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2. Aug, 2019

#9. DANGERS OF EASTERN MEDITATION & THEIR CHRISTIAN HYBRIDS

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#10. TRUE CHRISTIAN MEDITATION

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3. Aug, 2019

Kok Tho Yip's speaking schedule in Nov in Amsterdam, Berlin and Frankfurt

Details to follow - Amsterdam (1st-2nd Nov); Berlin (8th-9th Nov) and Steinau, Frankfurt (15th-17th Nov)

Mind Your Brain - A Directory To Information For Differentiating Between Types of Meditation

The objective of this site is to direct you to reliable information. All source information on this site are cross-referenced to their original source. For the purpose of differentiation when it is not obvious, this site's own comments are made in purple. Readers are welcome to raise questions and start discussion through "contact me". 

Two psychologists who authored the book Buddha Pill started with 4000 research articles and concluded in chapter 5 - " Despite the anecdotal evidence on the merits of mindfulness meditation. and despite the hundreds of studies produced in the last 20 years, there was no robust scientific evidence that mindfulness has any substantial effect on our minds and behaviours." Its sexy science ! The Oxford Mindfulness Centre themselves in their own extensive study could not show proof that mindfulness is the active ingredient in MBCT that worked. Check out S#06 here on this study. Click: S #01- 07

You may start at any of the above, but we suggest that you start with the science section - " Science  S #01 -# 99

  • NEUROSCIENCE

    Science has only begun to probe the workings of the brain in meditation. Facts, hopes and contradictions abound. Read the studies and review the research that we have organized in this directory for you. We separate the facts from the myths that you may mind your brain and choose that which is reliable.

  • RELIGION

    Contrast & compare - eastern meditation, Christian derivatives of eastern meditation and Biblical meditation. There are vast similarities and even greater contradictions. What are the foundations and objectives of each meditative type ? Is there an obvious common unifying religious denominator ?

  • FACTS & MYTHS

    What is your personal objective? Differentiate between the types of meditation. This site is designed to provide you with information to make an informed choice. Learn from the success and failures of others. Research and studies reveal the limitations and potential in the meditation and mindfulness field.

Where does science, religion and personal experience converge in meditation?

Dissociation of brain function and brain damage causes mystical experiences ! We can romanticize these experiences but can we rely on them ? These unitive experiences had existed since the sacred sound/word "Om" established meditative contemplation 4000 yrs ago in cultures and countries that are now most divided !

Neuroscience has shown that the experiences of meditators narrow down to only a small combination of a number of neural phenomena. Much as the religious traditions that possess their respective meditative practices are varied in culture and "theology", their explanation of these experiences are consistent, not diverse. Science, religion and personal experience all converge in revealing that meditation is an awareness of unitive consciousness thru neural phenomena that are ultimately do not stand the test of reality. 

From the narrative of the meditators, the one common denominator of this consciousness seems to be that each individual possess at birth, a God-given " personal-immortal-divine-entity" which awaits discovery in meditation. When that phenomena of nirvana ( Hindu), awakening ( Buddhism ) , sartori ( Zen ) , god-consciousness ( TM, etc ), being in God's presence ( Christianity ) occur, the contemplative experiences his divinity as one with the dvinity of all humanity in the DIVINE ONE [ click M #07 ] . The power of this basis of unity is evident when Pope Francis gave prominence to the US Congress in his Sept 2015 address of a Catholic monk, Father Thomas Merton whose "contemplative style" would be an example for uniting all peoples and religions [ click Archive A # 03 ] . 

What is of greatest concern is that only when brain functions are dissociated and the mind is open to hypnotic suggestion, that the meditative common experience of "universal consciousness" which is variously expressed spiritually as "oneness with Divinity" occurs. Why is it that when the mind is not in meditation, when it is in any other state, that these experiences do not occur ? Mystical experiences occur only in trances, in hypnotism, with hallucinogens, with damaged frontal lobes and when frontal lobes go "offline" in meditation, these should alert us of the dangers in such practices.Click: S #01- 07

One of the most dramatic account of brain damage and mystical exoerience is Dr Jill Bolte Taylor's own observation of her own left brain going through a massive haemorrage resulting in a clot the size of a golfball. Here is her account..."and I'm realizing that my hands look like primitive claws grasping onto the bar. And I thought, "That's very peculiar." And I looked down at my body and I thought, "Whoa, I'm a weird-looking thing." And it was as though my consciousness had shifted away from my normal perception of reality, where I'm the person on the machine having the experience, to some esoteric space where I'm witnessing myself having this experience....And then I lost my balance, and I'm propped up against the wall. And I look down at my arm and I realize that I can no longer define the boundaries of my body. I can't define where I begin and where I end,because the atoms and the molecules of my arm blended with the atoms and molecules of the wall. And all I could detect was this energy -- energy... " https://www.ted.com/talks/jill_bolte_taylor_s_powerful_stroke_of_insight/transcript?language=en 

The stated objective of eastern meditation is to detach from this world where good/evil, life/death, etc are regarded as illusions, withdrawing internally to something else which they term the "true-self" which by definition has to be pure spirit, body-less and thus devoid of physical, mental and ethical/spiritual boundaries. How does love, compassion, courage, joy, reality and our will exist in this state ? Or are their absence compensated by tranquility ( calmed amygdala & sleep waves ), universal oneness ( the phenomena ) , the hypnotic suggestion of being divine, energy, visualization and addiction ( endogenous dopamine ) ?   Click: S #01- 07

2 psychologist started to write a book on the transformational power of meditation, initially planning to title it " From Monster to Buddha". However, after much research, they had serious doubts about its benefits and decided to title it " Buddha Pill" because as it goes, pills would sometimes work and often do not. One of the psychologist meditates and had to "drastically reduce " the practice. Read about how meditation deadens the mind...." lack of attachment made me less sensitive and empathic to other people’s feelings. It was only when a friend joked I was becoming a ‘meditation junkie’ that the penny dropped. He was right; meditation was turning into a way of bypassing real life, or at least of avoiding the parts of it that were difficult or bitter. I had decided then to drastically reduce my practice."...... Buddha Pill, Bliss Techniques S #11 - 15

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Kok Tho Yip - Resume

Name : Kok Tho ,  ( Mr ) Yip

Mr. Yip resides in Singapore, was previously a Zen meditator who converted to Christianity 30 years ago.

He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants In England and Wales and is currently, Chairman of Aenon ( 1997-2019), a residential lifestyle modification centre and training school operating in Malaysia of more than 20 years.

He is an international speaker and researcher of eastern meditation, Christian derivatives of eastern meditation and their therapeutical derivatives ( Mindfulness, MBCT, MBSR ). Has spoken at Dr Nedley’s EQ Summit in Feb 2016, in USA ( thrice), Canada ( twice), Australia ( three times) and Asia. Interviewed by 3ABN (TV) Australia for a series of three sessions for his views on meditation and videoed for a 3ABN USA documentary on modern spiritualism in June 2018. His videos are on YouTube and also on AudioVerse 

His speaking engagements take him annually to the US. He has spoken at 70 churches, Bible camp meetings and also at public venues.  

  • Spoke at AMEN Manila Feb 2019

  • Spoke to West Visayan Conference meeting of pastors in Feb 2019

  • Testimonial from Dr Nedley, California

  • Testimonial from Pastor Kostenko, California

  • Testimonial from Pastor Panugao, USA

  • No "Service Request" needed between Conferences for Kok Tho to speak