Especially for new folks to Zazen and/or Treeleaf, I recommend a series of talks for "beginners" on the Leaf "Sit-a-Long" netcast ...
http://treeleafzen.blogspot.com/2008/01 ... nners.html
We all should maintain "Beginners Mind", moment to moment. However, these talks are meant for beginners in "Just Sitting" Shikantaza Zazen and newcomers to Treeleaf Sangha. Shikantaza is our central Practice at Treeleaf.
I discuss the "ins" and "outs" of "Just Sitting", which has to do a lot with dropping thoughts like "in" and "out". I talk about where you can expect to "go" in your Practice, and what you can expect to attain, which is, of course, ABSOLUTELY NO WHERE AND NOTHING! I talk about many of the nuts and bolts. There are 20 short talks in the series.
I hope that both new folks and old timers will give a listen. We are all, of course, ever beginning now and now and now ...