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    I was just wondering if there is any book that you fellow dharma brothers and sisters will recommend before anyone engages in retreats. I am from the Gelug tradition and I am thinking to do a Tsongkhapa, Manjushri, Tara and Dorje Shugden practices. Is there any book that I should read before engaging in the practices for me to know better about the visualisations as well as the requirements for the retreats?

    I know that the Introduction to Buddhism is a good book to read, is there any other books that will be of help to me? Please share.

    Thank you!

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    Hi Sophia,

    As for the books on what books you should read before the retreats, I am not too sure about it. However, in this blog there is an article that you can read about before engaging in a Dorje Shudgen retreat. In the article it has written in details of what needs to be done. There is also audio teachings that is available for you to listen to it.

    Hopefully this will help you!

    Dorje Shugden Retreat

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    Well, from the discussion from the other topic, Top 5 favourite Buddhist books?
    http://www.dorjeshugden.org/discussions/topic/top-5-favourite-buddhist-books, it seems that Geshe Kelsang Gyatso’s book “Introduction to Buddhism” is a very good book to read before, during and after a retreat.

    From the comments, it sounded like it is simple enough not to send our brain into knots and kinks and yet is informative and will help us reflect and contemplate on why we are on this path. Sounds like it is like going back to basics and building and strengthening our foundation.

    Will have to locate that book to read.

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