In practice, religion may be institutional, inherited, haphazard, or even professional. But it is always personal. Lived experience therefore provides a good starting point.
With the Vajrayana World blogsite, I aspire to build an online sanctuary for sharing knowledge and experiences about Vajrayana in the West. There are numerous blog sites for other Buddhist traditions but I think this is the only one exclusively about Vajrayana for Westerners! —Lama Dechen Yeshe Wangmo