Michael A. Singer has been a spiritual teacher for more than four decades and has written two books: the #1 New York Times bestseller The Untethered Soul and the New York Times bestseller The Surrender Experiment. His newest book, Living Untethered: Beyond the Human Predicament is yet another #1 Bestseller.
Michael Alan Singer (or Michael A. Singer; born 6 May 1947) is an American author, journalist, motivational speaker, and former software developer. Two of his books, The Untethered Soul (2007) and The Surrender Experiment (2015), were New York Times bestsellers. Singer graduated from the University of Florida in 1971 with a master’s degree in economics, and while attending university, Singer had a spiritual awakening and went into seclusion to focus on meditation and yoga. This experience inspired him to establish the Temple of the Universe in 1975, a meditation center open to men and women of all beliefs and religions who seek inner peace.
Singer is also involved in the medical software industry. He helped form the Medical Manager Corporation, which marketed software that helped medical practitioners to digitize their medical records. In 2000, Medical Manager was recognized by the Smithsonian Institution for its achievements in information technology. Later that year, Medical Manager became a subsidiary of WebMD, in an acquisition valued at roughly $5 billion.
Michael Singer continued his work in physician software strategies at WebMD, where he remained as executive VP, physician software strategies, head of research and development, and chief software architect of WebMD Practice Services. He resigned from WebMD in 2005 and focused on writing.
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. While working on his doctorate in economics in 1971, Michael experienced a deep inner awakening and went into seclusion, focusing on yoga and meditation. 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. 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.