*Chiseong : a ceremonial ritual offering held in an elaborate and collective way to show one’s gratitude with utmost sincerity for the grace of Sangje and other great deities. This is held to mark important dates or major events throughout the year. *Chambae : Temple Acclimation includes a worship ceremony in Yongdae and a guided tour of the temple grounds featuring in-depth explanations. *Bonbuseong : a monthly event in which the representatives of high-ranking clergy members devote an offering collected from general members to Gucheon Sangje. *Gongbu : a form of spiritual cultivation performed by a team of 36 participants who take turns reciting certain incantations (mantras) devotedly for a 24 hour period at a specific time and place. It has been carried out 365 days a year, 24 hours a day without any break since the Summer Solstice of 1991. There are two varieties of Gongbu: Sihak-gongbu and Sibeob-gongbu. *Gido : Prayer is the practice of reciting prayerful incantations at designated places or in one's home at a designated time. It is divided into Daily Prayer and Weekly Prayer. Daily Prayer is practiced at 1 am, 7 am, 1 pm, and 7 pm everyday, whereas Weekly Prayer is practiced at 5 am, 11 am, 5 pm, and 11 pm on all gab and gi days. *Sugang : a series of lectures given as a three-day educational course designed to help disciples improve their qualifications and increase their virtue. This course usually focuses on the main scripture, the Jeongyeong. It has been performed since 1986 at Yeoju HQ Temple Complex. *Yeonsu : a series of educational courses that helps clergy members broaden their understanding of Daesoon Jinrihoe and strengthen their ability to communicate with one another and achieve solidarity. During this training period of five nights and six days, attendees listen to lectures on Daesoon Jichim, the guiding principles of Daesoon Jinrihoe, and go on field trips to nearby areas where they explore scenic locations and cultural heritage sites. Yeonsu has been offered every week since 1996 at Geumgangsan Toseong Training Temple Complex. *Dancheong : Dancheong is a traditional Korean style of painting that is used on walls, pillars, and ceilings in interior and exterior architectures to create harmoniously colored paintings and patterns. The name ‘Dancheong (丹靑)’ comes from the word ‘dan (cinnabar 丹)’ referring to ‘red coloration’ and ‘cheong (bluish green 靑)’ referring to ‘blue coloration.’ The interaction of these two main colors represents the harmony of Yin and Yang while the twelve colors of Dancheong paints represent the ideal world wherein all phenomena throughout the universe are brought into harmony and concord.
The function of Dancheong paints in traditional Korean architecture is to protect wooden structures from weathering while also spatially separating sacred environments from secular environments. Dancheong is also used to designate objects as having divine authority or as being venerable in nature. All of sanctuary buildings of temple complexes in Daesoon Jinrihoe have been painted with twelve-colored Geum-Dancheong (a Dancheong method of painting the most decorative and colorful variety of patterns and pictures on all surfaces in an area) as it conveys dignity and authority, befitting great deities.
The Dancheong paints featured in Daesoon Jinrihoe temple complexes carry the connotations of this unique and identifiable aspect of traditional Korean culture and also serve to mark these sacred grounds as religious sites. Dancheong at temple complexes has all been painted by ordinary devotees, and as such, the buildings are also an expression of their faith. This creates a divine and majestic atmosphere.
*Dotong-gunja: Individuals who have achieved the wisdom to fully understand everything in the universe beyond space and time while possessing the empowerment to do all things at their will.