Thursday, June 29 2023

9 AM
Thursday, Jun 29, 2023 9 a.m.
Daily Ritual

Khandro Semo Lhanzey

Khandro Semo Lhanzey Wangmo

Dechö (Parinirvana Anniversary)

Sponsored by Yeshe Nyingpo


Dorsem Lama Chopa (Offering to the Lama in the Form of Vajrasattva)

By Streaming and In Person at Pema Osel Ling

 June 29, 2023


Please join us as we remember Khandro Semo Lhanzey la.

Sessions are available free of charge. Everyone is welcome to attend.



Session 1 - 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Lunch (provided) - 12:00 to 1:00 pm
Session 2 - 2:30 to 5:00 pm 


Morning Session 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Afternoon Session 2:30 to 5:00 pm


We will provide a link to an online text in the YouTube Chat. If you would like your own copy of the Dorsem Lama Chöpa text, it is available in print and digital formats.



About Khandro Semo Lhanzey la (from

Khandro Semo Lhanzey Wangmo was born in the 1960s in Darjeeling to Yum Chime Wangmo, a daughter of Kyabjé Dudjom Jigdrel Yeshe Dorje Rinpoche, and Yab Dasho Urgyen. Even before her birth, Semo-la was recognized by H.H. Dudjom Rinpoche as the emanation of his own mother, Yum Namgyal Dolma, who herself was recognized as a Dakini in human form and whose bloodline descended from the great Terton Pema Lingpa. It is reported from that time that H.H. said: "My mother's love for me was so strong that she came, even though I don't have much time left in this realm." This love for H.H. was a defining trait of Semo Lhanzey-la’s personality and would remain strong throughout her life. In many ways she embodied the profound Guru Yoga path, which by itself leads to the highest realization.

Khandro Semo Lhanzey-la began her schooling in Darjeeling at Mount Herman School and later left her formal education to study and practice with H.H. Dudjom Rinpoche. She remained close to him until his Mahaparinirvana in 1987.


Semo-la was a secret practitioner in every sense of the word. Therefore, it's not for me to reveal the details of her practice. Towards the end of Semo-la’s life, she fulfilled all of the promises she made to H.H. Dudjom Rinpoche. On completing her accumulation of the Khandro Thuk Thik she said: "I don't have more than a year now before I leave, so please take my instructions seriously." These words were not uttered to me alone, but also to Sangha members who served her. The ability to predict the time of one’s passing is a siddhi accomplished only by great practitioners and Masters.


One of Semo-la’s last wishes was: "Don't waste money on long life practices for me. Make sure that you instead serve the people equally without any discrimination.” Furthermore, she said: “Until and unless I meet Yangsi Kyabje Pema Shepa Rinpoche again, I will not leave.” Through the power of her mind she kept her word. After 40 days or so in the Intensive Care Unit, Yangsi Rinpoche finally met Semo-la and she then entered Parinirvana the very next day.




Anyone interested is welcome to make offerings for tsok or butter lamps for this special puja below.