By Arizona News Group, USA (Originally in English)
Over 700 avian friends, including very beautiful and colorful parrots, cockatoos and macaws, are fortunate to have the Oasis Sanctuary in Arizona, USA as their lifelong home. Many of these highly intelligent and sensitive “psittacines” or parrot-type birds have suffered great trauma during their captive lives, but now they have a new start on life thanks to the loving care and foresight of the Oasis Sanctuary founder and president, Ms. Sybil Erden.
On December 17, Golden Year 8 (2011), Ms. Erden was honored with the Shining World Compassion Award in a ceremony that took place at the Sanctuary. Our Association members presented Ms. Erden with a beautifully framed letter signed by Supreme Master Ching Hai, which stated:
An engraved crystal plaque was also presented to Ms. Erden along with other gifts from Supreme Master Ching Hai, including Her books, DVDs and CDs, as well as vegan chocolates and cookies to share with the sanctuary’s dedicated staff. In addition, there was a contribution of US$10,000 from Master to further the Sanctuary’s compassionate work.
Ms. Erden gratefully accepted the gifts. In a personal thank you addressed to Supreme Master Ching Hai, she said,
News of the Award first came to the attention of the staff at the Oasis when a show about the Sanctuary aired on Supreme Master Television. Upon hearing news of the Award, Ms. Janet Trumbule, Executive Director of Administration, wrote in a personal email to our Association representative:
The Oasis staff members soon shared their excitement about news of the Award with supporters in a special email announcement headed “The Oasis Wins International Award!!” The email said:
“Without the help of all of you out there, our supporters and Friends of The Oasis, we could not have gotten to the point we are at now, a point in time when recognition of the work The Oasis does has grown to international proportions!”
“We at The Oasis Sanctuary are delighted to be included among the many worldwide organizations to be featured.”
To learn more about the extraordinary work of Ms. Erden and the Oasis Sanctuary staff, and the amazing intelligence and abilities of these highly evolved avian friends, including the very talkative Great African Greys, readers are invited to watch “The Oasis Sanctuary: A Forever Loving Home for Exotic Birds” featured on Supreme Master Television.
More information about the Oasis Sanctuary can be found at www.the-oasis.org