Shincheonji Volunteer Gumi branch and Korea Traffic Disabled Association Chilgok-gun office members visited the local cultural remains, which have 1,000-year-old Buddhist culture, to cure the mind of the disabled while tearing down the wall between the able-bodied and the disabled on Feb 28th.
The volunteer event attracted tourists’ attention because it was performed under the theme of “Visiting Health Doctor (one of three Shincheonji Volunteer’s main projects)”, in front of a Korean traditional house at the Silla Buddhist Chojeonji (where Buddhism was first propagated in Silla) in Dogae-myun, Gumi city on Feb 28th.
Sixty people participated from Korea Traffic Disabled Association Chilgok-gun office members, staff, and Shincheonji Volunteer members in the ninth “Visiting Health Doctor” volunteer activity on that day to achieve the spirit of ‘We are one’ through removing the wall between races, religions, society classes.
The “Five Senses Tour” cultural experience program, that the volunteer hosted, panned out sequentially in the following order:
- Visiting Buddhist Chojeonji Memorial hall
- Laughter Therapy Seminar performed by a professional guest instructor
- Korean traditional bow shooting competition
- Tuho (a play where people throw sticks to a jar)
- Silla clothing experience
- Taking a commemorative photo
The most famous program on site among the members of the disabled association was a bow shooting experience that Ahn Gwangman (male/74 years old/Imsu-dong), the formal representative of Gumi city, demonstrated how to shoot the bow to the target and provided an opportunity to the participants to improve their health and to perform a unique spiritual exercise.
Park Younghee (Female/84 years old/assumed name), the disabled, said, “I enjoyed the Korean bow shooting competition the most and I don’t feel pain after laughing a lot attending the laughter seminar today. I was unfamiliar with the volunteer members at first, but now I feel shamed parting with them after getting attached to them.”
Jeong Jaesung, the head of Korea Traffic Disabled Association Chilgok-gun office suggested to the Shincheonji Volunteer, “Let’s establish non-biased social awareness of the disabled and the religion together. I want to plan this meaningful tour again this fall.”
5 thoughts on ““Five Senses Tour” – Shincheonji Volunteer Gumi Branch Visited Silla Buddhist Cultural Heritage”
C’est très bien
Nice initiative 👍
Wooow belle initiative 😍