This handsome, carved bust of Buddha is displayed at Club Himalaya, Nagarkot, Nepal. The background shows a view of Everest.

Namasté is written here in Nepali and English and is the common greeting throughout the region - which, in short means, I honor the spirit within you.

When the people we meet hold their hands together and say this - they pause - and they mean it. It is a beautiful experience to share.

©2001 West Wind