Guide to Conduct and...


Guide to Conduct and Ceremony

Part3. Rites and Rituals of the Order

Chapter 2. Enshrining the Buddha

Section 2. Installation of the Dharmakaya Buddha and Altar

1. Il‐Won‐Sang, the Dharmakaya Buddha, shall be built in all reverence according to the regulations governing its material, measurement, and coloring.
2. The dharma hall enshrining Il‐Won‐Sang, the Dharmakaya Buddha, shall be called the Great Enlightenment Hall (Daegak‐jun) and the place of enshrinement at the place of residence shall be generically called the Altar.
3. The Great Enlightenment Hall shall be situated in the most sacred area of the temple away from the general traffic. If, initially, a separate wing could not be constructed in the temple for the Hall, a temporary area may be used which shall always be kept immaculate and quiet.
4. In the case of a private home, the Altar shall be installed in the neatest area of the house. When a house is being newly built, the Altar shall be included in its design as much as it is feasible.
5. The Altar, whether in the Great Enlightenment Hall or in a private home, shall be placed in the centermost space of the interior facing forward.