Peace Twesigye was first introduced to Buddhist teachings from the writings of Thích Nhất Hạnh as a teenager, and is now the Director of Buddhist Studies and Thích Nhất Hạnh Program for Engaged Buddhism at Union Theological Seminary. Peace assists in designing and overseeing curriculum in Buddhist Studies, supports and creates spaces for contemplative practice that serve as a basis for students’ active engagement and service in community, as well as supporting academic advisement and dharmalogical reflections with Buddhist students.
Peace organizes and manages public and private conversations and events as part of the Thích Nhất Hạnh Program for Engaged Buddhism to further expand its public offerings in socially engaged Buddhism. When invited, Peace enjoys teaching regionally and abroad with a particular interest in relationality. Peace is also currently serving on the board of Lion’s Roar.