During this talk, Peter reviewed the traditional “3 Refuges” and “Five Precepts” practices at the beginning of retreats, then suggested a more contemporary rendering of the Refuges, followed by a handout with the Precepts rendered as commitments.  Participants were also given a “certificate” dedication: “May The Merits Of This Practice Benefit Everyone I Meet”.  This was followed by discussion regarding how to make best use of the retreat experience to follow over the next 6 days.

Here are files for the certificate and commitment handouts:  To Cultivate More Clear Awareness and Benevolent Intention  scanned merits slogan