Ive had good success through Hell act II with:http://us.battle.net/d3/en/calculator/monk#aifgYh!YdX!aaZaba
I love holding the stand still button and teleporting where im needed with Thunderclap.
Secondary is the aoe, 1 and done as far as spirit spending and keeping it simple for aoe packs. 10 seconds seems needed as i find it wears off while kiting sometimes at 6 seconds.
Cyclone strike is my favorite overall. Pulls elites out of fire/poison pools. you can kite and grab the closet one to you and melee him up before others arrive. Obviously for aoe packs it pulls them in for sweeping wind. Grabs pesky runners, like loot trolls.
Invuln shield that heals me.. I cant get enough of it. It just feels so warm and fuzzy inside that shield.
Blinding flash. It basically simulates a Barbarians best defensive move. and with the 2nd flash 6s later, you can murder the 1st wave and get another pop on the 2nd. 2nd flash doesnt happen where the 1st was, but where you currently are at 6s after.
I prefer Evasion mantra, i spam the bonus during fights as this build doesnt require much spirit. And when using Transcendence passive (heal per spirit) this keeps banging out 2k heals.
Passives i go between Transcendence and Resolve.
I change out Cyclone Strike for Breath of Heaven(Heal)with damage increase rune for tough fights. Or Blinding Flash for Heal if multiplayer.
Without a doubt it was just stand there and smash everything untill Hell. I do my share of backpeddling. And trying like hell to get some decent gear for reasonable prices on the AH..