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The Meru Nyingpa Monastery website has at present seven major sections - Home, History, Plans, 3-D, Murals, Renders, and Drawings. Each of these has diverse content, and can be accessed by clicking on the corresponding tab on the top horizontal menu bar. Once you click on a given tab, you will first be presented with a "home" page for that section, which provides short blurbs to various components along with thumbnail photos. While in general there is a right hand side vertical menu which is specific to each section, at present the right hand menu is a general one that is consistent throughout. . However, For details, see the general THL Help.
The essays within the Meru Nyingpa Monastery website are presented on the left side of the page, and include an interactive table of contents on the right. Just click on the section you want to view. The table of controls also allows you to specify view and specify format. Specifying view gives the options of "scholarly" and "public" views. The main function at present is to change how Tibetan terms and names are rendered - the former gives the precise spelling, and the latter gives easy to pronounce forms.
The interactive map is easy to use. Just click directly on the map, and on right hand side you will see textual data and images corresponding to what you just chose on the map. Clicking on an image thumbnail will then give you a larger version of the image as well as its thumbnail.
The three dimensional reconstruction of the Monastery is the most difficult one to use. Firstly, it is not supported on Macs nor on Firefox 3.0. You have to either use IE or an older version of Firefox so that you can install the right plugin. Once installed, you can just your cursor to walk through the space, and click on the dots that appear to see pictures and textual descriptions for the space in question.