Drogön Chögyal Phagpa (1235–1280) was the fifth leader of the Sakya school of Tibetan Buddhism. Historical tradition remembers him as the first vice-ruler of Tibet under the Mongol Khagan as well as one of the Five Sakya patriarchs. Phagpa became the tantric guru to Kublai Khan. Sakya Monastery (literally ‘pale earth’) was built in 1268 and restored in the 16th c.
It is said that Drogön Chögyal Phagpa was the first to bring the formula for Tibetan incense to China.
Drogön Chögyal Phagpa incense is made by the Sakya Monastery in Tibet (not India) and is named in honour of its founder.
To our knowledge, this is the first time this incense has been imported directly from Tibet to North America.