Emma Slade: Bhutan through the Lens of Compassion
Thursday 27 April 2017: 7.00 pm (pre-talk cash bar available from 6.30 pm)
Lady Violet Room, National Liberal Club, London SW1A 2HE
Emma Slade - also now known as Ani Pema Deki - is the first western woman to be ordained in Bhutan. She continues to study with her Lama in Bhutan and is particularly drawn to the teachings on compassion in Buddhism.
Earlier this year Theresa May named Emma as a Point of Light for working to improve the lives of children in rural Bhutan. Point of Light awards recognise outstanding individual volunteers who are making a change in their community and inspiring others.
Emma's talk will include simple Buddhist teachings, details of the work of her charity Opening Your Heart to Bhutan and provide the chance to get a signed copy of her book 'Set Free', which charts her journey from high flying financier to Buddhist nun.
Proceeds from book sales go to her projects with disabled children in Bhutan.
Lhendup Tarchen: Wilderness in the Mountains of Bhutan - a naturalist's perspective
Monday 12 June 2017: 7.00 pm (pre-talk cash bar available from 6.30 pm)
David Lloyd George Room, National Liberal Club, London SW1A 2HE
Lhendup Tarchen has been involved with the study and conservation of Bhutan's wildlife and its habitat throughout his career. Most recently he has been the Park Manager for the Jigme Dorji National Park and has been researching the snow leopard.
He is currently studying at Cambridge University for an M Phil in Conservation Management. Lhendup was in the UK in 2010 for a course at Oxford University's Wildlife Conservation Research Unit (WildCRU) and spoke to the Society in September that year.