel-Basa-Khumjung 2009

        * Basa Village 2008

        * Langtang-Helambhu 2007

        * Khumbu-Gokyo 2006                

-  Our glorious welcome into Basa - YouTube   

        Blogs, Interviews, & Reviews:

        GLOBAL DEBAUCHERY

        Creative Magic Unchained! 

          Creating Positive Change

          Get it Together

          The Knowledge Show

          Authenticity Radio 2016 New Year Message

          Bucket List Travel Club

        Savino Veritas

          Empowerment Radio

          Sarcastic Sinners

          Who You Calling Old

          NSOL Radio

          Points of Inquiry

          Design Flaws

          Fire Your Mentor

          The Awesomeness Show

          Kovacs Perspective

        Fundraiser Solutions

        Spiritual Peak Center

        Authors Talk About It

        The Bucket List Life

        Living Life on Purpose

          Authenticity Radio

        The Humanist Hour

        You Read It Here First

        Morgen Bailey's Writing Blog

        Life's Issues with Lloyd Rosen

        SuperNova with Lena Ski

        Help! My Mid-Life Sucks!

        Kegal Eagle and the Coach

        Life Changing Insights

        The Bright Side with Tekneshia

        Magnificent Time Radio

        Do the Right Thing

        Real Talk with Hollywood Lee

        Do the Right Thing Right

        New Book Journal

        Who You Calling Old

        Bright Side with Tekneshia

        Life's Issues

        Life Changing Insights

        Synchronized Chaos

        Between the Lines

        Examiner.com

        ReadWave

        Readers' Favorite

        UChicago Alumni Volunteer Leaders Lounge

        Shout! Outdoor Lifestyle Magazine

        Magnificent Time

        ReadWave

        Triangle Variety Radio with Patrick Walters

        Conscious Discussions Talk Radio

        Indies Unlimited

        GARRIS & GAGZ Sports Talk radio

        Triangle Variety Radio

        Synchronized Chaos

        Real Money with David Holland

        Authenticity Radio

        George Espenlaub Show

        Beyond the Limits Magazine

        Triangle Variety Radio Show

        Attention Deficit Sports Disorder

        Seeds Born to Light

        Conscious Discussions Blog Talk Radio

        Source of Wealth

        Free Kindle Fiction

        Story Finds

        WEBE Radio

        Novel Spaces

        Morgen Bailey's Writing Blog

        Indies Unlimited

        Say This Write

        Kris Wampler's Blog

        Around the World Blog

        Authors Den

        Travelanthropist

        Reader Views

        Around the World Blog II

        Patheos

        Your Life Matters

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