Do (도 道) means “Dao” and jang (장 場) means “site for ritual ceremony.” Dojang (도장 道場) is a Jeung San Do local institution which serves as a place of prayer, meditation, and study in Sangjenim and Taemonim’s Dao. Dojang (도장 道場) is a place of harmony where Jeung San Do practitioners gather for spiritual learning, veneration and self-cultivation, a sacred place for the imparting of Sangjenim’s and Taemonim’s teachings.
Each Dojang (도장 道場) has a main room called the seongjeon (성전 聖殿) meaning “sacred shrine” which contains altars for celestial and terrestial spirits. Typically, there are at least four altars: one with Sangjenim’s portrait; another with Taemonim’s portrait; one representing a local terrestial spirit; and one enshrining the spirit tablets of the practitioner’s ancestors.
Some dojangs have additional altars to honor other regional spirits, tribal spirits, the spirits of those who played a significant role in Jeung San Do’s history, or the spirits of those who greatly benefited humanity. Most of the meditation, study, and instruction at a dojang takes place in the seongjeon in the presence of the spirits, making our dojangs truly a place for heaven, earth, spirits, and humans to unite as one.
The future world is the world in which humans and spirits unite as one. In the future, all people become enlightened by meditating with the Taeeulju Mantra. It will be a good world in which enlightenment is the norm.
At that time, the average person will be one hundred . . . one thousand times more enlightened than Shakyamuni Buddha, Jesus, and Confucius. Every house becomes a dojang, and every person becomes a god.
-Words from Taesang Jongdosanim on October, 1998-