Ethics and Community
ISKCON is organized by temple, with most communities having monastic residents, full-time lay disciples, and larger numbers of congregational members.
The Hare Krishna movement recognizes a Governing Body Commission that oversees the movement, as well as a series of gurus who serve as spiritual leaders.
Principles of Moral Thought and Action
The four regulative principles of ISKCON are the prohibition against eating meat, fish, or eggs, gambling, intoxication, and illicit sexual activities.
Vision for Society
ISKCON is an evangelistic movement that seeks to spread the devotion to the divine, specifically what they call Krishna Consciousness, throughout the world.
Gender and Sexuality
Bhaktivedanta founded ISKCON in accordance with what he considered traditional Bengali gender norms, though in recent years the movement has slowly moved toward permitting greater gender equality.