About Hal Blacker

Hal-Circle-closeMy name is Hal Blacker and I am the founder of Real Dharma. I teach nondual wisdom and meditation and lead a meditation and study group in Marin County, California. I believe that direct liberating knowledge of one’s true nature is available to everyone without the need for dogma, priests, authoritarian structures, ritual or elaborate practice. This kind of liberating knowledge is not the end but is a new beginning for most of us–the beginning of a life lived without the bondage of fear and unnecessary sorrow.

I am authorized to teach  in the traditions of Advaita Vedanta and Tibetan Buddhist Nyingma Dzogchen. These days I primarily focus on teaching traditional Advaita Vedanta, which I studied under Dr. Carol (Radha) Whitfield and her guru, the late Swami Dayananda Saraswati. I also was initiated by and studied Advaita Vedanta under Sri Ranjit Maharaj, a master in the lineage of Sri Siddharameshwara and Nisagardatta Maharaj.

I studied Nyingma Dzogchen primarily under Anam Thubten and was authorized as a holder of that lineage in 2010.  I began my studies of Buddhism under the Venerable Chogyam Trungpa, Rinpoche, in the early 1970’s.

I can be reached at hal@realdharma.org.