(Updated 5/22/2014 based on game changes)
After a bit of frenzied and welcome error correction and formatting from DDO forum members (thanks again), I'm happy to invite you to "The Book of Syncletica", a Monk guide for new players to the class, or for experienced players that have tried Monks before and, for one reason or another, lost interest or became confused and frustrated.
The guide helps you with the essentials for Monks (think Luke Skywalker's training from Yoda) and not necessarily advanced stuff (like why Yoda didn't teach Luke about the "block Sith lightning" bit). Thus, it explains mechanics, feats, skills, abilities and enhancements common to Monks. what Light and Dark means (no, it's nothing to do with chicken) and the special attacks called finishing moves that form the basis of Monk abilities, from Level 1 to 20 and beyond, and details the use of the Monk Epic Destiny, Grandmaster of Flowers, as well as Shadowdancer, Legendary Dreadnought, and others.
The Book goes level by level, discusses the three central class trees as of Update 19 (Ninja Spy, Shintao Monk, and Henshin Mystic), and tries to illustrate where possible. Additional discoveries and variations from forum members are noted throughout.
The guide does NOT teach you how to multiclass (although it touches on what classes are compatible, such as the Kensei fighter and the elven Arcane "Zen" Archer Monk) nor does it contain specific how-tos on character building as popular character build apps do. Nor does the guide go far into cross-class training (UMD on a Monk? Sure, it can be done, but...that's not a Monk skill, so seek enlightenment elsewhere).
The guide is available at https://sites.google.com/site/bookofsyn. Since this is a web site, it can be continually updated and its format adjusted to meet changes in the game or new developments.
Feel free to send corrections, comments and suggestions to this link on the guide's sister blog, The Order of Syncletica, also a DDO Fansite page.
The guide won't be much without community input to keep it accurate, so thanks in advance for reading and providing any comments or corrections required.