Daesoon Jinrihoe is a representative Korean religion rooted in tradition which was founded by Dojeon Park Wudang* (1917~1996) in 1969. The history of this fellowship originates from SangjeKang Jeungsan*(1871~1909), the object of worship in Daesoon Jinrihoe. As the omniscient and omnipotent Supreme Being who presides over all things in the universe and three realms of Heaven, Earth, and Humanity, He descended into human world as Gang Jeungsan, a historical figure during the late 19thcentury. He carried out Works of Reordering Universe to open an Earthly Paradise before passing into Heaven in 1909. DojuJo Jeongsan*(1895~1958), who received the 'Orthodox Religious Authority' from Sangje through a revelation, proclaimed Daesoon Truth as the way to save the world, and he thereby established a new religious body. This religious authority was later given by Jo to his successor, Dojeon Park Wudang, who then founded Daesoon Jinrihoe.
The doctrines of Daesoon Jinrihoe are based on the Tenets: Eumyang-hapdeok, Sinin-johwa, Haewon-sangsaeng and Dotong-jingyeong. Creeds are made up of the Four Cardinal Mottos: Quieting the Mind, Quieting the Body, Reverence for Heaven and Cultivation. The Three Essential Attitudes consist of Sincerity, Respectfulness and Faithfulness. The main scripture in Daesoon Jinrihoe is the Jeon-gyeong, which contains the words, teachings, and achievements of Sangje Gang Jeungsanand Doju Jo Jeongsan.
It has become a guiding principle for disciples' cultivation. In practicing its religious doctrines, Dasoon Jinrihoe carries out three basic works: propagation, edification, and cultivation: and three major works: charity aid, social welfare, and education. The religious facilities for Daesoon Jinrihoe include 5 temple complexes, 120 fellowship buildings, and 200 assembly halls. For education, there are six high schools and one university in operation. Social welfare services are offered to people through the establishment of a general hospital and Daesoon Welfare Foundation, which operates Geriatric Hospital, Elderly Nursing Facilities, and Daejin Youth Training Center.
* Kang Jeungsan: the honorific name of Kang Ilsun who was incarnated in a form of human being in Gobu, Southern Jeolla Province in 1871. He is addressed as 'Sangje' which is an ancient name for the Supreme Being in East Asian religious traditions.
* Jo Jeongsan: the honorific name of Jo Cheolje who was born in Haman, Southern Gyeongsang Province in 1895. He is normally addressed as 'Doju' or 'Okhwang-sangje' both of which are honorific titles. He founded Mugeukdo in 1925, which was renamed Taegeukdo in 1948. This is the religious body from which Daesoon Jinrihoe later stemmed. He created the specific methods of cultivation for disciples to reach the aim of Daesoon Jinrihoe.
* Park Wudang: the honorific name of Park Hangyeong who was born in Goesan, Northern Chungcheong Province in 1917. His honorific title is 'Dojeon'. He established Daesoon Jinrihoe in 1969.