Who Is Michael Singer?

Although he wrote and created some of the most influential spiritual/ self-help books and courses of our time, there are quite a few people who are wondering who Michael Singer is.

If you are one of those people, you came to the right place!

Because in this article, I’ll show you everything you need to know about Mickey Singer!

So let’s jump in!

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Michael A. Singer (who is also known as Mickey Singer) has passionately been teaching spirituality and mindfulness for over four decades. 

This passion all started back when he was having small talk with a friend, and he experienced something we call “an awkward silence”. We’ve all been there, when you’re in a room with someone, it can feel a bit uncomfortable if you’re just sitting there without actually talking.

He noticed his mind quickly and forcibly trying to come up with things to say in order to end the awkward silence. However, instead of going along with his mind, he took a step back and just started watching it and what it had to say.

This step back played a very important role in his development, as it was the first time he actually saw himself as separate from his mind. 

His real journey actually began back in 1971 while he was working on his doctorate in economics. After reading “Autobiography of a Yogi” by Paramahansa Yogananda, Michael started to practice yoga and meditation.

This is when he experienced a deep inner awakening which led to him going into seclusion to focus on his practices. He only came out of his property in the woods to teach economics classes. However, after tutoring fellow doctoral candidate Alan Robertson, who was the president of the Santa Fe Community College, Michael began to teach courses on spirituality at SFCC instead.

Michael Singer's Tmeple Of The Universe
Temple of the universe

Fast forward a couple of years later, in 1975 he founded the yoga and meditation center known as Temple of the Universe, where people have come together to practice and study ever since.

Since then, he has written two books: the #1 New York Times bestseller “The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself” and the New York Times bestseller “The Surrender Experiment”.

He is also the creator of a leading-edge software package that transformed the medical practice management industry, and the founding CEO of a billion-dollar public company whose achievements are archived in the Smithsonian Institution.

In addition to his work as a spiritual teacher, Michael has made major contributions in the areas of business, education, health care, and environmental protection.

Where was Michael a singer born?

Michael Singer was born in 1947. He was born into a Jewish family who lived in the city of New Rochelle, N.Y.

However, he actually grew up in Miami, as his father – who was a stockbroker – had to relocate there for his work. Fast forward to his twenties, Michael earned his bachelor’s degree in business from the University of Florida in 1969. It was the same year he had an early marriage at the age of 22, but unfortunately, that ended in a divorce 2 years later.

Where does Michael a singer live now?

Michael Singer is actually still living near his property in the woods in Alachua, Florida. This also happens to be where the temple of the universe is located. 

Michael had been living in one of the small rooms of the temple of the universe for a very long time until he decided to move into the house he had once built for someone else during his carpenter days. There is a very interesting story behind this, which he explains in his book “The Surrender Experiment”.

It was as if all pieces of the puzzle fell into place and he was guided to the house he had once helped build (and was perfect for him) by greater forces. This house is also located very near to the temple of the universe.

What company was Michael Singer CEO of?

In 1978, Michael became fascinated with an early TRS model computer in a Radio Shack. He went and taught himself the Basic computer language and wrote an accounting program for his construction company. It turned out that he was pretty good at programming too, so he started writing programs for others as well.

In 1979, he received several requests for medical software, which is why he spent the next two years writing what would later become The Medical Manager. In 1997 the actual company Medical Manager was founded, of which Michael Singer became the CEO.

Who is Michael singers wife?

Michael’s second wife is called Donna. They both live in the community near the temple of the universe. Together they have a daughter called Durga, who also graduated from the University of Florida, just like her dad!

Michael Singer Course

Michael Singer living from a place of surrender course

Michael Singer has created an online video course that helps people get in touch with the indwelling consciousness within and experience the bliss and joy it brings.

It contains 8 super informative sessions in which you’ll get to learn about your mind, your body, why humans tend to suffer and how to liberate yourself from negativity and experience the beauty of life.

You can read my review of Michael Singer’s course here if you’re interested.


There you have it, everything you need to know about who Michael Singer is and the great things he has achieved over the years.

I have to say, I have become a fan of his work over the years. Helping people be greater versions of themselves is more than admirable to me, and I hope I can do the same for others in the future!

If you have any questions feel free to put them in the comments below!

17 thoughts on “Who Is Michael Singer?”

    1. Paramahansa Yogananda. Michael mentions the Book Autobiography of a Yogi a few times in his books and apparently are VERY worth the read!

  1. Donald Colombo

    Singer is just one of many aging hippie New Age, Hinduish “spiritual” authors offering simple psychobabble platitudes supposedly offering inner peace, self-realization/actualization leading to a better and more satisfying life. However, like all the other Positive Thinking gurus (Kenyon, Peale, Schuller, Robbins, etc.), he never deals with mankind’s greatest problem: SIN. Jesus said, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. Nobody goes to the Father except through Me.” (John 14:6)

    1. Hi,
      In his 8-video course, he addresses Man does not live by bread but by every Word that comes from mouth of God as well as the Kingdom of Heaven Within as well as Matthew 6:22 about Thine eye be single taking the seat of consciousness and observe our ego and get closer to God as Jesus said we can do greater works than Jesus himself (John 14:12), and surrender our ego (which is past stored likes/dislikes =false god =sin) and let it be purified by the Light that shines on it.

    2. Hi Donald
      Blessings to you my brother. I Believe Jesus is the the Christ that dwells in all of us. Jesus was a Jew not a Christian his teachings are about the Christ that is within us all. Forgiveness was his biggest lesson., and not to judge each other., then the ultimate of all Love. I’m still chipping away myself and struggled with the question you have as well once.
      Anyway the above feels right for me and I don’t claim to be all knowing it’s just a new perspective I’m offering up which you ultimately can choose to accept or not.


  2. I actually lived in Alachua, Fl for a couple of years and attended Mickey’s services there which are held regularly at the TOU. This is one of the most accurate evaluations I’ve seen on who he is and what he teaches. Mickey is no less than brilliant but he would never take any of that on. He lives in a state of consciousness most only dream of, but I never saw any of what many people
    have of “personal ego” in him. He does many philanthropic activities both in and
    outside the community but no one will ever hear of them and I believe that’s how
    he wants it. Thank you for your comments.

    1. Hi, M.A.Singer is another fantastic and wise Dyer!, your life will change into better following them. Best regards from Spain. Christele Mary.

  3. I’m absolutely dying to go to the temple! I would love to go and spend a couple of weeks. I’ve been literally studying Singer’s work for years. I listen to his talks from the temple on a daily basis and I believe his talks have kept me sane. If anyone has a suggestion on where to stay as I plan my visit I would greatly appreciate it. Feel free to reach me at my email- [email protected]

  4. Just recently become aware of Michael Singer…..finding it very accessible and extremely iinteresting. Thank you.

      1. I’m still trying to really deeply understand what Michael Singer is trying to teach me. I do have a lot of alone time and I enjoy my inward excursions of my mind. He apparently is quite intelligent and quite accomplished. I am still waiting to feel that separation and get in touch with this higher spiritual self that’s observing everything. I will continue to ponder I just put this out there for other people to consider

        1. Hi Linda,

          Thank you for your feedback.

          Getting to that point of separation requires continuous effort. You have to let go of the thoughts and emotions that are keeping you identified with the limited self on a daily basis. It happens very gradually.

          Yoga has definitely helped me in this process. I would recommend following the Inner Engineering program offered by Sadhguru. This will definitely help you on your journey.

  5. Thank you Mike for generously sharing your experience of Michael’s course. I just recently found him and realize that his teachings really resonate with me. You are doing great work, Mike! Way to make a positive difference in the world!

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