The name Tar
Monastery means "Holy Place for the 100,000-Body Maitreya
Buddha," Zongkapa, founder of the Gelug (Yellow) Sect of
Tibetan Buddhism, was born in the place where the Tar Monastery
is located. Ta¡¯er is more than 600 years old. Due to its size
and influence, the Tar Monastery emerged as one of the six major
monasteries of the Gelug Sect. The Tar Monastery is also famous
for its butter sculptures, frescoes and duisui embroidery. Butter
sculptures are most often of Buddha, other figures and flowers.
It attracts thousands of pilgrims of Tibetan, Mongolian and other
2¡¢Summary of Our Project
is located in the Lotus Flower Mountain south of Lusha'er town.
Huangzhong County, Qinghai Province. We mainly research on its
history, scenic spots, Buddhist activities, Tibetan Buddhism and
art. We have acknowledged the importance of teamwork in addition
to improvement on making website. At the same time, colleagues
from Town and Talent Co., Ltd have
given us a lot of support and help. And our main purpose is to
make more people know about the ancient monastery.
3¡¢Our Computer/Internet Access
A. Percentage of students using the Internet at home:none
B. Number of workstations with Internet access in the classroom:
C. Connection speed used in the classroom: dial-up modem
D. Number of years your classroom has been connected to the Internet:
E. Additional comments concerning your computer and/or Internet
access (Optional):We only have one computer having access to internet
with the dial modem at the speed around 32k and our team members
don¡¯t have computer at home.
4¡¢Problems We Had to Overcome
We have established an
"online discussion group," making use of the one hours
on Thursday afternoon. The 6 team members all come from different
grades and classes. We have little commonly free time apart from
the time for group activities. Therefore, we make use of the lunch
hour three days a week for group discussion with the teachers.
This is the first time we participate
in the CyberFair. The three supervising teachers and the team
members lack previous experience in webpage construction. We have
to consult others whenever difficulties arise, hence, we have
to overcome all kinds of hardships and difficulties during the
Our computers are very old with low proceeding speed and surfing
speed is also terrible. However, with our endeavor and help from
Town and Talent Technologies, we have succeeded in completing
the website. We are proud of ourselves and the experience is unforgettable.
5¡¢Our Project Sound Bite
We have got a
better knowledge of Ta¡¯er Monastery¡¯s history. The activity has
enhanced our teamwork spirit and improved our communicating and
We have learnt a lot about communication with others. Although
the process of research is harsh, we know that there is no harvest
without sowing. The sweet fruit comes only with hard work. We
have also gained the valuable experiences of interacting with
others; this ability will be a long-life benefit for us.
By working together on the project, we have a fresh knowledge
about ourselves. We not only see the merits of others, but also
realize the strength of ourselves. With a common goal, we learn
to "respect, communicate, be considerate and understanding",
and we come to understand the meaning of "humility, contribution,
agreeableness and gratefulness."