Chinese New Year Ceremony Cork Ireland
1000-Light & An Tai Sui Dharma Rites
For an Auspicious & Prosperous Year @ Nano Nagle Place www.nanonagleplace.ie
Part of Cork Chinese New Year Festival www.corkchinesenewyear.com
The Year Of The Earth Pig
Monday February 4, 2019 4.00 PM to 9.30 PM
4.00 PM Dragon & Lion Dance
5:00 PM Thousand-Light Dharma Rite
General Blessing for Health, Wealth,
and Good Luck for All Sentient Beings
6.00 PM Intermission
7.15 PM An Tai Sui Dharma Rite
For those requesting to overcome obstacles brought by the forthcoming year.
8.15 PM Buddha Relic Blessing
A special blessing for those attending in person
8.15 PM Food & Drink to Share
( Please bring food and drinks to place on the altar to be blessed and to share later)
An Tai Sui Dharma Rite
Extinguish Spiritual Obstacles, Alleviate Disasters and Suffering.
Register before February 1st
Make Peace with the Forthcoming Year… In Chinese astrology every year is governed by a zodiac sign. Your luck, success, and prosperity is affected by the ruling zodiac sign of the current year. If your personal zodiac sign does not have a favorable relationship with the sign of the current year, it can cause challenging circumstances throughout the year.
This protective, life-enhancing prayer ceremony is of exclusive benefit to those born under any of the four zodiac signs that are in conflict with or offending the upcoming year’s ruling sign, and registering on the An Tai Sui beneficiary list. Those born under the “offending” Chinese zodiac animal signs are strongly recommended to register for the An Tai Sui Dharma Rite.
This ceremony extinguishes personal spiritual obstacles, and creates good spiritual cause for overflowing financial resources; extinguishes disasters, suffering, and difficulties.
Businesses can also benefit, we will pray for the business to enjoy successful litigations, have a promising future, and to receive the continuous daily empowerment of the Dari Rulai Temple.
Register for the An Tai Sui Dharma Rite
by making a charitable & virtuous “An Tai Sui” donation
for yourself, your loved ones or your business.
The coming year, may bring unfavorable circumstances to those born under any of the offending signs listed below.
OFFENDING SIGNS FOR 2019
1911, 1923, 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019
1908, 1920, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014
1902, 1914, 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1988, 2010
1905, 1917, 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001
Your details will be sent to the following temples:
- Yong He Gong Temple, one of the largest and most important Tibetan Buddhist temples in the world. This is a unique opportunity to be included and benefit from their New Year Service.
- Dari Rulai Temple . Our main temple in the USA.
In Chinese astrology every year is governed by a zodiac sign. Your personal zodiac sign is determined according to your birth year. Your luck is affected by the sign of the current year.
One way to understand this is to realise that as we journey through life we all encounter ”bumps/potholes” in the road.
REQUIRED CHARITABLE OFFERING
For each person:
€32, €72, €108, €300, €600 or €900
For each business:
€300, €600, €900, €1,200, €1,500, €1,800 or €3,000
A greater offering is welcome.
New Year’s Spiritual Blessing Lamps
Receive spiritual blessing and assistance throughout the year. Anyone, regardless of birth year, can request to have one or more special lamps lit on the behalf of themselves or a loved one.
Dari Rulai Temple Los Angeles, Cork Chinese Esoteric Shrine & the Yong He Gong Temple, Bejing co-ordinate in offering this Dharma Rite each year on Chinese New Year’s Eve for the benefit of All Sentient Beings. We invite those who attend the ceremony in person to offer one or more of the 1000 lights for themselves and loved ones, and wish for good luck to help make the forthcoming year a great year!
See below 2017 Ceremony video
Inter-relationship and interaction between the elements
The elements – Metal, Water, Wood, Fire, Earth – are an integral part of the Chinese Zodiac which define a universal balance. All things arise from and return to the earth – when we study the Zodiac, it’s important for us to bear the elements in mind, as every one of us are made up of these elements and are deeply connected to them.
Since the 5 elements are components of the Earth, they are all interdependent. Each element is controlled by another, while at the same time, each element brings about another. This indicates that each element has its own equal strength and weakness, and they have equal influence over each other.
The Generating Cycle: How One Element Creates Another
From Metal we get Water, from Water we get Wood, from Wood we get Fire, from Fire we get Earth and from Earth we get Metal:
Metal (in the form of a container) holds Water
Water (as a nourishing element), helps to grows Wood
Wood is burnt to create Fire
Fire burns every other element down into Earth
Metal is extracted from the Earth
The Controlling Cycle: How One Element Controls Another
Fire controls Metal, Water controls Fire, Earth controls Water, Wood controls Earth and Metal controls Wood:
Fire melts Metal into liquid
Water extinguishes a Fire
Earth absorbs and directs the flow of Water
Wood (as roots of a tree) holds the Earth together or breaks it apart
Metal, as axes, cuts down trees into Wood.
THE 5 ELEMENTS
The Animals and the Elements
Each of the 12 animal signs within the Chinese zodiac is associated with one of the five elements.
This is known as the fixed element of the sign:
Then, each animal sign is further divided into the five elements, depending on the year that the sign occurs. E.g.:
- Metal Horse (1930, 1990)
- Earth Horse (1918, 1978)
- Fire Horse (1966, 2026)
- Wood Horse (1954, 2014)
- Water Horse (1942, 2002)
Each of the five elements occurs within each animal sign occurs once every 12 years. Therefore, each specific animal-element combination – e.g. the Fire Ox – repeats once every 60 years.
A person’s characteristics are determined both by the ruling element of their sign as well as the element of that particular year that they are born. E.g. A Water Rooster will be controlled by both Water and Metal.
Click here to read each of the 12 Lunar Animals influenced by each of the 5 elements:
Or read by element type: