Meditation Magazine Articles
What follows are articles from Meditation Magazine for which I was the c0-founding Executive Editor. Enjoy them!
Check every week for new articles!
Dalia Lama Quest for Compassion
Have you noticed there seems to be a bit (a lot) of anger, frustration, and blaming out there in social media lately? This article on the “Dalai Lama: Quest for Compassion” masterfully addresses how to deal with anger and also how to address injustice. Written by our staff writer Mary Ann Wilson in the September 91 issue of Meditation Magazine.
Robin Williams Acting for the Homeless
Here’s a really cool article on “Robin Williams: Acting for the Homeless” that I co-wrote with Mary Ann Wilson for Meditation Magazine in 1991. With a rapidly expanding homeless population, this message is more timely than ever. And if you haven’t seen the movie referenced in the article “The Fisher King,” do yourself a favor and check it out. It’s a masterfully crafted fable about compassionate action. Think we could use a little more of that in our world?
Kyla: Just Another Fairy Tale
I would love to get your take on the moral of this short story I wrote in 1990 for Meditation Magazine called Kyla: Just Another Fairy Tale? Of course there are no wrong answers, but usually people don’t come up with exactly the intent I had for writing it. What does it say to you?
Don’t Not Die. LIVE!
In this interview with Dr. Bernie Sigel, author of at least 37 books (if you can believe that, just looked it up) including his seminal best-seller “Love, Medicine, and Miracles,” he elucidates the importance of love, connection, and meditation in surviving and healing life-threatening illness. Relevant in today’s world? Published in Meditation Magazine, Winter 1991 and written by my good friend and Meditation Magazine Art Director, Michwel Heril. Enjoy!
Ram Dass Reflections
Above is a link to a seminal interview with Ram Dass, one of the great explorers of consciousness and spiritual practice who made his transition December of 2019.
In this article, Ram Dass shares in detail, his hallucinogenic journeys, mystical experiences with his guru Maharaji, deep meditation, and his ultimate arrival as a spiritual servant. From Meditation Magazine in 1986.
The Unseen Power an Interview with Malidoma
I believe you are going to absolutely love this interview with African Shaman Malidoma Some, entitled “The Unseen Power” written by my friend Karen Orell (I helped a little) and published in Meditation Magazine the Summer of 1991 (one of my favorites ever). It is poignantly relevant to our current global situation as it powerfully elucidates the absolute essentiality of connection with nature, the unseen world, and shamanic healing. When I first met Malidoma, I felt like I was in the presence of the most powerful aura of love I had ever experienced–and I’ve been with many enlightened beings. It was so strong and palpable, it felt as though I couldn’t have had an angry thought in his presence even if I had tried. I trust you will enjoy this article and share it with your friends as well!
The Men With No Arms
Man with No Arms by William Aldridge is my absolute favorite short story of all time and published in Meditation Magazine in the Fall of 1986. I read it occasionally and still cry tears of joy every time read it even 34 years later. I trust you are enjoying our weekly postings of these timeless articles.
Meditation The Language of God, By Sri Chinmoy
Meditation: The Language of God is a unique and instructive presentation on the subtleties of deep meditation by world renowned spiritual teacher Sri Chinmoy, published in Meditation Magazine in the Summer of 1986. I trust you are enjoying our weekly postings of these timeless articles.
Love is Feeding Everyone Interview with Dennis Weaver
Love is Feeding Everyone: An Interview with actor Dennis Weaver is one of my favorite interviews I conducted for Meditation Magazine. It offers a clear depiction of the relationship between deep spiritual practice and compassionate social action and is more relevant today than ever before as we are all being called to support one another. It was published in the Fall of 1986. I trust you are enjoying our weekly postings of these timeless articles
An interview with Shirley MacLaine The Act of Life, interview by Rev. Patrick J. Harbula & Lee Perry in 1989.
Quantum Healing Deepak Chopra, M.D., Interview by Deanna McKinstry
Check out this very insightful interview we did with Deepak Chopra on Quantum Healing back in 1992 in Meditation Magazine. One of my favorite quotes from the interview is “There is no physical world. It’s all projection. The whole thing is a quantum soup. Reality is pulling out from us rather than coming into us.”
Malcolm in Egypt A Short Story and back by Michwel Heril
The Western Head of the Sufi Order speaks on: Spiritual Unity, Spiritual Counselling and Life. Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan by Rev. Patrick J. Harbula
The-Many-Roads-Home-by-Sri Swami Satchidananda, an Interview with Swami Satchidananda, by Patrick J. Harbula
David Spangler in the Moment an interview by Patrick J. Harbula
David Spangler has written and lectured widely on the topic of the “New Age,” its historical roots, its philosophical underpinnings, its strategies of social and planetary service, and its evolving theology. From 1970 to 1973, he served as a Co-Director and spokesperson for the Findhorn Foundation community in northern Scotland, recognized throughout the word for its visionary contribution to the New Age transformational Process. Enjoy!
David Viscott interviewed by Rev. Patrick J. Harbula
David Viscott…Live! His revolutionary short-term psychotherapy method is practiced at The Viscott Institute in Sherman Oaks California. He is the author of several best-selling and highly praised books, including “How to Live with Another Person,” The Language of Feelings,” “Risking,” and “The Making of a Psychiatrist,” which was a National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize nominee.
Beyond Mind by Patrick J. Harbula
Possibility the greatest challenge of meditation is to go beyond the realm of personal identification. How does one go beyond thought? There have been techniques developed throughout the ages to aid in quieting the mind.
Ancient Teaching for the Modern World by Dianna Hightower
“Ancient Teachings for the Modern World”–an interview with Shaman Chequeesh Auh-ho-oh, sharing her eleventh-hour teachings for spiritual activists in a hurry. This message is even more relevant now than when it was published in Fall, 1987.
Human Dignity An Inalienable Right! by Rev. Patrick J. Harbula
Harmonic Convergence 1987 John-Alexis Viereck
Organizational Life Purpose by Patrick J. Harbula
Face to face with cultural diversity An Interview with Clair Favro-Jimenez By Raymond Platt
Ken Keyes Jr. interview Implementing Unconditional love by Patrick J. Harbula
On purpose-manifesting from the heart by Patrick J. Harbula with Leavy
Leo Buscaglia…On Being Human Interviewed by Kathryn Lesoine
PEACE the Hopi Way An interview with Orlan Tewa
Soaring-with-the-Eagle An interview by Rev. Patrick J. Harbula
TaraSingh An interview by Patrick J. Harbula
TheFountainofLimitlessEnergy By AGRAHA LEVINE, M.D
TheMountBy REV. PATRICK HARBULA
TheNewInquisition An Interview REV. PATRICK HARBULA
Vision Quest By Sedonia Cahill
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