Butter lamps are part of daily spiritual practice for Tibetans and are offered during meditation, ceremonies, and special occasions. They can help to focus the mind and aid in meditation. The soft glow from the lamp represents the pursuit of enlightenment and nirvana.
Traditionally, the lamp is filled with oil or butter and a wick, and would be kept burning all day. For safety and convenience, DharmaShop founder, Sander Cohen, often likes to use a tea light candle in his butter lamp.
Measures approximately 2 inches tall, 1.75 inches wide at the top, and 2 inches wide at the base.