: Is there something that is beyond your reach in differentiating a monastic form of communism and a political/economic form?
As you can rest assured that EVERYTHING is labor you can also rest assured that ALL SOCIAL RELATIONS are political/economic.
While on earth, Monks and Nuns participate in and submit to social relations. They may live communally amongst one another, but their institutions live by capital's rules. Hence, they submit to an political/economic form (one you approve of---capitalism).
This point brings up whether or not 'mircosocialism' is possible within a capitalist hegemony. For some apparent contradictions, click here, here, and here. Far more attention to this issue, I believe, would be useful.