In this volume, Bokar Rinpoche answers two main questions: how can we ensure that death turns out to be a positive passage, and how can we help those who are leaving us? More practical than philosophical, this book may help us to live out death as the fullest moment of life. The teachings contained in this book underscore the fundamental importance of having a spiritual practice in this lifetime. By developing a firm spiritual foundation, it will be easier for us to live with the reality of death.
The book includes instructions on the bardos of death, the art of dying, approaching death, and when other people die - exemplified by the death of the great yogi, Kalu Rinpoche. With this example we discover the role that awareness of impermanance has on an awakened being during the process of dying.