A while ago, while reading Goldstein & Kornfield's Seeking The Heart Of Wisdom, I attempted to work through their exercises on the five Buddhist precepts. This was quite an interesting and difficult challenge. I would recommend it to anyone interested in developing a stronger ethical base, not just practicing Buddhists.
Of course, if you do practice Buddhism, this is a great way deepen your practice as well, as it encourages you to engage in daily mindfulness. I am going to use this post as a sort of diary of my notes and reactions as I work with each of the precepts. This is mainly for my own good, but I hope that the results are interesting to those who might be reading as well. If others are interested in working on these exercises at the same time as me, let me know, because it can be very helpful to have someone to share your experiences with.
Keep an eye on the comments section if you'd like to track my practice, or follow along on your own.