Butter Lamp

BUTTER LAMPS: Butter lamps are traditionally placed on the Buddhist alter as an offering. Butter lamps are offered during meditation practice or ceremonies with the wish that all beings be free of suffering and reach enlightenment. They are designed to be used with a candle wick, and have a small indent in center of bowl for insertion. They are then filled with coconut oil or butter. Candles and tea lights may be used in place of lamp oil method.

The butter lamps help to focus the mind and aid meditation. According to the Root Tantra of Chakrasamvara, "If you wish for sublime realization, offer hundreds of lights. Externally, the lights are seen to banish darkness