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.