Robert Orgera, “Photograph of a statue of the Buddha, in Provocative Proximity to a Cage,” from Wikimedia Commons.
This photograph appears on page 45 of The Fall Issue, “Desire,” as part of the article by Roger Hawkins, “Desire for Truth: Zen teachings on realizing what is.”
Here is an interview with Roger Hawkins, author and founder of the Fort Lauderdale Zen Group in Florida, and dharma succesor in the White Plum Lineage of Taizen Maezumi Roshi of Los Angeles, courtesy of Sweeping Zen. You can also find a biography of Hawkins here.
“Zen practice is a group project, you could even say that enlightenment itself is also. The support of the sangha was of tremendous benefit for me in developing the ground for living a more enlightened life.”
—Roger Hawkins from the interview at Sweeping Zen