The life of a monk from the life of the layman is very different: leaving the monastery constitute a waiver of any of the property, the opportunity to start a family, engage in worldly Affairs. The whole existence of the monk from the moment of tonsure revolves around two types of activities: obedience and prayer.
That is why the adoption of monasticism preceded by a long preparatory period - the period of obedience. This period, the layman spends in the monastery, working and praying with the brethren to learn to live away from the world. If the novice will not lose the desire for the monastic life, he takes the tonsure.
There are three types of lifestyle of the monks: on campus, asceticism and sciencespo. A hostel is accommodation in the monastery of joint compound, when the brotherhood works, lives and performs together a prayer rule.
Seclusion - total privacy of the monk, in this case, the person is separated from the monastery, goes to live in places far from the world where bears obedience almost the complete absence of living conditions, food, material goods.
Sciencespo - combines obedience two or three monks, they live in a separate compound, joint work, independently providing themselves with everything necessary.
Every way of life has influenced the style of life and the existence of the monks. However, in all cases the daily routine of a Minister is very tense. Time to rest and sleep according to the monastic rule does not exceed 6-7 hours 4-5 hours at night and 1-2 hours during the day. The cornerstone of life is the rule of prayer: private prayer in solitude to praying together in temples.
Free prayer time the fraternity holds in the so-called obediences - the works aimed at the maintenance of the monastery and providing all necessary, because most of the monasteries are completely self-sufficient.
The living conditions of the monastery differ depending on the location of the monastery and rigor of the Charter. In the monasteries, located near large cities, the life of monks to a certain extent, join moments of worldly life, such as mobile communication, Internet, news daily life.
In remote abodes life so private that even information about events in the country and the world is seeping in there very rarely. It is believed that the remoteness of the monastery, the stricter the rule, the smaller the interference of worldly life in monastic service, the better the monk performs his feat of serving people and God.