Ma Yoga Mukta

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(Catherine Mathilda Gregos, aka Greek Mukta, aka Catherine Venizélos)


Yoga Mukta was born Dec 1927 to a wealthy Greek oil shipping magnate. She married the grandson of the great statesman Elefthérios Venizélos, the maker of modern Greece. She had three daughters, Arietta, Seema and Neeta.

She met Osho in 1971 and remained close to him for many many years. Rumours have it that she donated a massive fortune to the commune when Osho established himself in Pune in 1974, but they have never been confirmed. Everybody who was in Pune in those early years remember her sitting on the steps of Krishna House in the afternoons with a little note pad to take appointments for the darshans. She was then always sitting on Osho’s right informing him who was next, their names and why they came to see him.

Osho wrote her letters, which were published in The Gateless Gate and Turning In (letters) (all 30 letters addressed to her), both later published as part of A Cup of Tea.

In the commune her work was to take care of Lao Tzu garden around Osho’s house which she had to let go wild like a tropical jungle, according to his instructions. She was often seen at Lao Tzu gate during her breaks.

On the Ranch and in Pune 2 she was the Dynamic Meditation Master.

Mukta was part of the 21, the Inner Circle, for many years. After Osho had left his body she spent time in Pune but also loved travelling, in India and abroad. She then moved to Innsbruck, Austria to be with Antaro. She was diagnosed with dementia and spent a year in a home. Mukta died just a few days after her 89th birthday, on Dec 30, 2016. Her ashes were taken to the Osho International Meditation Resort.

see also
Yoga Mukta (Osho News)
Mukta on facebook
The City of Rajneeshpuram
The Inner Circle