"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/Book Publisher 


Trekking, Travel, & Mountaineering Expedition Planning

Basa Village Foundation                                                                   

Programs, Classes, & Interviews                  

Writing Coaching and Midsummer Books Publishing

Scientech  Club and Foundation

 Write  on!  http://tinyurl.com/jeffrasleypage                

Jeff's Books (click on title to view on Amazon): 

Island Adventures is an anthology of tales (with photographs) of adventures and spiritually challenging experiences on islands all across the world.  (For a free trial on Audible: https://www.audible.com/pd/B07FB5CZY2)

Polarized! The Case for Civility in the Time of Trump Describes the historical and current reasons for and dangers of the toxic polarization of the US political culture and makes the case for a grassroots movement for civil discourse in social media. (For a free trial on Audible: https://www.audible.com/pd/B0789P729B)

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. It's also the story of the Basa Village Foundation. 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.

False Prophet, a Legal Thriller is a murder mystery, a romance, and rant against the injustices of the legal system inspired by a case the author handled in his 30 years experience as a lawyer in Indy. (For a free trial on Audible: https://www.audible.com/pd/B00BJ5YT0M)

MONSTERS OF THE MIDWAY 1969 - Sex, Drugs, Rock 'n' Roll, Viet Nam, Civil Rights, and Football is historical fiction, a comedy, and a romance set at the University of Chicago. The narrative is about the struggle of the star of UChicago’s football team to cope with the cultural revolution on campus, a 2-year losing streak, and a girlfriend who hates football. Historical photos of Chicago, U of C, and Hyde Park are included. (For a free trial on Audible:  https://www.audible.com/pd/B00CUONCVS)

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 on YouTube: "Pilgrimage" by Leila

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.

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. 

-   My Previous Expeditions with Adventure GeoTreks:

        * Basa-Pokhara Lake District Philanthro-trek 2017

        * Pikey-Basa Philanthro-trek 2013

        * Basa-Mera Peak 2011

 * Jiri-Pikey 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:

        Tuck Magazine

          Friends Journal

          Hashing Out the Law

          Mature Preneur with Diana Todd-Banks


          The George Wilder Jr Show, Chicago

          TLb TV

          Spiritual Fizz

          Bucket List Travel Club 2

          Bucket List Travel Club 1

          SuperPower Experts

          The Art of the Matter

        The Art of the Matter

          Tuck Magazine

          Creative Magic

          Synchronized Chaos

          Free Will Life

          Independent Voter Network


          The Knowledge Show


          Hell Yes Life

          Unframe of Mind

          Living Unconventionally -2

          Living Unconventionally -1

          The Billionaire Lifestyle

          The Frederic Bye Show

          Burmmet's Conscious Blog

          Keeping the Nostalgia Alive

          Butterflies of Wisdom

          Different Strokes

          Creative Magic Unchained

          Chris Brake Show

          The Bright Side

          The Larry Stevenson Show


        Book Goodies

          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



        Readers' Favorite

        UChicago Alumni Volunteer Leaders Lounge

        Shout! Outdoor Lifestyle Magazine

        Magnificent Time


        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


        Reader Views

        Around the World Blog II


        Your Life Matters

                                Links to some published articles