Here is a draft of a beginning template that we can read at the beginning of each meditation group. Feel free to add and create, change and give feedback of what works and what doesn’t.
Mindful Valley is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience strength and hope with each other that we may solve our common problem of stress, dissatisfaction and suffering and to help others to achieve happiness and wellbeing. The only requirement for membership is a desire to end stress and suffering.
To achieve this goal, we are dedicated to the study and practice of mindful awareness, as taught by the Buddha through the Theravada tradition (sometimes called Insight or Vipassana Meditation). Through practicing the Eightfold Path of ethics, concentration and wisdom we develop wisdom and compassion, giving rise to greater peace and happiness in ourselves and the world.