Vihara Youkta, wife of Viktoras Kulvinskas, ascended peacefully, and gracefully in the company of loved ones on Oct. 16th, 2007.
Ms. Youkta lived the raw food lifestyle for over 3 decades. She was a beautiful successful Woman, and very talented accomplished yogini and dancer. Ms Vihara, unfortunately neglected to have the symptoms from which she had been suffering for more than a year diagnosed until her condition was irreversible. A life of ongoing stress will cause distress to the body irregardless of ones lifestyle. The recent stress of moving to Costa Rica, and loss of a loved one, exacerbated her condition rapidly. Like Viktoras, Youkta also survived some extreme abuse and suffering in her childhood which no doubt took an early toll on her overall well-being.
We celebrate Youkta's life and the fact that it ended in the perfect divine time. We are reminded that death spares no one.
This is a great loss to the raw food community.
Youkta left behind many devoted students who are carrying on her style and teachings.
Friends of Youkta can send cards and letters to the family, her son, Nick and Kim and their daughter Samantha Geraigery, at 1671 Somerset Ave, Taunton, MA. 02780.
Cards and letters will also reach Viktoras Kuvlinskas at the same address or email to email@example.com.
Contributions can also be sent for the Vihara Youkta Foundation, for the purposes of continuing her vision of building a school in Costa Rica to the above address.
A memorial will be held at Garvin Gardens, Hot Springs Arkansas Nov 11th, 11 am.
Her memorial services will be held the week of Feb 18th in Montezuma Costa Rica.
See www.youkta.org for more information about her life and memorial services.