Sakya Ambassadors are Sakya Monastery members who want to help new people feel comfortable at Sakya Monastery and answer their questions. The Ambassador program was initially formed to welcome people taking Refuge at Sakya Monastery by giving them the opportunity to ask questions and meet Sakya Monastery members in a relaxed, informal environment. After the Refuge ceremony, everyone is invited to go downstairs to the Cultural Hall for tea, cookies and lively conversation. While the Ambassadors are not lamas or teachers, if needed, they can direct people to the correct person to answer their spiritual questions.
As with other functions at Sakya Monastery, this program is staffed with volunteers. Please speak with Adrienne Chan, Sakya Monastery Co-Executive Director, if you would like to volunteer and help welcome people into the Buddhist life and the Sangha at Sakya Monastery.