By Vice Chairperson Joy Cho
A grand Daecheon (Great Heaven) Rite was observed on the occasion of the beginning of construction of the Jeungsando SangSaeng World Center.
On June 12 at 1 PM, a message to the world resounded through the STB Sangsaeng broadcasting.
The Sangsaeng World Center, which will consist of a large-scale headquarters building and additional facilities on a site of 30,000 pyeong in the area around Gyeryong-san Mountains in Chungcheongnam-do Province in the central part of the Republic of Korea, has the Hucheonseon Meditation Center, the headquarters of the search for Korean history, and the World Surname Federation Headquarters attached to the core topics of spiritual culture, such as history, training, and finding roots. It is expected to become a pivotal base for spreading them both at home and abroad.
The Daecheonje of Jeungsando is a national ceremony held to Sangje, the king and the people, who have participated in important events or major festivals of the country since the foundation of the Korean people 10,000 years ago.
Jeungsando has inherited the unique traditions and rituals of the Korean people to this day.
At the altar, rites of the founders of the 9,000-year history of the founding of the Korean people, including the three gods of God the Father and the mother of God the mother, were held to the founding fathers of the Korean people from Hwanguk-Baedal-Dangun-Joseon-North Buyeo.
It enshrined more than 400 gods, even to independence activists in the early modern era.
Jeungsangdo Religion Leader Ahn Kyung-jeon who had a full range of supervision and leadership of the preparation of the Daecheon-je Rite, said: “It will be an auspicious event where great spirits, including Sangjenim and Taemonim, will respond to this Heavenly event and give all the attendees the full benefit of the Heaven and Earth.”
Sponsored by more than 20 organizations related to history and Hallyu (Korean Wave), the event was broadcast live through the STB Sangsaeng (SangSaeng) Broadcasting YouTube channel.
The SangSaeng World Center, which started the great project after over 10 years of preparation, is expected to become a new center for the globalization of SangSaeng culture.
To share the dao of sangsaeng, the dao of Jeung-san Sangjenim and Taemo Go Subunim, we will reach out to our sisters and brothers around the world. Through the words and teachings of Sangjenim and Taemonim and through meditation practices that will echo around the world, our sisters and brothers will be given invaluable opportunities to achieve rebirth and renewal to become children of light. All of this will begin on June 12 at the Sangsaeng World Center!
That day will also be a day of consolidating years of effort in the search for and recovery of Korea’s ancient history. Because this history is the archetypal history of present-day humanity, this history belongs not only to the Korean people but also to the world’s people. By clarifying distortions and misinformation about this history and by recovering what became lost during the march of time, the people of the global village will be able to trace their collective roots extending back nearly ten thousand years.