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Bringing Progress to Paradise: What I Got from Giving to a Mountain Village in Nepal

Bringing Progress to Paradise What I Got from Giving to a Mountain Village in Nepal What does it mean to bring progressOCoschools electricity roads running waterOCoto paradise Can our consumer culture and desire to OC do goodOCO really be good for a community that has survived con

  • Title: Bringing Progress to Paradise: What I Got from Giving to a Mountain Village in Nepal
  • Author: Jeffrey Rasley
  • ISBN: 9781609252892
  • Page: 495
  • Format: ebook
  • What does it mean to bring progressOCoschools, electricity, roads, running waterOCoto paradise Can our consumer culture and desire to OC do goodOCO really be good for a community that has survived contentedly for centuries without us In October 2008, climbing expedition leader and attorney, Jeffrey Rasley, led a trek to a village in a remote valley in the Solu region of NWhat does it mean to bring progressOCoschools, electricity, roads, running waterOCoto paradise Can our consumer culture and desire to OC do goodOCO really be good for a community that has survived contentedly for centuries without us In October 2008, climbing expedition leader and attorney, Jeffrey Rasley, led a trek to a village in a remote valley in the Solu region of Nepal named Basa His group of three adventurers was only the third group of white people ever seen in this village of subsistence farmers What he found was a people thoroughly unaffected by Western consumer culture values They had no running water, electricity, or anything that moves on wheels Each family lived in a beautiful, hand chiseled stone house with a flower garden Beyond what they already had, it seemed all they wanted was education for the children He helped them finish a school building already in progress, and then they asked for help getting electricity to their village Bringing Progress to Paradise describes RasleyOCOs transformation from adventurer to committed philanthropist We are attracted to the simpler way of life in these communities, and we are changed by our experience of it They are attracted to us, because we bring economic benefits Bringing Progress to Paradise offers RasleyOCOs critical reflection on the tangled relationship between tourists and locals in OC exoticOCO locales and the effect of Western values on some of the most remote locations on earth.

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    About "Jeffrey Rasley"

    1. Jeffrey Rasley

      Jeff Rasley is the author of ten books and has published numerous articles in academic and mainstream periodicals, including Newsweek, Chicago Magazine, ABA Journal, Family Law Review, American Athenaeum, Pacific Magazine, Indy s Child, The Journal of Communal Societies, The Chrysalis Reader, Faith Fitness Magazine, Friends Journal, and Real Travel Adventures International Magazine He is an award winning photographer and his pictures taken in the Himalayas and Caribbean and Pacific islands have been published in several journals.Rasley has engaged in social activism and philanthropic efforts from an early age In high school he co founded the Goshen Walk for Hunger In law school he was an advocate of residential renters rights as a lobbyist and president of the Indianapolis Tenants Association He is the founder of the Basa Village Foundation, president of the Indianapolis Scientech Club, and currently serves as a director for five nonprofit corporations.Jeff is an avid outdoors man and recreational athlete He leads trekking mountaineering expeditions in Nepal and has solo kayaked around several Pacific island groups He also loves to read and considers completing Marcel Proust s 3600 page Remembrance of Things Past as great an adventure as climbing Himalayan peaks and solo kayaking Pacific islands.Rasley is a partner in the e book publishing enterprise Midsummer Books through which he also provides writer coaching and editing services He is U.S liaison for the Nepal based Himalayan expedition company, Adventure GeoTreks Ltd He has taught classes for IUPUI Continuing Ed Program, Indiana Writers Center, Butler and Marian Universities.Jeff is a graduate of the University of Chicago, A.B magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, All Academic All State Football Team and letter winner in swimming and football Indiana University School of Law, J.D cum laude, Moot Court and Indiana Law Review Christian Theological Seminary, MDiv magna cum laude, co valedictorian and Faculty Award Scholar He has been admitted to the Indiana, U.S District Court, and U.S Supreme Court Bars.For chairing the Indiana Tennessee Civic Memorial Commission Rasley and the Commission received Proclamations of Salutation from the Governors of Indiana, Ohio, Tennessee and Pennsylvania and he was made an honorary Lieutenant Colonel Aide de Camp of the Alabama State Militia, a Kentucky Colonel and honorary Citizen of Tennessee He was given a Key to the City of Indianapolis for serving as an intern to Mayor Hudnut and preparing a report on the safety conditions of all Indy Parks Rasley has received the Man of the Year award from the Arthur Jordan YMCA and the Alumni Service Award from the University of Chicago Alumni Board of Governors.Rasley has given serious and humorous interviews to many broadcast programs and provided programs for service clubs, community organizations, and churches.jrasley junojeffreyrasley

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    1. I wrote it, so, of course, I recommend it. If you're fleeing devils or chasing angels, you'll learn why you may find what you need in the high Himalayas. You have to be lost before grace can find you. They love to make flower garlands and sing and dance in Basa village, where there is no plumbing, electricity or vehicles with wheels. Read and learn about the Basa magnetism. Proceeds help continue the work of the Basa Village Foundation NGO Nepal. jeffreyrasley


    2. Jeff Rasley, AB'75AuthorFrom the author: "What does it mean to bring progress--schools, electricity, roads, running water--to paradise? Will introducing the benefits of modern progressive cultures really improve life within a community that has survived contentedly for centuries? Does it matter whether the desire to "do good" is a motivation of the ones helping to bring progress?"In October 2008, climbing expedition leader and attorney, Jeff Rasley, led a trek to a village named Basa on a Himala [...]


    3. This sounded like a book that would have insights about how to bring positive development to a rural Nepali village. Instead, it was a travelogue about the author's trek to the village of Basa and his inner conflict about "bringing progress to paradise." This is not a bad book, but disappointingly lower than my expectations.The narrative of the trek was interesting--with good descriptions of the scenery and the effort required, and oozing with appreciation for Nepalis. This section of the book w [...]


    4. I'm heading to Nepal in a week and a bit so happened upon this book as I was looking for something to read to get me in the mood. This book reads like a journal - how an ordinary man's life is impacted after he begins trekking through Nepal (multiple times over the years), how the Himalayas affects him, makes him reflect on his own life & the lives of those he meets on the treks & how he comes to want to "give back" (selecting a particular village in the Solu region called Basa). It chro [...]


    5. This book tackled the interesting question how to bring progress to self-sustaining idyllic communities without them becoming engulfed in western style consumerism, and the bigger question of 'should we?' All in all it was an interesting, thought provoking read with enjoyable stories of hiking in Nepal and the interesting cultures found throughout those mountains. The main focus of the trek was the Nepalese village of Basa - and if you're interested in the project to bring hydroelectricity and s [...]


    6. This book didn't need to be written, but if it had to be it should have been edited better to remove the unnecessary bits. One of the more ego stroking travel memoirs I have read. Also, the author is a bit of a dick as an outdoor team member/leader. I'm glad I'm not trekking with him.


    7. The book began on a enthusiastic note.but quickly ended up being a trek to Nepali villages with people who paid to go and some weren't In shape or had the materials to go. Finally they get to the village and kids get school materials. Nice but this book is thin and more a personal travelogue than a book others should read. It's pretty thin. I'm glad he helped a village or two and loves Nepalis. I still think he prefers trekking more.


    8. No Three Cups here - could have been a much better read if there'd been a rigorous editor (errors such as a "there" when it should have been "their" are inexcusable) but it is a quick read/nice introduction to trekking in this part of the world


    9. I don't have anything against this book except it simply wasn't what I expected. It was certainly more geared toward the experienced hiker and adventurer and I'm content with a nice hiking trail in a state park.


    10. It's great! This is about a man who goes to Nepal searching for adventure, but finds a new purpose for his life in a tiny village far away from the tourist areas.


    11. A riveting memoir that takes us to the Himalayas and teaches us about the history of Nepal in the process. The book is both entertaining and educational and is well worth a read.



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