Welcome to Taksha Institute!

Originally founded  in 1976 as the Institute for Atmospheric Optic and Remote Sensing (IFAORS), TakshaShila Institute (also referred to as "Taksha Institute," "Taksha," or "TI") has evolved to be the dynamic, not-for-profit, non-degree/diploma-giving, independent minority institution of advanced research and learning that it is today, engaged in cutting-edge research projects and learning activities for all ages (from kindergarten to life-long learning) for personal, professional, and inner-growth enhancement. Incorporated in the Commonwealth of Virginia (US), Taksha has its headquarters in Hampton, VA, with a West Coast/Silicon Valley office located at NASA Ames Research Park (NRP), CA.

Our staff consists of carefully selected, highly qualified experts who offer a wide range of experience and talent to meet the varied needs of our focused projects and community, including professionals in academia, healthcare, government, industry, international organizations, and other walks of life.

Taksha's goal is to engage people with common interests in research and learning activities related to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM); spiritual philosophy and practice; fine and performing arts (including space arts); and other topics, for their personal, professional, and inner-growth enhancement.

As a disclaimer, Taksha's aim is to serve as a conduit for information for personal enrichment and inner growth enhancement, including health and healing of body, mind, and spirit, and participation in Taksha events is no guarantee of career opportunities or future employment, or curing any health issues.

We are a 501(c)3 not-for-profit educational institution.  Your charitable contribution to Taksha Institute is tax deductible, and any registration fees, sales, or other income go to the support of our education and research programs and projects. Please consider making a tax-deductible gift to Taksha to help support our unique programs, and click here or on the blue "Make a Donation" button above, on this page!

Registration is Easy! Admission is open, test-free, and regardless of education, gender, age, race, or religion. To sign up for our research and learning programs, simply look for the appropriate school heading to the left, scroll down to the subject, and follow instructions or click on the event title to get to its web page. There, you will find pertinent information for that event, including dates, venue, fees, and outline, along with a registration link or other registration instructions.

Want to Know More?
Click on a tab or event on this page for more information, or contact us at contact@taksha.org or 757-766-7990.