Chi (치 致) means “utmost” and seong (성 誠) means “sincerity.” Chiseong (치성 致誠) is often translated as “the memorial rite for Sangjenim and Taemonim.” Chiseoung (치성 致誠) is a mode of genuine devotional ritual, which signifies paying an obeisance to Sangjenim and Taemonim, and also to divine spirits of heaven and earth along with the spirits of ancestors.
A spiritual ceremony that may entail: offerings of cheongsu (“pure water”), incense, candlelight, food, and alcoholic drinks; prayers; the offering of four embracing-heaven-and-caressing-earth bows; the chanting of mantras.
Sangjenim and Taemonim conducted chiseongs throughout Their works of renewal. Jeung San Do practitioners hold chiseongs at local dojangs (“dao centers” or “dao temples”). See also “cheongsu” “dojang.”
Jeung San Do practitioners hold a chiseoung at a local dojang. Jeung San Do practitioners gather at dojang for a ceremonial ritual called a chiesong, in which they meditate and honor the spirit world.
An offering of water, light, and incense is made to Sangjenim and Taemonim as well as to ancestral spirits and other celestial and terrestrial spirits. In a special chiseong, there may be offerings of food and clothing.
Every chiseong include bowing, prayer, chanting, meditation, and readings from the Dojeon. Carried out with utmost sincerity, attentiveness, and faithfulness, a chiseong fosters oneness with heaven and earth. As part of the regular practice of initiated members, there are chiseongs held on Wednesday evening and Sunday mornings.
In addition, there are five Great Chiseong held on days special to Jeung San Do: New Year’s Chiseong, Taemonim’s Birthday Chiseong, Sangjenim’s Ascension Chiseong, Sangjenim’s Birthday Chiseong, Winter Solstice Chiseong.