"Bardo teachings may sound very fascinating and colourful, but the vital point is onès individual practice right now. Why have medicine when sick, if one does&ngrave;t use it? Without training, our studies become mere intellectual understanding. If study were sufficient, we could simply lean back and read a book about Dzogchen. In fact, there is no way around actual training. The whole reason for receiving bardo teachings has been traditionally described as that of "connecting a broken water pipe"—by training now, one will be able to continue the "flow" of practice through the bardo state to the following life. In the Dzogchen system bardo training is indispensable."—Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche.
"[T]he subject matter, death and rebirth, is a very important and pertinent topic for both Buddhists and non-Buddhists. Tibetan Buddhism contains many books which encompass teachings on that topic, and this text is … easy to undersand. The author's style is very clear, precise, and direct.… Therefore, please read it carefully and take the meaning to heart."—Tulku Chökyi Nyima