Meditation for

Grown-Ups + Teens

now offering ONLINE Events!

Dear friends in music, meditation and life,

So we can continue to be together, I've moved my JAM and meditation programs online.

While we might be physically apart, let's do our best to stay connected in every way we possibly can!

I hope you'll join me for an online class or event soon. Here are the meditation options so far:

  • Ongoing Weekly Meditation Gatherings (7:30pm Mon, 8:30am Fri, via Zoom)

  • Half-Day OUTDOOR Retreat Sat Sep 12, 9:30-1:30pm

  • 15-Day Vegan Support Journey! Oct 5 - 19

  • Mindful Moments on my Facebook page (ongoing)

Read below for details and to register:

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15-Day vegan support journey!
for health, for earth, for the animals 
Mon oct 5 - mon oct 19
via zoom/Email/YOUTUBE
offered in partnership with recess collective*

Have you considered transitioning to a plant-based diet for health, environmental, or ethical reasons? Are you curious about what eating more plants and less meat/dairy would look like for you and your family? Do you have questions about how and why you might make these changes? Are you inspired, or resistant, or somewhere in the middle?

Then this loving, fun and yummy no-judgement 15-day exploration in community is for you!


This experience is meant to be an inspiration to incorporate MORE plants and LESS meat/dairy for 15-days (rather than an all or nothing thing, although you could treat it that way if that’s what’s calling you), and an opportunity to LOOK DEEPLY and BEAR WITNESS in a loving container.


This will be a SAFE and NO-JUDGEMENT space, and there will be opportunities to explore, using various mindfulness-based practices, our internal and societal beliefs/biases/habits/conditioning at the root of our food choices, and what it might look like to shift them.

During our three classes, I’ll weave in ethical teachings on interbeing and non-harming, plus various relevant mindfulness, compassion and inquiry practices to hold us as we explore. And I'll provide practical knowledge like nutrition facts and my favorite recipes and techniques to strengthen your foundation for the journey.

This is also meant to be a celebration of every additional act of kindness we together as a group put into the world through our food choices over these 15 days. We live in a world where it's not always clear how to reduce the immense suffering that exists, yet our food choices have the potential to play a concrete and immediate role in alleviating some of that suffering. Now that’s good news!


To further support you on your journey, I’ll send out daily emails and journal prompts, and share my favorite (easy and cheap!) recipes, tips and tricks, and hopefully even some cooking videos (this will be hilarious, I’m sure, as I’m a bit of a messy and wild cook!) I’m also hoping to incorporate a live co-cooking session on Zoom, too, where we all cook a meal together!

Our Vegan Journey will consist of:

1. THREE ZOOM CLASSES led by Charity Kahn: 
Monday, Oct 5, 7:30-8:45PM (Kick-off) 
Monday, Oct 12, 7:30-8:45PM (Mid-journey check-in) 
Monday, Oct 19, 7:30-8:45PM (Celebration!) 
(I'll will remain on Zoom for 15 minutes after each class for additional Q&A) 
(These classes WILL be recorded and made available in case you miss one, but we encourage participation so we can all support each other, all the time!) 

I will send out daily support emails, including tips, suggested journal prompts, inspirations, and RECIPES, and be available to respond to your questions.


I'll share a few cooking videos, and (fingers crossed) we'll figure out how to co-cook something on Zoom! We'll also have a buddy system so you have someone to check in and share with between our gatherings. Additionally, I'll suggest documentaries and articles for you to engage with if you want to go deeper.


Participation in the course includes one 40-minute private session with me where you can ask all your questions, and/or get mindfulness-based support for your journey. After registering, you’ll receive the link to schedule your one-on-one.


Price For the Package: $150 per household

Discounts available: 
FREE for BIPOC (use code: BIPOC) 

- FREE for Frontline workers (use code: FRONTLINE) 
- $30 off for those experiencing financial strain and for those who participated in Charity's recent "Intro to Mindfulness for Parents/Teachers" course (use code: COMMUNITYCARES) 
- No one turned away for lack of funds. Contact Charity Kahn at to discuss.


The classes will take place via Zoom, the daily support via email. You'll receive the Zoom link upon registration.

Register on Recess Collective's web site here.

*I am offering this class in partnership with Recess Collective, an inclusive community centered space committed to supporting families from the time of pregnancy through the first four years by providing opportunities for perinatal education, play, creativity, support & connection.

Teacher Bio:

Charity Kahn is a musician, teaching artist and mindfulness instructor based in San Francisco, CA. She has released seven albums of award-winning music for families with her band “Charity and the JAMband”, and a collection of guided meditations for kids and their grown-ups. She is the founder of The JAM Experience, sharing music, movement and mindfulness with families around the Bay Area and beyond through her beloved classes, camps and concerts. Charity also combines mindfulness and a passion for social and climate justice in recordings and meditation concerts for grown-ups with her band, "The Invisible Bee”.

Charity has been practicing Insight Meditation for fourteen years, and teaching meditation and mindfulness for the last seven. She’s currently studying with Tara Brach and Jack Kornfield via SoundsTrue's Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Certification Program, and has received training and inspiration from Mindful Schools, Gil Fronsdal, Kaira Jewel Lingo, Thich Nhat Hanh, Thanissara, Susie Harrington, Vinny Ferraro, Matthew Brennsilver, Erin Selover and others.

Charity has been vegetarian since Mother's Day, 2011, and vegan since Mother's Day, 2012. She is committed to sharing inspiration and support for the practice of eating with kindness and compassion, and helping people transition, internally and externally, toward a plant-based diet. For the animals, for earth, for health, for kindness!

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Meditation gatherings
8:30am Fridays (ongoing)
7:30PM Mondays (in sep)
via zoom

Description: Join me on Zoom for an hour of mindfulness practice in virtual community. Session includes mindful movement, guided meditation, a short talk on a mindfulness-related topic, time for sharing/discussion. You'll leave feeling more grounded, calm, clear and connected!

Ages: Adults + Teens (younger kids too, at your discretion).


Payment: I'm offering these classes on a donation basis. Give what feels comfortable to you. Anything is appreciated! Donate via these links: Paypal or Venmo.

Registration: Click the "Register Now!" button below, and then choose one or more desired date(s) from the Drop-Down Menu (you can add/remove dates any time). (You'll also need to download the free Zoom software if you don't already have it - do that here).

SAT SEP 12, 9:30AM-1:30PM


I'm offering a half-day outdoor mini-retreat, with a combo of guided meditation, periods of silent sitting and walking meditation, guided movement, instruction/talks, partner sharing, mindful journaling, wisdom from the “room”, etc.


This retreat will basically be a longer version of one of our weekly evening classes, with more time for sitting and walking meditation in silence so you can feel what it’s like to do some extended practice in a container like that, plus some of the additional practices and exercises that help us feel connected to each other and the world and, especially, Mother Earth ;-)

We’ll have four hours of practice from 9:30-1:30, and then end with a meal in community for those who can stay later.



- The whole thing will be done physically distanced and with masks on, although you’ll likely be able to remove your masks during walking meditation because you can go find a spot far enough away from others.

- Participants will pack their own snacks/lunch so we’re not sharing food.

Ages: Adults + Teens


Payment: I'm offering this retreat on a donation basis. Give what feels comfortable to you. Anything is appreciated! Donate via these links: Paypal or Venmo.

Registration: Click the "Register Now!" button below, and then choose one or more desired date(s) from the Drop-Down Menu (you can add/remove dates any time). (You'll also need to download the free Zoom software if you don't already have it - do that here).

Dear supporters,

Like so many artists and teachers, my ability to work has shifted dramatically due to the COVID-19 pandemic. I've moved my JAM and meditation programs online in an effort to provide continuity of programming, and I'm offering all these programs on a donation basis so the barrier to entry is less, as I know many are in difficult financial position these days.


I will need financial support in order to be able to continue offering programs. If you have the means, any donation you can offer helps immensely.

Ways to donate:

Please reach out if you'd like to donate but neither of these methods works for you.

Let's Meditate!

Charity offers ongoing meditation gatherings, workshops and classes for grown-ups.

To learn more and stay up to date on these public offerings, visit

To book a private session or series, see below.

Private Instruction

The benefits of a regular meditation practice are many: stress reduction, greater clarity, self-compassion, managing addiction and unhealthy habits, deeper connection with others.

The list goes on, and is well-supported by research.


If you are interested in starting a meditation practice, or would like support for your existing practice, I'd love to help.

I offer single visits and also four- and eight-week intro and support series. You can sign up by yourself, or with a friend or larger group.

Please submit the form below to start the conversation.

I look forward to hearing from you!

To inquire about booking Charity for a private meditation class or series, please submit the form below and we'll get back to you asap!

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