Set Free

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

Non-Fiction, Travel, Travel Writing
Paperback Published on: 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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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, h... READ MORE
S Firth
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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... READ MORE
Karin van Maanen
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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... READ MORE
Set Free
Set Free is an honest and moving account of Emma Slade’s transformation from high powered finance manager to Buddhist nun and founder of charity Opening Yo... READ MORE
Joy James
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It makes you think about how you choose to live your life
Really unusual and very interesting story, well told. Liked the pace of it, insightful regarding PTSD and Buddhism. Really interesting for me having just ... READ MORE
Sara DA Costa