|In general, Buddhist ceremony consists of many individual
etiquettes. The word, "Buddhist ceremony" is the inclusive
meaning of Buddhism theories and all kinds of training. and its narrow
meaning refers to all kinds of ceremonies held in front of Buddha's
statue by Buddhists who believe in Buddha's teachings and rely on
them. All these ceremonies shows two types of characteristics, self
guided and outsider guided, in contents. And their purposes are the
salvation of living things and enlightenment by the means of penitence
of Buddhist Ceremonies
1. Worship ceremony Morning and evening ceremonies to respect all
objects of worship such as Buddhas, His teachings, monks and others
on upper, middle and lower altars.
2. Vowing ceremony to comply Buddhist rules There are Buddhist
rules which are one way of three Buddhist training methods (Buddhist
rules, Buddhism theories and Buddha's wisdom) and all Buddhists
have to keep them to enhence virtue and to expel evil.
3. Ceremony to guide the souls of the deceased to the heaven There
are ceremonies for the deceased such as Sangjugwon-gongjae, Siwanggakbaejae
(Daeryewanggongjae), Yeongsanjae, Suryukjae and for live ones such
4. Ceremony to sanctify the objects of worship with adding a stroke
It is the ceremony to sanctify the newly produced objects of religious
5. Ceremony of transfer It is a procedure to move the newly produced
or existing objects of worship to another place for the ceremony.
6.Ceremony of offering It is a ceremony to show respects with offerings
to the religious objects of worship.
7. Ceremony of training All kinds of training in daily life
8. Ceremony of Buddhist funeral and guiding service for the dead
It is a ceremony to inform the souls of the dead of the way to heaven
and the enlightenment.
9. Annual ceremonies Tong-al - A worship ceremony at New Year Day
Gwanbul ceremonies - Yeondeunghoe[ceremony of lotus lanterns], Tapdoli[rounding
of pagoda] at Buddha's birthday And other celebrating events on
the days of Buddha's leaving (home life), His enlightenment and
His death. Uranbunhoe - a ceremony to guide the souls of the dead
10. Sermonizing ceremonies Sermonizing ceremonies are held to encourage
the contributions for establishment of temple or other agenda. They
are Palgwanhoe, Yeondeunghoe [lotus lantern ceremony], Bangsaenghoe[ceremony
of setting free of confined living creature], other kinds of memorial
services, Jeomchalbeophoe [ceremony of sermonizing of Jeomchal Sutra],
and other general sermonizing ceremonies.
11. Buddhist Etiquettes Etiquettes of daily life for Buddhists
12. Others They are ceremonies of copying Sutras like Avatamska
to lean and to understand them, and of putting Sutras inside of