There were some 300 monks living here from at least the beginning of the 19th century until 1959.
She takes up odd jobs to support her and a monk living next door.
For most of its time just one monk and prior lived there.
A young monk lives a simple life in a temple on top of a hill.
As of 2005, there are 7 monks living in the Monastery.
At present there are 35 monks living in the monastery.
At this time, only 12 monks were living in the monastery.
The last four monks lived in the fortress until 1861.
Some 200 monks live in the monastery; for one night I was to join them.
The name of this village refers to the place that the monks lived alone away from public view.