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Phuntsok Podrang (Wyl. phun tshogs pho brang), 'Marvelous Palace' — one of the two remaining branches of the Khön family lineage of the Sakya school. It was also the name for its physical residence (or palace, Tib. podrang) in Tibet.
During the fourteenth century, Tishri Kunga Lodrö Gyaltsen (1299-1327), eldest grandson of Sakya Pandita's brother, established four dynastic houses (Tib. lhabrang):
- Shyithok (Wyl. bzhi thog),
- Rinchen Gang (Wyl. rin chen sgang),
- Lhakhang (Wyl. lha khang), and
- Düchö (Wyl. dus mchod).
- Drolma Podrang and
- Phuntsok Podrang.
The leadership in the Khön Family and the throneholders of the Sakya school have since then alternated between the Drolma and Phuntsok Podrangs.
H.H. Sakya Dagchen Rinpoche is the current head of Phunstok Podrang, based in Seattle, Washington, U.S.A..