While at the meditation course, you should agree to follow these rules because they will provide a good foundation for your practice and will give you mental strength.
I shall abstain from killing.
I promise to try to treat all beings kindly and not kill them or harm them in any way.
I shall abstain from stealing.
I promise to take only what is given to me and not take anything which belongs to others without permission.
I shall abstain from a life of misconduct.
I promise to treat other boys and girls as if they were my brothers or sisters or friends.
I shall abstain from speaking lies, harsh words, or backbiting which will harm others.
I promise to speak truthfully, kindly and gently, and not to tell lies or to say hurtful things to anybody or about anybody.
I shall abstain from taking any intoxicant.
I promise not to take any alcohol, drugs or intoxicants, to keep my mind clear.
I promise to do my best to follow the instructions that I will be given during the course.