When the monks and the landing party were taken prisoner by officers of the Andorian Imperial Guard, the elder objected to the Starfleet crew's use of force to overtake the Andorians, apparently concerned for the safety of the monks and the sanctuary itself. In fact, he was trying to keep Starfleet and the Andorians from discovering the secret listening post hidden in the catacombs below the monastery. (ENT: "The Andorian Incident")
The initiate was a young Vulcan monk at P'Jem studying to attain kolinahr who was aware that the sanctuary was a cover for a secret listening post. He was the guide for Trip Tucker in the catacombs and brought him to the chamber where the transmitter was.
During a firefight between Earth Starfleet personnel and officers of the Andorian Imperial Guard, the initiate took a weapon and joined the Starfleet crew, secretly to keep them from discovering the listening post. The initiate obviously had no experience firing weapons and his clumsy shots in fact damaged the tapestry and revealed the door to the listening post. The initiate brandished his weapon at Captain Archer to prevent him from turning evidence of the listening post but was incapacitated by one punch from Archer. (ENT: "The Andorian Incident")
These monks lived at the monastery at P'Jem in the 2150s. In June of 2151, during a meditation in the atrium of the monastery, they were visited by a commando of the Andorian Imperial Guard and taken hostage.
- See: P'Jem mummies
A priest performed the fullara ceremony, reading from a large book, on T'Pol in the early-22nd century after she resigned from the Vulcan Ministry of Security after killing Jossen. She couldn't handle having killed an innocent person, and went to the P'Jem monastery to have the memory erased. (ENT: "The Seventh")