Chinese New Year 2019 4th February Cork Ireland

Chinese New Year Ceremony Cork Ireland

1000-Light & An Tai Sui Dharma Rites

For an Auspicious & Prosperous Year @ Nano Nagle Place

Part of Cork Chinese New Year Festival

The Year Of The Earth Pig

Monday February 4, 2019 4.00 PM to 9.30 PM

2019 Program

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)

Mantras    Thousand-Light Dharma Rite               Mantras   An Tai Sui Dharma Rite 

There is no need to be present, our prayers will reach you wherever you are.
FREE to attend. Everyone Welcome! 

 Watch & Listen Live! 

 ( using Zoom Conferencing )

 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.

Get Ready!

The coming year, may bring unfavorable circumstances to those born under any of the offending signs listed below.


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

For people born in the year of the Pig, Monkey, Tiger or Snake this is the time of year to make charitable & virtuous “An-Tai-Sui” donations on behalf of yourself and your loved ones with a €32 or € 72, € 108, € 300 or greater offering to be included on the beneficiary list for these protective and life-enhancing Dharma Rites.

 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.

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.

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.

Safe & Well Lamp: Blessing for health and good luck.

Asking for Wealth Lamp:Blessing for abundance and prosperity.

Longevity Lamp: Prayer for long life.

Great Merit Lamp:Propitiation to Buddhas for success with dharma practice and to attain wisdom.

Career Lamp: Blessing for good luck with child or grand-child’s career.

 Contact us with questions about choosing a Blessing Lamp.

Dharma Rite

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!

 There is no offering required to take part in this ceremony.

 See below 2017 Ceremony video


Metal Earth Fire Wood Water












More Info on Chinese Zodiac Elements

you were born on the months of January or February.

Find Your Chinese Zodiac Sign

Elements of the Chinese Zodiac

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 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:

Metal Earth Fire Wood Water










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: