For those just starting meditation, and even for those with experience, a recorded guided meditation can be very helpful. The site DIY Dharma has a lot of useful information, and many free guided meditations by different people. I find Malcolm Huxter's guided meditations particularly useful. His Body Scan has achieved a star status as it was downloaded from DIY Dharma 45,000 times in the first month it was on the site. However, I have enjoyed all of his recordings on the site, especially the Open Awareness meditation.
Visit http://diydharma.org/search/node/malcolm+huxter and see what you think.