Yu Khyem (Wyl. g.yu khyems) is a retreat place in Humla, Nepal. It was formerly used by a Drikung Kagyü Lama, and became in the 20th century a retreat place of Golok Serta Rinpoche and a Namkha Khyung Dzong Tradition practice place.
In the first part of the 20th century, Golok Serta Rinpoche was instructed by Degyal Rinpoche to undertake a retreat in Yu Khyem. There, after he had spent three years in a Tröma Nakmo (Dudjom) retreat, a natural spring (Wyl. drupchu)—called The Turquoise Water—manifested.
In a Calling the Guru from Afar written by Golok Serta, the colophon speaks of Yu Khyem:
- The turquoise water is a spring that arose at Yu Khyem in Humla, Nepal, as the result of a prayer by Golok Serta after he spent there three years in a Tröma retreat. Commanded by his guru Degyal Rinpoche to undertake this retreat, this was the most important retreat in his life for Golok Serta.
- Emeric Yeshe Dorje, The History of the Düdjom Tersar Lineage, forthcoming.