Orange County Vajra Vidya (OCVV) is a community (sangha) of people who meditate, study and practice under the auspices of the Venerable Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche, in the Karma Kagyu lineage of Tibetan Buddhism. Groups for beginners and advanced practitioners are offered in both traditional and westernized approaches. There is a strong emphasis on cultivating compassion in everyday life that includes fundraising for Rinpoche’s many Himalayan projects as well as helping the homeless in Orange County.

Arlene Dorius, Ph.D. ,
OCVV Coordinator and guiding teacher
(949) 642-3213

Current Groups

Mahamudra Study/Practice Group
Tibetan Buddhist teachings/meditation/prayers/chants
Meets 1st Sat. of the month, 9:30 to noon with potluck lunch.
Arlene Dorius, Ph.D.
(949) 642-3213
Carolyn Cooper
(949) 720-0684

Sadhana Practice/Special Pujas
Tibetan Buddhist meditation/ritual practices
Meets 3rd Sat. of the month, 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Molly Schneider
(949) 394‐8935

Living Awake
Mindfulness meditation/Buddhist philosophy/emphasis on daily life
Meets every Tues. evening, 7 to 9 p.m.
Linda Brown
(949) 494-9928