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I have now been to Nepal four times and India once.  This part of the world has drawn me since my childhood, but now it is a part of my everyday heart and consciousness.  Machupachare is one of the tallest mountains in the world located in the Anapurna Sanctuary of Nepal.  Larger and more powerful than the mountains though, are the women of Nepal, India, and many other developing nations, who are working tirelessly to support their families, build community, and seek education.  They are working to lift themselves out of poverty and into self-determination, respect, and equality.  Ability and talent are universal, but opportunity is available or acquired only by chance or by a system designed for opportunity.  Everyone deserves a fair chance!  

Jeff Bossler

     

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What is Namaste?

"Namaste" (pronounced "nah - mah - STAY")  is a commonly expressed Hindi salutation used in India and Nepal which roughly translates to "I see only the divine spirit in you" or "I bow to the best in you".  It is usually given to another with enthusiasm and reverence with the hands in the _/\_ position and a slight bow.  A version -"namaskar" - is used more in India.

I found these two girls on the trail into the Annapurna Sanctuary of Nepal.  Their enthusiasm and optimism reminded me of the human bonds and values which make our existance on this planet so special!