The temple is the "hub" of the BeastHunters. It is where Kahu first arrives when he sets out on his mission to become a Cocoon Master.
It consists of a number of rooms, which are linked by means of a transporter. This transporter is represented the symbol of yin-yang. To invoke it, stand on it and press X. A menu appears with a choice of rooms to transport to.
You are also offered the option to save your game.