Set Free: A Life-Changing Journey from Banking to Buddhism in Bhutan (Paperback)
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Set Free: A Life-Changing Journey from Banking to Buddhism in Bhutan (Paperback)

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Paperback 320 Pages
Published: 10/04/2017
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The man with the gun pushed me down onto the carpet. I tried to cower to make my body curl smaller, instinctively covering my head.
Oh God, please don't kill me.' My words clung to my teeth and now my whole body was so cold. All I had left were these words.
'Please. Please don't kill me. Jesus. God. Please.'
I wanted to live and I knew it with absolute certainty. I don't want to die.

Emma Slade was a high-flying debt analyst for a large investment bank, when she was taken hostage in a hotel room on a business trip to Jakarta. She thought she was lucky to come out of it unscathed, but over the ensuing weeks and months, as the financial markets crashed, Emma became her own distressed asset as the trauma following the event took hold.

Realising her view on life had profoundly changed she embarked upon a journey, discovering the healing power of yoga and, in Bhutan, opening her eyes to a kinder, more peaceful way of living.

From fast-paced City life to the stillness of Bhutan's Himalayan mountains, Set Free is the inspiring true story of Emma's astonishing life lived to extremes and all that that entails: work, travel, spirituality, Buddhism, relationships, and the underlying question of what makes a meaningful life.

Publisher: Octopus Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781849539609
Number of pages: 320
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm


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This book chronicles the gradual transformation from a high-flying financial advisor to a committed Buddhist nun through the course of work, relationships, motherhood and finally spiritual commitment. A good read for all those involved in practising a spiritual path in a western context. - Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo, author, teacher and Buddhist nun

a remarkable story - Emma Barnett, Radio 5 live

this is a story which needed to be told not just for Emma and the children of Bhutan, but for the world... utterly compelling - Spectrum Magazine

this is an amazing woman with an amazing story - Davina McCall

It's an amazing story and what's most remarkable about it is the personality of Slade herself. She is an exceptional individual - Suzi Feay, Literary Journalist

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“Set Free”

If you enjoyed Eat, Pray, love by Elizabeth Gilbert & The Battersea park road to enlightenment
by Isabel Losada you will love Set free.
Easy to read, hard to put down.

Paperback edition
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“Great page-turning read, captivating from the first page”

Great page-turning read, captivating from the first page. Emma tells her story simply, honestly, unsentimentally, and with humour. She shares her knowledge of yoga and Buddhism with a lot of clarity, and she takes you... More

Paperback edition
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“Rubbish”

The banker/Nun did not listen!!Was selling her book and detached from the real world !!Try being a foreign Dr in the U.K. Or a disabled person in the UK I appreciate the cause and would willingly give money had she... More

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