The 1st Sakya Monlam Prayer Festival in exile was performed at the birthplace of Buddha Shakyamuni in Lumbini, Nepal between 1st of March to 15th of March 1993, with funding from the Venerable Choktul Tharthang Rinpoche. In 199…. , at a General Body Meeting of the notable Sakya representatives, a decision was reached to officially register Sakya Monlam Foundation as an organization. Moreover, the Sakya monasteries began to take turns to organize the annual Monlam Prayer Festival.
On 17th of March to 19th of March 2012, at a General Body meeting, a Governing Body for the Sakya Monlam Foundation was established. On 28th August 2013, a central Executive Committee was elected. The 1st batch of Executives is discharging duties in real time. The chairman of the Executive committee will be heads of Sakya orders of Tibetan Buddhism on a rotational basis. The current chairman of the Executive Committee is His Eminence Ratna Vajra Rinpoche.
His Eminence Ratna Vajra Rinpoche(Chairman)
Adu Lama Sonam Rinchen(General Secretary)
Khenpo Jamyang Khentse(Assistant General Secretary)
Jamyang Gawa(Accountant )
A representative from Ngor(Ngaga)