I just wanted to put this in here as it's probably THE most common mistake you can make when first learning Heaven & Ale. Triggering Monks, vs. Activating them.
First the overview:
When you TRIGGER A MONK: Activate all the surrounding tiles and receive their benefit
When you ACTIVATE A MONK: Only move your brewmaster up one space
Now more clarifying detail:
A monk is ONLY TRIGGERED when placing the purple scoring disc on that monk type. At that time you ACTIVATE all the tiles around the monks of that type and receive their benefit (either cash on the shady side or moving resource markers up on the sunny side).
A monk can be ACTIVATED either when a shed is constructed and you choose to activate the monk adjacent to the shed tile OR when a monk is adjacent to a monk that has been triggered. Again...the ACTIVATED monk does not do anything with the tiles adjacent to it (you do not receive any benefit from them), but instead you just move the brewmaster up one space for the ACTIVATED monk.