The History of Won-Buddhism (Wonbulgyo Kyosa)
Part 3. Fruition of the Sacred Work
Chapter 5. The Fruits of A Half Century
4. Religious Influence during the First Half Century
According to the summary of the number of believers of the Won-Buddhist faith, configured up until March Won- Buddhist year 56 (1971) and prior to the half centennial commemoration conference, the number of lay believers exceeded 600,000, including those who were yet to be officially initiated into the Order. The number of ordained believers reached over 1,000, including the preparatory religious workers. Although the Order`s assets were divided into those belonging to the Religious Foundation of Won-Buddhism and those to the Academic Foundation of iWon-Buddhism, the management of the properties was united through the unification of the board of trustees.
The Order`s organs consisted of the following: 24 organs, including the General Headquarters and its departments as well as organs held under the direct supervision of the General Headquarters, such as the Seoul Office and Yeongsan Branch Office; 12 education and training organs, including the Central Training Center, Dongsan Sŏn Center, Yeongsan Sŏn Center, Won-kwang University, Won-kwang Middle and High Schools for Boys, Won-kwang Middle and High Schools for Girls, Won-kwang Civil Education School, Haeryong Agricultural Technology School, Haeryong Middle School, and Won-kwang Kindergarten; 4 publishing and cultural organs, including Wongkwangsa, Jeonghwasa, Won-Buddhist News Company, and Won-Buddhist Publishing Company; 6 cultivation and nursing facilities, including the monastery, Samdong Cultivation Center, Haseom Cultivation Center, Dongrae Cultivation Center, Central Cultivation Center, and Jeonju Nursing Home; 3 sanatorium and charity facilities, including Donghwa Hospital, Central Sanatorium, and Iri Orphanage 7 industrial organs, including Bohwa-dang, Bohwa-dang Pharmaceutical Company, Bohwa-dang of Seoul, the General Headquarters Farm, Sugye Farm, Manduksan Farm, and Yuil Rice-Cleaning Mill (under the direct supervision of the Finance Department); over 50 organizations, including the main and branch offices of the Youth Association, th e Student Association, the Children`s Association, Sudeokhwoe, a social gathering of Jeonmu-Chulshin and Jeongtohwoe, a social and culture meeting of the parents of Jeonmu-Chulshin.
The temples were established in the following places: 60 temples in the Province of Jeolabuk-do, including Iri, East Iri, South Jungdong, Jeonju, Gyodong, East Jeonju, West Jeonju, Kunsan, Iksan, Hamra, Keumma, Palbong, Sugye, Samrye, Dongsan, Bongsang, Maryeong, Jwapo, Jin-an, Baekwun, Ancheon, Muju, Jangsu, Sanseo, Gwanchon, Imsil, Osu, Geumpyeong, Jisa, Namwon, Suji, Wunbong, Sandong, Ayeong, Bojeol, North Ayeong, Inwol, Sunchang, Hwahae, Shin-Tae-in, Seungbu, Jeongeup, Yonggak, Gamgok, sosung, Tae-in, Chilbo, Gobu, Deokcheon, Gochang, Heungdeok, Haeri, Buan, Wonpyeong, Yongsin, Hwapo, Kimje, Geumgu, Mangyeong, and imsan; 28 templesin the Province of Jeolanam-do, including Gwangju, West Gwangju, South Gwangju, Gyerim, Mokpo, Yeosu,Suncheon, Yeongsan, Sinheung, Wangchon, Daema, Doyang, Bulgab, Yeonggwang, Gunnam, Daeksu, Beopseong, Jangseong, Haebo, Changpyeong, Gokseong, Gyeommyeon,Gurye, Boseong, Yeongam, Bulmok, Wando, and Aphaedo; 14 temples in Seoul, including Seoul, Jongro, Wonnam, Donam, Songcheon, Sincheon, Sajik, Jeongreung, Dapsim-ri, Hwagok, Bulgwang-dong, Pil-dong, Cheongpa, and Jegi-dong; 6 temples in the Province of Kyeonggi-do, including Uijongbu, Incheong, Suwon, Ganghwa, Bucheon, and Anyang; 3 temples in the Province of Kangwong-do, including Chunsheon, South Chuncheon, and Hwacheon; 8 temples in the Province of Chungcheongnam-do, including Daejeon, Geumsan, Jewon, Chubu, Yuseong, Sindo, dogok, and Kanggyeong; 2 temples in the province of Chungcheongbuk-do, including Cheongju and Goesan; 14 temples in Busan, including Dangri, Gyeongnam, Choryang, Dadae, Busanjin, Seomyeon, Daongrae, Daesin, Gupo, Yeongdo, Nambumin, Dawundae, Cheonghak, and Geojedo; 9 temples in the Province of Kyeongsangnam-do, including Masan, Shin-Masan, Jinju, Tongyeong, Jinhae, Ulsan, Samcheonpo, Yongam, Jinyeong, Kimhae, Hamyang, Jigok, Milyang, Changwon, Hapcheon, Gijang, Goseong, Uiryeong, and Yangsan; and 2 temples in the Province of Jeju-do, including Jedu and Seogwipo. Edification offices were established in the following places: 10 in the Province of Jeolabuk-do, including Deokjin, Gosan, Jungpyeong, Janggye, Samae, Bokheung, Changdong, Mujang, Mapo, and Bonghwang; 2 in the Province of Jeolanam-do, including Damyang and Naju; 1 in Janghang in the province of Chungcheongnam-do; and 1 in Gyeongsan in the Province of Kyeongsangbuk-do. Edification offices newly-established that year were those in Cheonan, Chungcheongnam-do, in Sandong, Jeolanam-do, in Yimun-dong, Seoul, and in Hamyeol, Jeolabuk-do. Those in Jangsando, Jeolanam-do and in Gangneung, Kangwon-do were being established.