In a press release issued on 9 June, the Hessen Secretary of State Mr Michael Busse announced that His Holiness the Dalai Lama was visiting the Hesse at the invitation of Minister President Mr Volker Bouffier and the President of the State Parliament Mr Norbert Kartmann.
The State Government will host a luncheon in honour of His Holiness the Dalai Lama in Seligenstadt on 22 August. The Hessian Cabinet and the President of the Parliament will be present at the lunch, said the press release.
His Holiness the Dalai Lama will address students and faculty members of Goethe University, Frankfurt's oldest university in the afternoon. His Holiness will speak on Leadership and Values at the request of the University.
On Wednesday 23 August, at the invitation of Mr Norbert Kartmann, the President of the Hesse Parliament, His Holiness the Dalai Lama will address members of the Parliament. This address is before the start of the parliament's plenary session after the summer break.
Both His Holiness the Dalai Lama's address to the Parliament and Goethe University will be webcast live.
His Holiness the Dalai Lama will then attend a reception organised by Friends of a Friend. Over 300 especially invited guest will be present at the reception.
On 24 August morning His Holiness will visit Johann-Peter Shepherd School (school for the blind and visually impaired) in Friedberg. One of the student's father requested His Holiness the Dalai Lama in 2009 to visit this special school.
The former Minister President Mr Roland Koch started the special relationship between the Hesse people and, His Holiness the Dalai Lama and the Tibetan people. Mr Koch from his university days was involved with the Tibetan issue. He is a close friend and supporter of His Holiness the Dalai Lama.