Okay, how come whenever I read anything on Fr. Seraphim Rose, they state he was a monk who followed, "traditional monasticism." I don't mean to attach him, but what is this "traditional monasticism" and what is "untraditional monasticism?"
The three traditional forms of monasticism are coenobitic, which means living communally in a monastery; idiorrhythmic, which means living in a small skete, possibly with a few other monks, and only gathering for services; and eremetic, which means living as a solitary. Seraphim Rose lived in a little wooden cabin in the middle of nowhere with another monk and spent most of his time in contemplation, so he probably fell under the idiorrhythmic model.
As an example of untraditional monasticism, Mother Maria of Paris lived in a city apartment and was very active in the world ministering to the poor and needy. She was still a very holy woman, and recently canonized, but definitely didn't fall under any of the usual monastic models.