ATTENTION: Struggling with stress, anxiety, depression or sleep problems? Would like to see if meditation can help?

“Learn How to Do Mindfulness Meditation for Free”

In a rational, secular manner without any new agey stuff or superstition from a Univ of Mass. Center for Mindfulness trained meditation teacher.

☎ 503-660-8466

samir_profileSamir Ranpara MS
MBSR Teacher

Initially anxious and fidgety during meditation sessions, I committed myself to the process. I admire Samir’s level of commitment as well, teaching several methods of meditation and making sure I had found the best fit for me. Half-way through the course, I began to see changes in myself: an improved mood, and a higher level of patience. Casey Berger, Portland OR
  • A University of Mass. study found 40% reduction in stress symptoms with mindfulness meditation training.
  • Johns Hopkins researches found mindfulness meditation reduced anxiety and depression.
  • There are many wrong ways to meditate. If you want to learn how to meditate the right way, as done by research participants, claim your spot in the free session and find out yourself.

Free Mindfulness Meditation Training
Oct 26th, Wednesday
7pm to 9:30pm

12555 SW 1st. St. Beaverton OR 97005

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In this Training I Will Show You…

  • How you can reduce stress and anxiety using mindfulness.
  • Mindfulness doesn’t require to ’empty your mind’ or other impossible things. Learn what it is and how scientists define it.
  • Discussion about the three pillars of mindfulness: Awareness, Intentionality, and Attitude.
  • Why should you cultivate mindfulness and how can it help you?
  • Why should you be intentional and how can it help you?
  • How to deal with judging nature of the mind?
  • The actual steps for becoming more mindful.
  • A rational way to understand meditation.
  • How do you meditate to increase your chances of experiencing benefits?
  • What are different ways of meditating?
  • What to do when you can’t find time to meditate?
  • How much and how frequently to meditate?
  • How to deal with common problems in meditation?
  • What does research indicate about the mental, physical and brain health benefits of cultivating mindfulness?

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This Is What Some of Past Training Participants Have to Say

I was surprised to see myself go from a stressed-out mess to a pleasant person to be around
Halfway through the course, I began to see changes in myself: an improved mood and a higher level of patience. By the end of the course, I was living more mindfully, eating healthy and going through the day with a sense of calmness.

Casey Berger, Portland OR.

My problems have not magically melted away, but my attitude towards them is much calmer and more centered and my pain is more manageable.

Laura Sawyer, Portland OR

I learned techniques that I can use anytime to reduce stress and upset, which is helpful at work and doctor visits. I spend less time in my head and more time in the present moment.

Lori Hazzard,Portland OR

I began to see some space between my thoughts and get some relief from racing brain. I’m now able to embrace the ‘next chapter’ in my life with a sense of excitement rather than loss.

Rebecca Gabriel, Portland OR


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After 6 weeks of mindfulness meditation classes with Samir …I am a believer. I can say that meditation has positively impacted my life because Samir gave us tools to deal with stress and day-to-day situations

Priya Chaudhary, Portland OR

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About Samir Ranpara

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Hi, I am Samir Ranpara. I teach mindfulness and meditation classes at Portland Mindfulness Programs. Let me give you a bit background about myself and the Programs.

I have meditated on and off for more than 10 years now. I grew up in India. During my adolescent years, I was introduced to meditation. I practiced it regularly for many years.

I started meditating because my friends were also meditating. And more so because I was naive enough to believe that mediation yielded supernatural powers. And I wanted to show off the powers to my buddies.

As you can imagine, eventually I didn’t achieve any supernatural powers. I got frustrated and I gave up the practice and completely stopped doing meditation.

Not only that I became very skeptical of meditation. About 6 years back I started having lots of problems in my personal life. The difficulties made me open up to the things for which I was not open before.

I started learning more about meditation. This time around I found that there was tons of scientific research done in the past couple of decades, which lent far greater credibility to the practice than I thought it had.

Inspired by the new learning, I started practicing meditation again on a regular basis. This time around I was determined to learn it the correct way. It is well known that most experienced meditators are the observers of eastern religious orders.

Given that I started my meditation training at a Zen center in Sunnyvale California. Over the span of two years, I took all the training offered by the Zen center in meditation and the Buddhist philosophy.

Later on, I started my training towards getting certification in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) instructor. I finished the practicum training in 2013.

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In early 2014 I attended “MBSR in Mind-Body Medicine: 7-Day Residential Professional Training” taught by Jon Kabat-Zinn and Saki Santorelli.

I also took meditation classes offered at UCLA mindful awareness research center. I learned meditation both in religious and scientific settings.

I believe one can develop a better perspective at a skill by learning the skill from various different teaching schools or philosophies.

Over the last 5 years, the practice has been tremendously beneficial to me. Meditation has largely influenced my life. I am much calmer, contented and peaceful person.

My panic attacks have reduced a lot. I become anxious much less frequently. And when anxiety does strike, it’s far less intense. Stress in my life has reduced significantly.

I have a  different relationship to the things around me. This gives me hope for many people who could use this practice and reduce their suffering.

I am extremely passionate about mindfulness and meditation in general. I want to keep learning more about meditation and one of the best ways to gain more knowledge is through teaching.

That is why I decided to start teaching meditation and mindfulness. In 2013 I started teaching mindfulness in California. In 2014 I moved I moved and started my classes in Portland, Oregon.

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