Covers the same material as another wonderful book - The Clear Light Of Bliss. That book is more text-like. This book is more chatty and less organized, it seems to me. But there a lot of hidden jewels in the chattiness. If you're serious about The subject, best read both books. Tibetan buddhism has its share of the dry, the dead intellectual, the superstitious. But unlike some other religions that just ask that you believe fairy-tales, it also has a rich kernel of profound truth and practice that makes books like this absolutely priceless.
This book is straight-forward, written from the heart, and includes enough of the essentials of the practices it promotes to enable a practitioner to start. Many authors and teachers of the tibetan buddhist lineages seem more concerned with parrating their scriptures or boosting their spot in heirarchy than communicating with those around them, and dealing with issues. The author of this book, however seems more concerned with communicating with those in his company or who are reading his books, to help them develop their own practice and fruits. Highly Recomended, also his other books as well. Virochana Khalsa - Author of "Tantra of the Beloved"