Astraware Sudoku - It's a different kind of Zen

Step-By-Step Solution:

Initial Grid

                    
First step - add in all possible valid pencilmarks.




Number 5 is the only value possible in cell (8,2).









Number 8 is the only value possible in cell (1,2).









Number 3 is the only value possible in cell (3,3).









Number 9 is the only value possible in cell (1,3).









Number 5 is the only value possible in cell (1,1).









Number 6 is the only value possible in cell (8,3).









Number 9 is the only value possible in cell (8,6).









Number 3 is the only value possible in cell (8,1).









For row 4, number 9 is only possible in cell (6,4)









For column 7, Number 9 is only possible in cell (7,1)









For row 6, number 3 is only possible in cell (1,6)









Number 7 is the only value possible in cell (1,8).









For box 8, candidates for 5 are all in row 7, so you can remove candidates from other blocks.









For blocks 4 and 6, candidates for 6 are all in the same two rows (4 and 5)









Candidates for 4 in boxes 4 and 6 force the candidates in box 5 to be in the remaining line.









Number 2 is the only value possible in cell (5,4).









For column 6, Number 2 is only possible in cell (6,1)









Number 8 is the only value possible in cell (9,1).









Number 6 is the only value possible in cell (9,4).









Number 5 is the only value possible in cell (2,4).









Number 4 is the only value possible in cell (3,4).









Number 8 is the only value possible in cell (7,4).









Number 2 is the only value possible in cell (9,5).









Number 6 is the only value possible in cell (1,5).









Number 2 is the only value possible in cell (3,6).









Number 4 is the only value possible in cell (7,6).









Number 2 is the only value possible in cell (1,9).









For row 3, number 8 is only possible in cell (4,3)









For row 7, number 8 is only possible in cell (3,7)









Number 1 is the only value possible in cell (3,9).









Number 5 is the only value possible in cell (3,8).









For row 9, number 8 is only possible in cell (5,9)









For row 2, number 2 is only possible in cell (7,2)









For column 5, Number 3 is only possible in cell (5,8)









Number 9 is the only value possible in cell (2,8).









Number 1 is the only value possible in cell (9,8).









Number 7 is the only value possible in cell (9,2).









Number 1 is the only value possible in cell (5,2).









Number 7 is the only value possible in cell (6,3).









Number 1 is the only value possible in cell (7,3).









Number 5 is the only value possible in cell (6,5).









Number 6 is the only value possible in cell (5,6).









Number 4 is the only value possible in cell (5,1).









Number 6 is the only value possible in cell (4,1).









Number 7 is the only value possible in cell (5,5).









Number 4 is the only value possible in cell (4,5).









Number 1 is the only value possible in cell (4,6).









Number 7 is the only value possible in cell (7,7).









Number 5 is the only value possible in cell (4,7).









Number 3 is the only value possible in cell (9,7).









Number 6 is the only value possible in cell (2,7).









Number 1 is the only value possible in cell (6,7).









Number 3 is the only value possible in cell (2,9).









Number 7 is the only value possible in cell (4,9).









Number 6 is the only value possible in cell (6,9).









Number 9 is the only value possible in cell (9,9).