Please read, make notes, and bring with you Sangharakshita’s The Ten Pillars of Buddhism. This is available as an e-book from Windhorse Publications (link below) or in printed form from various online book sellers.
This material is also available as a talk from Sangharakshita on Free Buddhist Audio - link below.
It will also be very helpful to look at Sangharakshita's Know Your Mind, in particular the following parts:
Introduction, Chapter 7 – The Creative Mind at Work: Introduction & the following sections: 2 (Self-respect – hri), 3 (Respect for wise opinion – apatrapya), 4 (Non-attachment – alobha), 5 (Non-hatred – advesa), 11 (Non-violence – avihimsa).
Ethics 2 retreat:
Please also read Know Your Mind Chapter 8 (Forces of Disintegration), Living Ethically Chapter 5 (The Ethics of Views) and Subhuti's paper Revering and Relying upon the Dharma (see link below).