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Embodying the Four Immeasurables:
A Biocognitive Approach to Spiritual Practice

Mario Martinez

Luminous Mind and the Institute of Biocognitive Psychology present a workshop with Dr. Mario Martinez in a cutting-edge fusion of Buddhist psychology and western mind-body science.

Friday October 9th, 2009
7 pm to 9 pm

Belle Meade Executive Suites, 4525 Harding Road Second floor conference room
(Across from Belle Meade Kroger)
Nashville, TN 37205

Cost: Contributions to Luminous Mind


We want to cultivate the qualities of lovingkindness, compassion, joy, and equanimity, but what do we do with negative emotions such as anger, jealousy, and aggression?


In this presentation Dr. Mario Martinez teaches how to apply Western mind-body science to the exalted emotions known in Buddhism as the Four Immeasurables, or Four Brahmaviharas. Based on how cognition and emotions affect the immune system, biocognitive techniques offer an added dimension to resolve the fear-based emotions that can block the health benefits of the Four Immeasurables and other contemplative techniques.

Although presented using research from the Buddhist community, this seminar is suitable for people of all spiritual paths who would like to keep negative emotions from undermining their positive intentions.

Dr. Martinez is a licensed clinical psychologist and the founder of biocognitive science. He is the author of the psychological novel “The Man from Autumn” (Llumina Press) and the CD learning series “The Mind-Body Code” (Sounds True). Because of his specialty in how cultural and spiritual beliefs affect the immune system, he has been a consultant for the BBC, National Geographic, the Catholic Church, and Buddhist monks. For more information on Mario’s work visit

The event will be a fundraiser for Luminous Mind to allow us to bring in more teachers in the future. To register, email

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Note: A Friday night study series on the Four Immeasurables will begin following this special event. More information to come.