ABOUT THE DESIGNERS
Kate Dutton, Co-Founder
The teachings say that the path to awakening begins with the aspiration to help others. While practicing at a center on Maui, I was given the spiritual name Drolma by my teacher, which translates to “Tara” in Tibetan. In Buddhism, Tara is a female Buddha, who is known as the great Liberator of all beings. Afterwards, I had the vision of creating a company that would help inspire people in a positive way. Each piece has a special intention and is crafted with great care. I hope what we're offering can be of benefit to you or a loved one in some way.
John Almanzor, Co-Founder
Dharma can be defined as both the teachings and the spiritual path. In Maui, my root guru, Lama Gyaltsen, had encouraged me to always practice the Dharma first and the details of life will begin to fall into place. He even told me that I seemed to be too busy working and encouraged me to, instead, meditate more. In Buddhist philosophy the Dharma cannot be thought of as a backup plan, but in complete reliance on the spiritual path, one will prosper. Lamplighter Company is what I intend to be an extension of that path. This business is our way of cultivating and supporting a connection to the greater spiritual community (Sangha) that is growing here in the U.S. and abroad.