“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?’ Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
Born: 12 September 1974
Star Sign: Virgo
Married Tjaart Kruger
Children: 2 Boerboels, Tigger and Sasha
Karen Kruger has been a business woman for over 20 years now. She has since left the corporate world and is co-owner with her husband and partner of their own sports business for the past 10 years. Over the years, karen studied various holistic and alternative healing programs and has worked with this for her own self reflection and self growth processes. Her meditation practices and mindful living techniques has helped her move through life in finding her own true purpose. Hence Samaya Tantra evolved from ZaZen since 2004 offering alternative healing services. Karen has since then added various treatments, talks and workshops as well as teacher training programs to the offering. in addition, taking the bull by the horns, Karen also started Kruger Publications to market and promote the publications of her husband TLB Kruger. This has also evolved into inspiring her to produce children’s mindful series of books and inner child workbooks for women.
Karen’s spiritual studies, has always been the foundation of how she lives her life. Her passion for working with children pushed her to start ZaZen, a non profit organisation, in 2004 focusing on Life Skills programs for children and Outreach programs. She worked with New Jeruselum Children’s Home and started the Montessori and yoga programs with the kids as well as the Winter Warmth Projects. Other schools were the Sithabili Children’s home and Yenzani Children’s Homes where she actively did yoga and meditation programs with the kids and various project drives including Repainting and Christmas projects. Karen has not only worked with outreach schools but introduced yoga to the Glen Austin school in 2005 and started Lets Play Yoga workshops with the birth of Zazen.
Some of Karen’s spiritual journey includes: The Course in Miracles, Art of Living Yoga & Meditation programs with Sri Sri Ravishankar, From Fear to Love with Osho the Zen Master, Himalayan Kriya with Swami Hari from the Himalayan lineage of Swami Rama and Babaji and a life long quest on Tantra with TLB Kruger.
Together Tjaart and Karen registered School of Samaya as a non profit, educational trust organisation dedicated in serving the upliftment of humanity through self reflection work.
Karen’s studies over the years included various Holistic Healing courses for both kids and adults. Karen is a qualified Outcomes Based Facilitator and Life Skills Facilitator for Kids and Teens and a Montessori Directoress. Her studies include Maria Montessori philosophies, Early Childhood Development, Child Psychology and Play Therapy. Karen has taken all the academic understandings and looked at where the gap was in the development of the child. Her passion as a Mindful Coach focuses now on helping the emotional and spiritual development of kids which inspired her to launch the Mindfulness programs for kids. Her moto is changing the world of tomorrow through the children of today. Paving the way to the future world we wish to live in.
Karen is also an initiated Master Reiki Practitioner and Pranic Healer. Added to her qualifications, she is an Alternative Healer and Holistic Counsellor. Her 20 years personal spiritual studies and experiences lays the foundation of her healing and counseling techniques. Hence Karen shares what she has actually experienced.
Samaya Tantra’s offering of talks and workshops comes from the personal experiences of both Tjaart and Karen Kruger. Hence their goal is to share with you their own triumphs and tribulations and how you can still maintain a happy, blissful state of being. They give you a variety of processes to work with so that you can experience your own truth.
Karen’s experiences as a business woman in a very male dominant environment also shows in the focus on the courses and workshops for women in empowering them with the tools and techniques to maintain their Feminity in a very Masculine world. The Divine Feminine workshop focuses on holistic balance of your Inner Child helping you release the past negativities that hold you back and connects you to your inner self and unleash the Divine Shakti power within you.
The various workshops and courses are aimed at empowering people with the strength to overcome the obstacles that life throws their way and be more in tune with Divine and the purpose that is already laid out for you.
The Practitioner and Facilitator training programs encourages more people to tap into their natural healing abilities in helping our cause.
Samaya Tantra is non denominational, non religious and non discrimitory. All our programs are meant to strengthen your belief in yourself and in your God (in whatever name or form you believe), first and foremost and in this Divine Play we call life.
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TLB Kruger has been studying spiritual sciences for the past 30 years now and has taught over 2000 people. His vast knowledge and specifically his Satori’s has made him today’s prophet in sharing and resurrecting the new age philosphy of Tantra in moving through life with awareness.
Tjaart is a CA by profession and spent over 20 years in the corporate sector from CFO to CEO however his yearning for Divine understanding and the search for God still propelled him to travel across the world to seek wisdom and guidance from various masters. Tjaart would say that his favorite of favorites is Vasishta. Although Vasishta was way beyond his time, over 500 years ago, Tjaarts study of his works over the past 8 years has brought all his studies and experiences together to finally get closer to making sense of Death and the key law of the Trinity…..Continuity!
Tjaarts goal now is to move closer towards self realization by still being active in the world and sharing his experiences to you in his writings, workshops and talks. As a westerner, he is determined to share with the world that this is possible: to apply eastern monk philosophies in a western world of householders maintaining a state of equilibrium, through expanded awareness.
Deep in his meditations Tjaart was shown the Maha Kala Spacial and Dynamic Meditation technique that brings you into the present moment at will. He shares this wisdom in his books and seminars.
He has been blessed to be in the company of some of the wise ones :
Swami Rama : Founder of the Himalyan Insititue of Yoga and teacher of Paramansa Yogananda. Swami Rama resided in his Ashram in Rishikesh at the foothills of the Himalyan mountains. Tjaart’s growth deepened with his numerous reteats to the ashram and knowledge talks with Swami Rama. It is here that Tjaart realised his Himayan lineage with the masters and became initiatied in the Himayalan Kriya. His understanding of Prana – Life Force enegries became the foundation of his practices.
Sai Baba : His numerous visits to Sai Baba cemented his understanding of the eastern cultures and helped him apply this knowledge to his western lifestyle.
Osho – Sri Sri Bhagwan Ragneesh: Osho introduced Tjaart to Lao Tsu, Siddharta Buddha, Zen and Tantra. Osho’s non authodox methods and frankness of the truth propelled Tjaart into understanding that by just being in the present moment was not enough, you had to expand your awareness to truly experience the Divine in the present moment.
Sri Sri Ravishankar : Founder of The Art of Living Foundation. Tjaart was a teacher for the foundation for over 10 years and became a Trustee for the foundation for 3 years. Tjaart’s strong connect to Sri Sri Ravishankar was one of the reasons he craved more understanding of the truth. This yearning for a deeper relationship with the Divine, lead him to take his own sabatical and explore his own inner callings.
Other influencers and figures of study were westerners George Gurujef & PD Ospensky.
Through all his explorations Tjaart started expressing his experiences and wisdom, brought through him by the Divine, in sticky notes and journals and any form of writing paper, to document the knowledge given to him. After 4 years of self inception Tjaart started putting these notes together in one journal and was then inspired to create a novel from it.
Tjaart decided to create a fictional story that had adventure, humor and great characters that could depict his own experiences and offer people A Tale of Fiction but Story of Truth in his book Keys of Yama. But subsequently he is understanding people are now ready to hear the truth. His upcoming book The Maha Tantra is due to be launched July 2018.
These masters and mentors were the stepping stones that brought Tjaart to writing and to Tantra. They continue to inspire and guide him on his journey.
With various market research it was also clear that people really had no idea what Tantra is and have blindly stamped Tantra as a sexual path of physical satisfaction. This is far from what Tantra really is and Tjaart is now determined to ressurect the right handed path of Tantra and bring understanding to left handed Tantrism. Moving through life with Awareness….Mindfulness Living!
Tjaart is the founder of School of Samaya, a non profit organisation offering various talks, workshops and projects in uplifting humanity.
Author name: TLB Kruger
Publications: Keys of Yama, The Prince of Gold, The Wheel Turner (Launches June 2019), Autobiography of a Tantric (launches Dec 2018), The Maha Tantra – the Way of My Soul (Launches 2018) and more to come. Find out more about Tjaart by clicking on the link www.tlbkruger.com
Life is about having Fun and not being so serious. Come find your laughter again with Karen & Tjaart at their School of Samaya.
Moving through Life with Awareness.