In 1997, a woman named Emma Slade was robbed at gunpoint in her hotel room when staying in Jakarta. She was forced to the ground by the gunman with a hand pressed against her mouth and pushed to stay quiet while they took everything from her.
She was a high-placed banker, a successful woman with plenty of money to her name, but the day of the robbery changed her perception of the world forever.
Emma Slade journeyed to the Himalayas after the attack, and from there, she began a completely new life. After meeting a lama – a spiritual guide – she became taken with the idea of studying Buddhism.