Blue Bell Wood

by Ajna

 “Awake. Be the witness of your thoughts. You are what observes, not what you observe.”   —Buddha

“The fairest thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the fundamental emotion which stands at the cradle of true art and true science.” — Albert Einstein

Dharma is Sanskrit for the divine law of the Universe, expressed through the consciousness of all sentient beings and the natural world. To uphold dharma is to live with a sense of justice and in harmonious balance.

Dharma Lounge is a place to explore your spiritual path. Sounds simple, but in our fast-paced, information laden, plugged-in-society, it can be tricky.

How do you quiet the mind when a typical day involves careening down a highway at 65 miles per hour or answering a zillion e-mails? How do you find stillness when information is transported through the air at the speed of light and night has become artificial day?

I have a deep love of science and deductive reasoning. Often we find the same concepts echoed in both hard-science and esoteric philosophies. Priests, monks, nuns, lamas and scientists are all studying and teaching dharma in their own way. Einstein once wrote in The World As I See It, that a scientist’s “religious feeling takes the form of a rapturous amazement at the harmony of natural law, which reveals an intelligence of such superiority that, compared with it, all the systematic thinking and acting of human beings is an utterly insignificant reflection.”

In that spirit, Dharma Lounge explores techniques and information that give insight to the path, where it is and how to find it when we get lost. Whether wisdom is found in science, art, music or philosophy makes no difference. Here you’ll find ideas, teachers and knowledge to get centered and course correct when the going gets tough.

What better way to share the dharma than through the miracle of light and sound we’ve come to know as the Internet?


Ajna (is an E-RYT 200 and the creator of Dharma Lounge.  In 1997, Ajna attended the Precious Garland Teachings of Nagarjuna with H.H. the Dalai Lama and have studied with prominent teachers such as Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche and  Srivatsa Ramaswami. I’ve also taken the Bodhisattva Vow from H.H. the Dalai Lama.

I divide my time between editing Dharma Lounge, writing fiction and teaching yoga and meditative techniques to yogis whose stressed-out Western lifestyle has depleted them of vital energy and connection to their true nature; pure radiant consciousness.


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victoria June 9, 2010 at 4:58 pm

well done and very insigthful. I have enjoyed reading the articles and the clarity you bring to the teachins, bless you

Zilvinas Juraska March 9, 2011 at 4:56 pm

Hmm is anyone else experiencing problems with the pictures on this blog loading? I’m trying to determine if its a problem on my end or if it’s the blog. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.

Amy Eyrie March 17, 2011 at 4:08 pm

I am checking into load times. Thanks for the heads up!

Sony Trieu March 22, 2011 at 11:35 pm

I am grateful to be a staff writer for Dharma Lounge and for having Amy as a friend and colleague. She has created an exciting, lively forum to share teachings and information to help us move towards higher conscious states of loving light and energy. I am humbled and honored to write and share my experiences on the human path of existence.

Dvora Weil April 24, 2011 at 3:10 pm

I could not have asked for a better yoga teacher and Eastern philsophy educator then Amy. I have been practicing yoga for 37 years. Amy is one of the BEST. After each class I leave relaxed and much wiser. Amy has a humble, yet sophisticated manner by which she teaches both yoga and the ideas behind it, not to mention her sharp sense of humor.
And now her website. Wow. So creative and informing. Amy, I am so glad I have met you.

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