Founded in 2015, Lamplighter Company was created by Kate Dutton and John Almanzor as a way to support their meditation practice with the aspiration to help support the mindfulness movement in the West. A chance encounter led them to meet in Newport, Rhode Island and they’ve been pursuing a spiritual quest together ever since. Prior to that, Kate had been studying Buddhism and meditation since 2011 after she first discovered MBSR in Sydney, Australia. John’s interest in the subject began at the University of Vermont where he enrolled in a course on Eastern religions. They have since studied meditation with highly respected teachers including Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche, Thich Nhat Hanh and more. Kate and John have traveled to meditation centers in India, Nepal and Hawaii where they’ve participated on several retreats. Their intention is be apart of the growing movement to help others through meditation and mindfulness.