As you are well aware, The Great Sakya Monlam for Universal Peace And Harmony has held in Lumbini, the birth place of Lord Buddha for the past 25 years. The Sakya Monlam were organized for the long live of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, His Holiness Sakya Gongma Trichen Rinpoche and His Holiness Sakya Gongma Trizin Rinpoche and other high Lamas who are the guardians of Buddha Shasana. It was also conducted for the ultimate happiness and joy of all sentient beings living in the length and width of the whole universe and for the long lasting peace in the Universe.
It’s been unanimously decided that the Great Sakya Monlam Puja of this year shall be held in Bodhgaya, where Buddha attained the state of ultimate realization (Buddhahood). The 26th Sakya Monlam Puja shall be held on 26th December 2017 thru 4th of January 2018 under the auspices of His Holiness the Sakya Gongma Trichen Rinpoche and His Holiness the Sakya Gongma Trizin Rinpoche along with other high Lamas.
As such, all concerned people should keep this in the mind to programming their respective schedule.
The Office of The Great Sakya Monlam Foundation
9th June 2017