Astraware Sudoku - It's a different kind of Zen

Step-By-Step Solution:

Initial Grid

                    
First step - add in all possible valid pencilmarks.




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









Number 7 is the only value possible in cell (2,4).









Number 5 is the only value possible in cell (6,4).









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









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









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









Number 2 is the only value possible in cell (9,6).









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









Number 8 is the only value possible in cell (2,6).









For row 2, number 7 is only possible in cell (8,2)









For row 1, number 7 is only possible in cell (4,1)









For row 8, number 7 is only possible in cell (9,8)









For row 9, number 7 is only possible in cell (3,9)









For row 9, number 4 is only possible in cell (1,9)









For row 2, number 9 is only possible in cell (6,2)









For row 8, number 5 is only possible in cell (2,8)









For row 2, number 5 is only possible in cell (1,2)









For row 9, number 3 is only possible in cell (6,9)









For box 2, candidates for 8 are all in column 5, so you can remove candidates from other blocks.









For box 8, candidates for 6 are all in column 5, so you can remove candidates from other blocks.









For box 2, candidates for 1 are all in column 5, so you can remove candidates from other blocks.









For row 8, number 1 is only possible in cell (4,8)









For box 8, candidates for 2 are all in column 5, so you can remove candidates from other blocks.









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









For row 9, number 2 is only possible in cell (5,9)









Number 6 is the only value possible in cell (5,8).









For row 9, number 6 is only possible in cell (2,9)









Number 3 is the only value possible in cell (2,5).









Number 1 is the only value possible in cell (2,3).









Number 8 is the only value possible in cell (3,2).









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









Number 8 is the only value possible in cell (5,1).









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









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









Number 2 is the only value possible in cell (7,1).









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









Number 5 is the only value possible in cell (8,1).









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









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









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









Number 9 is the only value possible in cell (8,5).









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









Number 2 is the only value possible in cell (1,7).









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









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









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









Number 3 is the only value possible in cell (8,7).









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









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









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









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









Number 9 is the only value possible in cell (7,8).









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









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









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