The Path of Non-Separation Study Program
The Path of Non-Separation

A 6-MONTH STUDY PROGRAM IN SPIRITUAL AWAKENING
& TRAINING FOR ENLIGHTENED ACTION IN THE WORLD

Taught by American Spiritual Teacher Michael Richardson-Borne
To determine if the program is right for you, schedule your free intro call today.

Hi, I'm Michael Richardson-Borne, creator of The Path of Non-Separation Study Program.

The Path of Non-separation is for you when you’re ready for a 6-month spiritual journey designed to guide you to an experiential understanding of spiritual awakening and an enlightened life.

I do not take this description of The Path of Non-separation lightly – what I’m offering is an intensive program and I want you to understand this up front.

Working with me requires what many spiritual traditions call “earnestness” – what I’d define as serious commitment, sustained curiosity, and the solid willingness to work intimately with a guide all rolled into one.

In short, The Path of Non-separation is not spiritual entertainment for your ego.


Rather, it’s a practical process that focuses on questioning your ego in a way that reveals deeper and deeper identity structures and ultimately who you truly are.

So, if you're a spiritual seeker ready to take the final steps to awakening, I’m confident I offer the conversation you are looking for.

Take a minute to read the information below – and when you're ready to get to work, schedule your free intro call and let’s talk.

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"I spent years with Indian master Ramesh Balsekar. He always said someone would translate the awakening experience in a way that was palatable to “the West.”  It’s my feeling that Michael is that person and his teaching of The Path of Non-separation is the way."
ALAN SHELTON
Author
Awakened Leadership: Beyond Self Mastery
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Welcome to the End of Your Seeker's Journey.

The Path of Non-Separation Study Program is what I call a “finishing school” for spiritual seekers who feel they still “don’t quite get it” after years of spiritual practice and study.

Using my custom online educational platform and “in the world” practices in combination with one-on-one or group conversations, I meet you where you are and then guide you through a series of transitions I call “micro jumps” where small shifts in your identity experience accumulate to incite your awakening.

What I’ve found over my years of teaching is awakening can be directly taught – The Path of Non-Separation is a very tangible process, like learning how to put together a puzzle.

From my experience, since you’re reading this, more than likely you already have some, if not many, of the puzzle pieces necessary for awakening.

You just need help to clearly identify them, find a few new ones, and then place the pieces  together correctly in your experience so that the full picture emerges.


So that is what I do – I help spiritual seekers complete their “awakening puzzle.”

And if you decide to act on the invitation I’m offering here, I will assist you in completing yours as well.

Although I don’t know how you’ll proceed, what I do know is I believe in you, I’m committed to supporting your spiritual journey, and that your awakening is now within reach.

Think of this short note as a fork in the road of your spiritual journey.

Will you continue down the same path? 

Or will you schedule the call that leads to the end of your seeker’s journey?

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"It’s truly something when the experiences Michael teaches actually begin showing up in your life. Every week is like finding a new treasure. Parts of my mind I never knew were there came into focus. This gave me the confidence to dig deeper. Until I met Michael, I always felt lost to some degree when it came to my spiritual path. But The Path of Non-Separation is like a GPS. Just type in the destination Non-separation and Michael will guide you there."

Mary T.
Program Graduate
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There's no better time than now.
Answer the Call by Scheduling a Call

The free intro call is a half-hour meet and greet where we will discuss your goals and determine if I can be of service to your path.

If I feel I can be of service, I will invite you to a free 60-minute exploratory session where you will begin The Path of Non-separation. At the end of this call, you will be prepared to decide if you’d like to enroll in the The Path of Non-Separation Study Program.

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"Michael illuminates the experience of awakening in novel ways that are captivating, and penetrate humanity's stubborn addiction to the illusion of separation and difference."
AMIR NASR
Author
My Islam: How Fundamentalism Stole My Heart and Doubt Freed My Soul

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Who should enroll in the program?
People from all over the world and from every walk of life participate in the The Path of Non-Separation Study Program. While the teaching in the program is designed to support anyone interested in spiritual awakening, the following groups of people may be particularly well suited:
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The Seeker
Those in their "third stage of life" who have come a long way and feel like awakening is “now or never,” those who are simply ready to “finish the deal,” and those who are determined to end the cycle of trying hard, giving up, and then trying again.
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The Lonely
Those who are deeply engaged in their seeker’s journey but don’t have anyone to talk to who will listen without judgment and those who have questions about awakening but don’t know where to go to get them answered.
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The Intellectual
Those who have read plenty of spiritual books and have an intellectual understanding not a lived experience of awakening and those who would benefit from a more intellectual path of awakening that “uses the mind to pierce the mind."
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The Discerning
Those who are spiritual seekers but are turned off by traditional spiritual teachers and those who would prefer a “professor to student” relationship over a “guru to student” one in their learning environment.
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The Spiritual
Those who have had an awakening experience but “don’t know how to get back there” and those who practice religious, esoteric, or mystical belief systems that now seem "to come up short."
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The Discouraged
Those who are meditation practitioners, students of ACIM, Neo-Advaita teachers, or Gurus but are still confused and those who are avid seekers but deep down believe they are "never going to get it."
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"By the time I got to the 4th week, I was stunned. My life had been transformed. By the 8th week, I was pretty much speechless. I couldn’t believe how deep I’d gone in such a short time. As I sit here today, I am truly grateful because I now know without a shadow of a doubt I am a living invitation to Non-separation. I recommend this program to anyone who has ever wondered about enlightenment."

Frank L.
Program Graduate
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Meet Michael

Michael Richardson-Borne is an American spiritual teacher as well as the creator of Applied Awakening and The Path of Non-separation.

He has supported the launch of multiple successful startup companies in the field of transformational education and was formerly employed as the CEO of Globalish Institute, a privately funded think tank in Los Angeles guided by his research in developmental psychology. In 2016, Michael left his CEO position to focus on his private practice at the newly formed Richardson-Borne Institute and to further develop his work in Applied Awakening.

In addition to his training in psychology, Michael studied philosophy on special student status at Oxford University and holds degrees in Biology and English. He is an award-winning poet as well as one of 50 global teachers selected for the inaugural Global Cooperative Forum. Young leaders of the New Arab Spring movement call him “a true voice for change,” and "the most dangerous man in America."

His primary spiritual support came from Alan Shelton, a retired CPA who spent a decade in India where he studied with Advaita teacher Ramesh Balsekar, the translator for renowned teacher Nisargadatta Maharaj.

Michael now teaches The Path of Non-separation to students around the world.

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"Startlingly original work of sheer genius. Highly recommended, if you can handle it!"
KEN WILBER
Author
Integral Spirituality
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Let's Get Started.

The Path of Non-Separation

A 6-MONTH STUDY PROGRAM IN SPIRITUAL AWAKENING
& TRAINING FOR ENLIGHTENED ACTION IN THE WORLD

Taught by American Spiritual Teacher Michael Richardson-Borne
To determine if the program is right for you, schedule your free intro call today.
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"I’ve been a seeker for a long while and I must say, the program is illuminating. Many of the things I had read about and contemplated over many years, I finally got to experience. To say I am thankful is an understatement. I recommend The Path of Non-Separation without reservation."

Thomas M.
Program Graduate
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Enrollment Options

There are 3 enrollment options for The Path of Non-Separation Study Program. Each option progressively provides a greater amount of one-on-one support. 

If you are undecided on which option is best for you, I encourage you to schedule your free intro call and we'll figure it out together.

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1. Group Practitioner
As a Path of Non-separation Group Practitioner, you receive a 1-year membership to Richardson-Borne Institute, a username and password to The Path of Non-Separation Study Room, full access to the online course, a 6-month subscription to weekly Non-Separation email lessons, and 1 group Zoom call per month.
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2. Part-Time Student
As a Part-Time Student, you receive everything above plus one monthly one-on-one Zoom call and one monthly small-group call with other Path of Non-separation students. To enroll as a Part-Time Student, an intro call is required.
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3. Full-Time Student

As a Full-Time Student, you get everything above – but rather than monthly one-on-one calls, you receive weekly one-on-one Zoom calls plus custom practices and email support. To enroll as a Full-Time Student, an intro call is required.

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FAQ
I want to enroll as either a part-time or full-time one-on-one student. What happens during and after my free intro call?

The free intro call is a half-hour meet and greet where we will discuss your goals and determine if I can be of service to your path.

If I feel I can be of service, I will invite you to a free 60-minute exploratory session where you will begin The Path of Non-separation. At the end of this call, you will be prepared to decide if you’d like to enroll in the The Path of Non-Separation Study Program.

After we have completed our exploratory call, if you are seriously considering enrolling in the program, I am happy to provide you with the names and contact information of former students so that you can connect with them about the program and their awakening experience.

Could you describe the people who typically enroll in the program?

Most people who enroll in the program are fairly long-term seekers who are highly motivated. A common theme I hear during the intro calls is that they've been on a spiritual journey for a long time, read plenty of books, completed other programs – but remain feeling stuck, frustrated, and like they're "never going to get it."

Although backgrounds vary, most people who become students have some understanding of non-dual teachings and curiosity about "transcending the ego." Many of my students have studied Advaita, A Course in Miracles, and/or Buddhism – and most have spent time studying one, if not many, spiritual teachers.

The vast majority of people who find me are truly serious about awakening and are determined to move past their intellectual understanding to finally locate the depth of experiential detail needed to "get over the final hurdle."

Why do I have to commit to 6 months?

After teaching The Path of Non-Separation for a number of years, I have found that 6 months is the minimum time needed for students to complete the program.

Enacting and grounding change takes time. Awakening isn’t something that can be handed over like a baton. It’s not a theory or skill to learn, it’s something to become. This kind of fundamental transformation requires a significant commitment.

Why do you call the The Path of Non-Separation program “the end of my seeker’s journey”?

What I’ve discovered over my years of teaching is that after completing the program students no longer feel the need to study other teachers or take other programs because they already “know."

Students may continue to read or watch spiritual media for enjoyment – but the drive for more content/support typically ends after working with me. And that includes the need for my teaching as well.

Can the The Path of Non-Separation Study Program function as therapy?

No. This program is meant for people who are pursuing spiritual enlightenment, what I call the remembrance of Non-separation. The Path of Non-Separation Study Program does not function as and is not a replacement for medical and/or psychological services.

How much does the program cost?

For Group Practitioners, it is $197. There is an option to pay in full or in two monthly payments. Here is a link to enroll.

For Full-Time and Part-Time one-on-one students, the cost depends on a number of factors that we will discuss during our 60-minute exploratory session. Rest assured that there are payment options to account for a variety of financial situations.

In all my years of teaching, nobody has ever been shocked or considered the investment unreasonable.

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"Working with Michael was a revelation. I could go on and on about the program, but I’d rather talk about him. Michael is a great listener and went out of his way to make sure I was always satisfied with my understanding. It was obvious from the start he was invested in my journey. The man who recommended the program to me was impressed by what he called “precision of the teaching.” But what I will most remember is not the mental part but the “precision of the heart."

Cassandra P.
Program Graduate
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Serious About Spiritual Awakening?
Schedule Your Free Intro Call Today

The free intro call is a half-hour meet and greet where we will discuss your goals and determine if I can be of service to your path.

If I feel I can be of service, I will invite you to a free 60-minute exploratory session where you will begin The Path of Non-separation. At the end of this call, you will be prepared to decide if you’d like to enroll in The Path of Non-Separation Study Program.

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