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The Path from Personal Transformation to Societal Change

Matthieu Ricard | Posted 08.19.2015 | Impact
Matthieu Ricard

I myself am deeply convinced that love and compassion--the two faces of altruism--are the cardinal virtues of human existence and the heart of the spiritual path. Loving kindness is the wish that all beings experience happiness, while compassion focuses on eradicating their suffering.

PHOTOS: The Top Of The Top Of The World

Rachel Stern | Posted 03.19.2013 | Travel
Rachel Stern

She pressed the back of her hand to her forehead, feigned collapsing on the ground and then looked up, smiling. She spoke in English. "I'm tired," she said.

Famous U.S. Skier Survives Deadly Avalanche

AP | BINAJ GURUBACHARYA | Posted 11.26.2012 | World

KATMANDU, Nepal — Renowned American extreme skier Glen Plake says he feels lucky to be alive after surviving the weekend Himalayan avalanche tha...

Musical Record Attempt On Top Of The World

AP | BINAJ GURUBACHARYA | Posted 08.01.2012 | World

By BINAJ GURUBACHARYA, Associated Press KATMANDU, Nepal — Their fingers were stiff from the cold, and two musicians got altitude sickness. But th...

Record-Setting Explorer Eric Larsen: Why And How He Does It

Avital Andrews | Posted 12.18.2011 | Travel
Avital Andrews

Eric Larsen, 40, is the first person to have reached the South Pole, the North Pole and the summit of Mount Everest within the span of one year. The goal is to get people to care -- and do something -- about climate change, the effects of which Larsen saw first hand on his journeys.

Roerich: Between Russia and Tibet - And a Hidden Treasure of New York City

Misha Lyuve | Posted 10.31.2011 | New York
Misha Lyuve

2011-08-31-pullquote.jpgSome place on 107th Street in New York City there is a small cottage that feels more like a cozy living space than a traditional museum.

Tomaz Humar, Veteren Climber, Stranded In The Himalayas, Colleague Says

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (Associated Press) -- A veteran Slovenian mountaineer has become stranded in the Himalayas during a solo climb, and bad weather is...