Nadia Colburn

Nadia Colburn

Nadia Colburn is an OI Aspirant in Thich Nhat Hanh’s Plum Village Tradition, a coach and creative writer. She holds a PhD in English from Columbia University, is a founding editor at Anchor Magazine: where spirituality and social justice meet, and has been published widely in such places as The New Yorker, Yes! Magazine, and LA Review of Books. Her coaching business, AlignYourLight, helps clients and groups live with alignment, integrity and fullness from their deepest knowing in a culture so often out of alignment and full of contradictions. See more at

Recent Articles


Do you see the glass as half full or ultimately empty?

“Do you see the glass half full or half empty?” a therapist asks Nadia Colburn. That's not the question, she says. In truth, the glass is already broken.

Eiffel Tower, Paris, COP21, Climate Change, Buddhism, Nadia Colburn

A New Year’s Resolution for the Planet

Nadia Colburn looks at how Buddhists and environmental activists can keep moving forward after the Paris Climate Conference.