Director of Buddhist Studies
Master of Science in Education (MSEd) Hunter College, 2013
Master of Music (MM) University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2011
Bachelor of Music (BM) Ohio Wesleyan University, 2008
As Assistant Director of Buddhist Studies and Thích Nhất Hạnh Program for Engaged Buddhism, Peace Twesigye assists in designing and overseeing curriculum in Buddhist Studies, working directly with the Senior Director. Peace supports and creates spaces for contemplative practice that serve as a basis for students’ active engagement in and service to the Union community as well as supporting academic advisement of Buddhist students. Peace Twesigye organizes and manages public and private conversations and events as part of the Thích Nhất Hạnh Program for Engaged Buddhism at Union Theological Seminary to further expand its public offerings in socially engaged Buddhism. Peace is also a longtime Dharma practitioner and enjoys teaches when invited. Peace serves on the board of Barre Center for Buddhist Studies, and teaches within the POC sangha at New York Insight Meditation Center. Peace Twesigye has two master’s degrees; the first in violin performance, and the second in education, with a specialization in students with disabilities.