The main events of Daesoonjinrihoe are ‘Chi Seong’ on September 19th, which is the Incarnation date of Sangje; June 24th, His ascension date; December 4th, the Incarnation date of Doju and March 6th, His ascension date. : November 30, the Incarnation date of Dojeon and December 4th, His ascension date.
‘Chi Seong’(致誠) is the elaborate devotion event performed at ‘Yeong Dae’ (the place where the ancestral tablet of Sangje, Doju, Dojeon and heavenly and earthly deities are kept) at one o’clock in the morning.
Social Welfare Services
To bolster these social welfare services, the Daesoon Youth Association and the Daesoon Women’s Association were established. Haewon Sangsaeng (Compatibility through Resolution of Grievances), heir purpose is to uphold one of Daesoonjinrihoe’s most important principles, in local communities, thus contributing to the development of a welfare society. They have been practicing a variety of social welfare services, such as promoting the spirit of filial piety, helping neighbors, holding feasts for the aged, early morning cleanings, the Saemaeul Movement, and providing aid for farming villages.
▲ Campaign of maintaining street order
To realize a healthier, brighter, better society, the social welfare service, one of the three main activities, has taken firm root in our communities and society in general as the years pass by.
With more interest in the matters of social welfare, this service has made steady progress as society realizes the necessity for it. Social welfare services consist of the Saemaeul Movement, environmental protection, oxidation prevention, traffic order, street cleaning, community development, crime prevention, aid for farming villages, protection for abused children, finding missing children, holding feasts and promoting respect for the aged, supporting juvenile cultivation, to name just a few. Daesoonjinrihoe has participated in national and social policies and helped spread patriotic movements throughout the country.
In particular, many devotees to the religion participate in environmental protection campaigns every year near areas of the religion’s cultivation centers nationwide, including the South Han River near Yeoju Bonbu Dojang, Shinreuk Temple, Daejeon Expo site, etc.
Daesoonjinrihoe has shown distinct sincerity in providing medical services. It launched the Daejin Medical Foundation in December 1992, funded completely by the religious order itself in pursuit of realizing the religious tenet of Haewon Sangsaeng (Compatibility through Resolving Grievances) and the Redemption of Mankind. In order to promote public health and establish a welfare society through treatment, research, technological development and the cultivation of medical talent or skills, Daesoonjinrihoe constructed Bundang Jesaeng Hospital, an eight-story building with five hundred hospital rooms, in Seohyeon-dong, Bundang-gu, Seongnam-si, Gyeonggi-do. It has been opened since August 1998.
Dongducheon Jesaeng Hospital (which will have 1500 hospital rooms) in Dongducheon-si, Gyeonggi-do, and Goseong Jesaeng Hospital (which will have 500 hospital rooms) in Goseong-si, Gangwon-do are currently under construction.
The state of 3 hospitals under the religious order
Bundang Jesaeng Hospital
ㆍfloor space: 55,042m² (4 under the ground. 8 above)
ㆍ255-2, Seohyeon-dong, Bundang-gu, Seongnam-si, Gyeonggi-do
Dongducheon Jesaeng Hospital
ㆍfloor space: 100,655m² (4 under the ground. 21 above)
ㆍSan27, Jihaeng-dong, Dongducheon-si, Gyeonggi-do
Goseong Jesaeng Hospital
ㆍfloor space: 69,422m² (3 under the ground. 11 above)
ㆍSan84, Bongpo-li, Toseong-myeon, Goseong-gun, Gangwon-do
The age we are all living in now is commonly referred to as the age of immorality. People are clamoring for the restoration of human values and morality and it is the responsibility of the education system to redeem humanity and restore morality. Therefore, with the belief that cultivating human values should take precedence over teaching or skills, Daesoonjinrihoe has established and is currently managing eight schools, including Daejin University (located in Pocheon, Gyeonggi-do), and six high schools of Daejin High School, Daejin Girls’ High School, Bundang Daejin High School, Suseo Daejin High School of Design, Ilsan Daejin High School and Busan Daejin High School of Information &Communication, two Daejin Foreign Language vacational school (located around Heiling River in China) and Daejin University.
▲ Daejin University.
11-1 Seondan-dong Pocheon-si Gyeonggi-do, 16,853m2, 36 Buildings
One of the three main activities of Daesoonjinrihoe is to establish and manage schools capable of providing the basis of learning for today’s children so that they may prosper in all aspects of life tomorrow.
The religious body’s educational programs have developed constantly with its own religious history beginning with the eradication of illiteracy, child education, establishing middle schools, setting up the Daesoon Scholarship Fund and launching Daejin High School, etc.
For the first time in Korea, the university set up a branch campus in Harbin and Suzhou, China, which provides opportunities for overseas study in China, which means less expenses for the students of Daejin University.
The Scholarship Program
The Daesoon Scholarship Fund was set up to offer scholarships twice a year to high school and university students who have excelled in their studies, and to those less fortunate who otherwise would not be able to afford to go to school.
The scholarship for exemplary high school students under the Daesoon School Foundation, the scholarship for high achievement for high school students amongst doin families, the Daesoon Schloarship in Daejin University, the Sejong Scholarship in Local University, the Scholarship for office workers in the Saemaeul Association are all within the program. Approximately 31 million dollsrs has been given in scholarships since December 2005.
The state of schools under the religion-1 university, 6 high schools, 1 Chinese school
Daejin High School
Daejin Women’s High School
Daejin Design High School
Bundang Daejin High School
Ilsan Daejin High School
Busan Daejin Electronics & Information High School
Daejin Foreign Language Vocational School in China
Main Branch – Gyerim-hyang Gyedong-hyeon, Gyeseo Heuk-ryong Gangseong, China
Branch – Gyedongjo Gyedong-hyeon Gye-seo Heuk-ryong Gangseong, China