Long-Time San Quentin Volunteer Dies of Stroke

By the Lubin Family

A long-time San Quentin Prison volunteer, Hari “Ed” Lubin, passed away after a stroke.

Born in 1932, he died March 15 at Marin General Hospital, surrounded by family and friends.

“Hari loved life, food and helping people make the changes necessary to live in love and balance with themselves,” his family said in a statement. “He moved to Marin and devoted his last 10 years to the prison programs. Change is Possible and Freedom in Prison. During that time, letters from men in his counseling programs described the profound changes he helped them achieve.”

He was resident caretaker at Jug Handle Farm and Nature Center in Casper for nearly 10 years.

“Hari guided visitors toward a more harmonious relationship with the natural world. During that time he received a certificate in Hypnotherapy and began a practice and service that included counseling in Hospice, Men’s Alternative to Violence, and the Child Abuse Prevention Program,” the family reported.

In the late ‘90s, Hari became director of the spiritual teacher Gangaji’s Prison Program and was introduced to the “lifers” in San Quentin.

“It seems he finally found his deepest passion in facilitating their transformation toward inner peace,” the family said.

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